New oversight for the FAST Partnership Program

Category : EnterpriseWorks
Posted on: November 17, 2020

Alex Gorsuch has joined the EnterpriseWorks staff as a Visiting Associate Director for Entrepreneurship. In this position, he manages the US Small Business Administration Federal And State Technology (FAST) Partnership Program in Illinois.

The FAST program funds training programs and workshops, individual mentoring, grant preparation assistance, and technical assistance to technology startups locally and across the state with the support of SBIR/STTR federal award programs. Since its founding in 2003, EnterpriseWorks has helped R&D focused startups and small businesses to receive 471 SBIR/STTR awards totaling over $154 million. The University of Illinois Research Park is one of the 24 recipients nationwide for the SBA FAST Grant.

Learn more about the FAST Partnership program here.

Gorsuch is no stranger to EnterpriseWorks, having served as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence and a part of the iCorps teaching team.

A graduate of the University of Illinois, Gorsuch is a multidisciplinary engineer, serial entrepreneur, startup mentor. Currently, Alex is the VP of electrical and systems engineering at Pivotal Biotech, Chief Technology Officer at Ascent Integrated Tech and H-Trap One, Chief Executive Officer of MagPi Innovations, and mentor to numerous startups.

Connect with Alex Gorsuch here.