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12Sep2016

CHAMPAIGN – The News-Gazette’s Paul Wood highlights local tech innovators in his column, “Wired In.” This week he sat down with Fiona Kalensky, the CEO of Therapalz.

Therapalz is an iVenture startup that uses life like animals to mimic “animal therapy” to comfort Alzheimer’s patients and help their caregivers. Kalensky, 20-year old, systems engineering and design major discussed what inspired her product idea, and how she plans to expand it today. Therapalz has been successful in “adult care facilities, nursing homes and memory care units as it developed.”

06Sep2016
TENANT: Serra Ventures | CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks

Reconstruct, a computer vision based analytics company for the construction industry based in the EnterpriseWorks incubator, has received $850,000 of seed round funding. The raise was led by Serra Ventures, which is also based in the University of Illinois Research Park, with Illinois Ventures joining as part of the syndicate. 

31Aug2016
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Business Insider highlighted the University of Illinois Research Park in its blurb ranking the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as one of America's 50 best colleges (ranked No. 43) and 14 best colleges in the Midwest (ranked No. 6). 

30Aug2016

CHAMPAIGN -- The Daily Illini interviewed Yassine Ibnattya and Hadi Haikal about their iVenture startup company, Fraicher. Ibynattya and Haikal are both UIUC students who pursue healthier lifestyles. Through Fraicher, they aim to help others achieve healthier lives as well through a nutritious and afforable food-delivery system.  

23Aug2016
TENANT: IllinoisRocstar LLC | CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks

CHAMPAIGN – The News-Gazette’s Paul Wood highlights local tech innovators in his column, “Wired In.” Recently he sat down with William Dick, the president of Illinois RocStar, an EnterpriseWorks graduate that has offices in the University of Illinois Research Park. 

19Aug2016

CHAMPAIGN -- To increase coding and programming recruitment efforts, CME Group will be opening an Innovation Center in the University of Illinois Research Park on September 9. This will be CME Group's first location on a college campus, and they hope to employ 10 student interns.

Research Park Director, Laura Frerichs, said "As long as the growth of tech becomes increasingly imperative in the financial industry, which it seems to be, recruiting is going to continue to hike."

17Aug2016

CHAMPAIGN – On Monday (8/15), President Timothy Killeen announced H. Edward Seidel as the Interim Vice President for Research (VPR) for the University of Illinois System, pending Board of Trustees approval. The Research Park is a unit under the VPR's office.

15Aug2016
CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks

CHAMPAIGN – The News-Gazette’s Paul Wood highlights local tech innovators in his column, “Wired In.” This week he sat down with William Widjaja, the CEO of Tweetsense.

09Aug2016
TENANT: Intelinair | CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks

CHAMPAIGN – Each week the News-Gazette’s Paul Wood features a local tech innovator in his column, Wired In. This week he sat down with Naira Hovakimyan, co-founder of IntelinAir.

08Aug2016
CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks

CHAMPAIGN – Chicago Inno, a leading Chicago online business magazine, covered iVenture’s Chicago Demo Day, held on August 4, 2016 at Avant’s downtown office.

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