Built in Chicago interviewed Research Park Director Laura Frerichs about how connecting the city’s startup community with what’s happening in tech and startups at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will strongly benefit the statewide tech community, in an article published March 10.
Even though the university is two hours south of Chicago, Frerichs said she works to emphasize the importance of the innovation and the startup ecosystem in the city and in the whole region.
“There’s an opportunity to see this as a collective benefit we have is a region,” she said. “That is more appealing than just one particular activity that may be happening in Chicago, but more of an explanation of why Illinois is relevant, why the Midwest is relevant.”
View the entire article online: http://www.builtinchicago.org/blog/laura-frerichs-u-i-enterpriseworks-how-make-illinois-relevant