We Must Do Better.

We Must Do Better.

As our nation comes to grips with the systemic racism that has plagued our society for generations, it seems only appropriate to take stock of where Illinois’ tech community stands—and how we must do better. The numbers are grim. African-Americans make up nearly 15 percent of Illinois’ population, but receive less than 6 percent of […]

Beyond the Index: Entrepreneurship in Action

Beyond the Index: Entrepreneurship in Action

How two university-supported startups are taking on COVID-19 in very different ways. Last month, ISTC released its 2020 University Entrepreneurship Index, detailing record growth of Illinois’ university-supported startups. Over the past five years, entrepreneurs on Illinois’ campuses have created more than 1,000 new ventures, raising more than $1.4 billion in funding and creating 3,300 new […]