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CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks

CHAMPAIGN – Lucas Smith, CEO of BioAnalytics Inc., was spotlighted by the News Gazette’s Paul Wood as a ‘high tech difference maker.’ BioAnalytics Inc. is an affiliate of the EnterpriseWorks startup incubator.

Smith founded BioAnalytics after seeing the need to advance the technology centered on disease indication. With the help of Smith’s freshman year roommate, brother, and grant aid, BioAnalytics has been able to develop new equipment and processes to make indication faster and more efficient.

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.  
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.

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. 

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.

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

CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks
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.