Assisting Illinois Incubators: the Streator Story

Category : EnterpriseWorks
Posted on: October 1, 2015

One of the missions of Research Park and EnterpriseWorks is to work with incubators around the state of Illinois, assisting with best practices and building collaborations. One of those relationships was featured in the September 30 edition of Blue Sky Innovation in the Chicago Tribune.

Writer Kate MacArthur interviewed Jason Marvel, the director of the new Streator Incubator, who spoke about his team’s visit to EnterpriseWorks over the summer.

“The University of Illinois’ incubator helped us to define our mission,” Marvel said. “Another takeaway was their entrepreneur-in-residence program, in which they have someone on staff that walks through the various business challenges or models and does lunch-and-learn types of events.”

Visit Blue Sky Innovation for the full article about Streator’s new incubator and how Research Park/EnterpriseWorks helped its launch.