EnterpriseWorks hires Entrepreneurs-in-Residence to assist entrepreneurs and inventors that are starting a business. EnterpriseWorks hires local-experienced entrepreneurs that have effectively commercialized technology to provide consultation to local entrepreneurs at no cost to the company. The EIRs provide advice on business development, attracting investment, revenue creation, and engagements with industrial clients. They also provide entrepreneur training, and help fill early management guidance for startups and help inventors determine a path for starting their business.
EnterpriseWorks will cover the cost of the consulting services for Research Park clients and other University of Illinois entrepreneurs. EnterpriseWorks requires a request for counseling submission to be completed, which is online at https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/8330154 .
Alan Singleton specializes in corporate formation and transactions, intellectual property, and securities law. He has over 17 years of experience working with entrepreneurs to develop solutions to the wide variety of business and legal issues they face in establishing and growing their companies. Alan regularly advises clients on issues including company formation, raising capital, securities compliance, taxation and implementing stock option plans, mergers and acquisitions, and asset sales. Alan has established a reputation for being a leader in technology commercialization and early stage companies in East Central Illinois. In recognition of his work, Alan was selected by the University of Illinois and the Champaign County EDC as the 2008 recipient of the Entrepreneurial Advocacy Award. Alan is active in both the business and educational communities. His firm organizes the business plan review group Second Saturday and he has served as a judge for the V. Dale Cozad Business Plan Competition. While maintaining an adjunct faculty appointment with the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Alan has given guest lectures for the University of Illinois MBA course on technology commercialization, the senior Capstone Design Course in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, the Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership Idea to Enterprise Workshop, the Technology Entrepreneur Center Advanced Invention to Venture workshop and for medical residency programs throughout the state.