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18May2016
CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks
CHAMPAIGN – Fourteen students from the Champaign’s Unit 4 School District form the first Young Entrepreneurship Program. Hosted by Illinois’s Research Park, the program provides students the chance to develop their own startup company.  
06Apr2016
CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks

Illinois Treasurer Mike Frerichs has launched the $222 million fund of funds program to provide capital to technology businesses that seek to locate or expand in Illinois. The new Illinois Growth and Innovation Fund website was officially unveiled at a town hall meeting to further share information and provide a way for entrepreneurs to pitch ideas to a wider audience searching for investment potential.

31Mar2016
TENANT: PhotoniCare | CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks
Medtech Startup Showdown

Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry (MD+DI) 2016 Medtech Startup Showdown field of 16 includes two startups in residence at EnterpriseWorks: PhonotiCare and BioAnalytics. The contest pits young medical device companies against each other tournament-style and asks readers to choose which ones move on to the next round.It's best to vote via a computer, as the site doesn't work as well via smartphone. 

17Mar2016
TENANT: Intelliwheels | CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks

IntelliWheels, winner of the local Champaign-Urbana InnovateHER competition, pitched its Tinker digital wheelchair configurator as one of the top 10 female-focused innovations in the nation on March 17.

11Mar2016
CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks
 Illinois Science and Technology Coalition Innovation Index

ILLINOIS - Thanks to university innovation hubs like the University of Illinois Research Park, Illinois' startup ecosystem is blossoming, with more companies being created – and staying – in Ill

07Mar2016
CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks
24Feb2016
CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks

CHICAGO - EnterpriseWorks graduate Zero Percent, a startup that coordinates food donations and pickups among Chicago non-profits, is launching a crowdfunding platform to raise money for gas and workers needed to prevent restaurants' excess food from going to waste.

08Feb2016
TENANT: AE Machines | CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks
29Jan2016
CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks

EnterpriseWorks startup EP Purification was quoted in a Chicago Blue Sky innovation story about the intersection of the tech world and the water crisis in Flint, Mich. 

"Sung-Jin Park, chief technology officer of EP Purification, a startup based at the Research Park at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, said ... (if )startups with budding technologies join forces, water contamination problems can be solved more quickly and cheaply.

26Jan2016
TENANT: HDF Group | CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks
Innovation Celebration Winners 2016

CHAMPAIGN, IL, January 25, 2016 – Over 400 people gathered at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts for the 11th Annual Innovation Celebration on the evening on January 22nd to recognize those individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions, taken risks, and provided leadership to ensure the continuing economic success of Champaign County, the ongoing success of the University’s economic development mission, and the growth of entrepreneurial talent and energy in the community.

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