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Dioxide Materials Aims to Reduce our Carbon Footprint

Article Source: TECH cocktail, Monika Jansen, May 1, 2012 What do you do after teaching in the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign for 32 years, publishing numerous articles, papers and books, and receiving 18 patents – with multiple patents pending?  Oh, and you already founded 2 successful companies? You start Read more »

The U of I breeding ground

Article Source: Chicago Tribune, Business Section, April 28, 2012 PayPal Max Levchin, who graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a degree in computer science in 1997, helped found the online payments company in 1998 and served as chief technology officer. EBay acquired PayPal in 2002. Levchin went on to found Slide, a Read more »

State schools prep homegrown engineering, computer science talent for startups

Article Source: Chicago Tribune, Business Section, by Wailin Wong, April 28, 2012 Promise of stronger pipeline reverses gripe that Illinois loses too many grads to Silicon Valley Chicago’s startup community wants to hire young people like Ravi Pilla. As a high school student at the Illinois Math and Science Academy, Pilla and a few friends Read more »

Gift Caddie Aims to Make Online Wish Lists Easier

Article Source: TECH cocktail, Zach Davis, April 28, 2012 What is the Internet?  Ask a nerd, and you’ll likely get some elaborate answer about networks, protocols, and Al Gore.  I believe the explanation can be boiled down to one word: information.  The Internet is information.  It’s everything you ever needed to know about anything, plus cat videos. Read more »

5 Early Stage Startup Founders Share Valuable Advice on Starting Up

Article Source: TECH cocktail, Monika Jansen, April 27, 2012 At Tuesday night’s Tech Cocktail Champaign Mixer event, we had the unique opportunity to showcase 5 startups that are so early stage they are still in either conceptual or research mode.  Thanks to the University of Illinois’s focus on engineering and science at their Urbana-Champaign campus, 4 Read more »

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