Chicago Tribune features Entrepreneurship at the University of Illinois

Category : Features
Posted on: April 30, 2012

The Chicago Tribune features story on Entrepreneurship at the University of Illinois, includes mention of Research Park as an example of success. 

U. of I.’s Research Park provides office space and incubation services for startups founded by faculty and students. Companies such as State Farm, Caterpillar and Yahoo are also Research Park tenants and employ students for internships and full-time work.”I’m amazed at how different it is from when I was a student there,” said Jeff Holden, Groupon’s senior vice president of product management, who earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in computer science from U. of I. about 20 years ago. “There is a rich and thriving entrepreneurial community and culture there today that I didn’t really see at all when I was in school.”