August 13, 2017: Derek Hoiem is the most recent EnterpriseWorks affiliate to be featured on the News-Gazette’s Wired In section, which features a different high-tech difference maker in the Champaign-Urbana community every week.
Derek Hoiem, University of Illinois computer-science professor, is the co-founder and CTO of Reconstruct, Inc. Reconstruct’s mission is to improve efficiency and reduce risk in constructin using new computer techniques.
In the past year, Reconstruct has advanced from having a protoype and one job site, to having 6 full-time employees and having completely reconstructed their original web-based platform. They just released the newest version in July. The future of Reconstruct, Inc is looking good, as the goals for the company are keeping every new building project on time and on budget, as well as helping to monitor the health of aging infrastructure across the world.
Hoiem shares this piece of advice for those who are interested in starting a company: A startup is like a marriage: it needs passion, commitment, and lots of work. Make sure you’re ready for that. Also, focus on building your team because it takes a wide range of talents and personalities to create a successful team.”
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