Larry Schook, Vice President of Research at the University of Illinois, has named Kapila Viges as the Director of EnterpriseWorks Chicago. EnterpriseWorks Chicago will be located on the UIC campus in the Illinois Medical District. Viges will work to build on the successes of EnterpriseWorks, the tech incubator on the Urbana campus, which supports startup companies with an array of programs, facilities, activities, and events designed to nurture entrepreneurship and company formation.
She was previously Director of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, where she led statewide entrepreneurial programs of the Michigan 21st Century Jobs Fund. Viges received her degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Johns Hopkins University.