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Innovators Connection Program Manager Avery Stone Fish on How Startups and Large Corporations Connect Successfully

Posted: July 17 2018 by Paul Kitti - Press

How Startups and Large Corporations Connect Successfully by Avery Stone Fish Chicago has evolved from a city of large corporations to an ecosystem that includes entrepreneurs and startups. With the growth of incubators and accelerators, with over 100 shared workspaces and incubators in Chicago today (source), large corporations are continuing to see the value of

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Why Chicago doesn’t need to emulate Silicon Valley

Posted: June 21 2018 by Mitch Hufnagel - Press

Why Chicago doesn’t need to emulate Silicon Valley By: Thomas Kuczmarski I’ve been involved in efforts to help build Chicago’s innovation ecosystem for more than two decades, but I always welcome an outside perspective that suggests how we could do better. It was with that in mind that I read Thomas Day’s commentary published here

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2018 Chicago Student Invention Convention Winners

Posted: April 20 2018 by Mitch Hufnagel - Press

Kindergarten through 8th grade young inventors honored at the 6th annual Chicago Student Invention Convention, out of 3,000 students who took part in 2018 program   CHICAGO – April 7, 2018 – Student inventors from across the city in grades K-8 competed for top honors at the 6th annual Chicago Student Invention Convention.  The event

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Winners spotlight: interview with Brian Krause, VP of Global Marketing & Communications, Molex

Posted: April 2 2018 by Paul Kitti - Press

Chicago Innovation “Winners Spotlight” Interview Brian Krause, VP of Global Marketing & Communications, Molex   Avery: In a nutshell, where are you now? What’s new with Molex? Brian: Molex continues to innovate and drive new products. Just recently we participated in the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, where we demonstrated a new automotive Ethernet

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Winners Spotlight: Interview with Tim Ayers, Vice President of Global Services at ExteNet Systems

Posted: February 2 2018 by Mitch Hufnagel - Press

Winners Spotlight: Interview with Tim Ayers, Vice President of Global Services at ExteNet Services Each month, the Winners Connection shines a spotlight on a Chicago Innovation Award Winner that has continued to innovate after winning their award. This month, Avery Stone Fish interviews Tim Ayers, of ExteNet Services Avery: Hey Tim, thanks so much for

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