Intelliwheels Product Manager Headed to Paralympics

Category : EnterpriseWorks
Posted on: August 5, 2016

CHAMPAIGN – Chicago Inno, one of the Midwest’s leading online tech and business magazines, recently did a profile on Josh George. The article highlights George’s life, athleticism, and his involvement with EnterpriseWorks startup Intelliwheels.

Josh George lends his years of wheelchair athletics experience to Intelliwheels everyday as their product manager. From the court or track to the office or trade show, George’s work continues to shine. He first came to Illinois as an athlete to be a part of Illinois’s long tradition of accessibility in athletics and on campus. In 2010, while on campus to continue his athletic training, he met Marissa Siebel and Scot Daigle where he joined their Intelliwheels team and helped develop geared wheels for wheelchairs, and eventually FitGrips, their signature product.

George is expected to win big this year at the Rio Paralympics. Combined with his BMW sponsorship deal, 2016 has been a good year for him. In regards to his fourth trip to the Paralympics George said:

“I’m constantly going out and trying to maximize my potential, maximize my ability as an athlete. “Rio is another shot to do that. I’m excited. I think I’m more excited and less nervous than I have been since Athens when I was carefree.”

“I’m there to see how fast this body can go.”

Read the whole article here to learn more about Josh George, his road to Rio, and Intelliwheels.