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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.

TENANT: AE Machines | CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks
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.

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.

CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks
CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks
CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks

The Research Park and EnterpriseWorks will be well represented at t Innovation Celebration 2016, Champaign County's annual event recognizing leadership, risk-taking and outstanding contributions to our community. More than half a dozen companies/individuals were today named as finalists in the annual award event presented by the Champaign County Economic Development Corporation.

CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks
IntelliWheels Wins CUSBDC InnovateHER

CHAMPAIGN, IL, December 2, 2015 – In partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Champaign County EDC is pleased to announce IntelliWheels, Inc. as the local winner of the InnovateHER Business Challenge. A panel of judges selected IntelliWheels as the first place winner with MakerGirl as the runner-up and Helion Comics as the third place finalist. Ten business proposals were submitted for the local challenge.

TENANT: Starfire Industries | CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks

The News-Gazette featured Starfire's President Brian Jurczyk as this week's "high-tech difference maker". 

You can read his Nov. 30 interview for the paper's Wired In column here

CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks

Ryan Shelton, CEO of PhonotiCare, was profiled in Sunday's "Wired In" column in the News-Gazette

"Part of the reason I'm ambitious about solving this problem is that both my children had chronic ear disease in the first year of their lives. Tube surgery is the most common surgery in children. No other product can look through the eardrum like that."