Category: Q&A

Beyond the Index: Spotlighting Two Illinois University Startup Founders

Beyond the Index: Spotlighting Two Illinois University Startup Founders

Q/A with Ashley Moy, CEO, Cast 21, and Alex Niemczewski, CEO, BallotReady                 Earlier this month we released our Illinois Innovation Index, detailing record levels of entrepreneurship activity from Illinois universities, with over 800 companies founded and $630 million in funding raised over the last five years. Index findings also showed that […]

Inside mHUB, Chicago’s Newest Manufacturing Incubator

Inside mHUB, Chicago’s Newest Manufacturing Incubator

Q/A with Haven Allen, Executive Director, mHUB   Incubators and coworking spaces like 1871 and MATTER coalesce Chicago’s digital/IT and healthtech startup communities, create jobs, and drive economic development. With the creation of the makerspace mHUB, Chicago’s manufacturing and product development community will also have a centralized location to meet, collaborate, and create.  mHUB’s creation is the result […]

Catalyst Conversations: Tim Walbert, Chairman, President and CEO, Horizon Pharma plc

Catalyst Conversations: Tim Walbert, Chairman, President and CEO, Horizon Pharma plc

Q+A with prolific healthcare business leader Tim Walbert This issue of Catalyst takes you inside the mind of healthcare business leader Tim Walbert, CEO of Illinois-based Horizon Pharma. What follows is an edited interview with Mr. Walbert — about launching and growing a healthcare business in Chicago, Horizon’s “patient-first” approach to medicine, and what motivates […]

ISTC Catalyst Conversations: Chris Gladwin, Founder, Cleversafe

ISTC Catalyst Conversations: Chris Gladwin, Founder, Cleversafe

Q&A with one of Chicago’s most prolific tech entrepreneurs – Chris Gladwin   This issue of Catalyst takes you inside the mind of serial entrepreneur Chris Gladwin, founder and former CEO of data storage company Cleversafe, which recently sold to IBM for more than $1.3 billion. What follows is an edited interview with Gladwin – […]