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Check out video footage of the INNCEL 2015 winners

The Champaign County Economic Development Corporation just wrapped up their annual Innovation Celebration earlier in the week, and you can learn more about the winners via their video series they just sent out.

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Congrats to the 2015 Innovation Celebration Winners! 

Over 400 people gathered at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts for the 10th Annual Innovation Celebration on the evening on March 3rd to recognize those individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions, taken risks, and provided leadership to ensure the continuing economic success of Champaign County, the ongoing success of the University’s economic development mission, and the growth of entrepreneurial talent and energy in the community. 

Innovation Celebration is not merely an award for accomplishment, but a benchmark of success for those outstanding individuals, organizations and corporations who are nominated and selected to receive this prestigious award. Additionally, Innovation Celebration serves as a tangible collaboration between the University of Illinois, Parkland College and the community.

The winners were chosen out of more than 100 nominations.

Innovation Transfer Award – University of Illinois

Dr. Kenneth Suslick



Innovation in Engagement Award – Parkland College

Applied Media Promotions (AMP)


Entrepreneurial Excellence: Social Venture Award

Scientific Animations Without Borders (SAWBO)


Entrepreneurial Excellence: Student Startup Award

Rithmio, Inc.


Entrepreneurial Excellence: New Venture Award

Agrible, Inc.


Entrepreneurial Excellence: Advocacy Award

Alex Ruggieri


Innovation: Economic Development Impact Award

BRG Sports, Inc.  


Entrepreneurial Excellence: Management Award

Cathy Singer – Yahoo!, Inc.


Innovation: Longevity Award

Horizon Hobby


The EDC is pleased to work with the following sponsors of Innovation Celebration 2015: the University of Illinois’ Technology Entrepreneur Center, Research Park, Office of Corporate Relations, and Office of Technology Management, along with Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Parkland College, Singleton Law Firm, Serra Ventures, Ramshaw Real Estate, Pixo, Pavlov Media, Meyer Capel, Martin Hood Friese & Associates, IllinoisVENTURES, Fox Development Corporation, U of I Employees Credit Union, Surface 51, Prominic.NET, Akuna Capital, JSM Development, M2 on Neil, Waterborne Environmental, Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District, and McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff.

A special thanks to 40 North for producing the videos.

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