Pixo was founded in 1998 by siblings Lori and Sigfried Gold. Though there is way more to the Pixo story, it is safe to say that Pixo has lived the start-up life. Pixo now has now grown to 32 full-time employees, but still embodies the “start up spirit” of ingenuity, risk-taking, positive change, creativity, passion, focus, and initiative. This year Pixo was proud to sponsor the Innovation Celebration that took place February 27th, and would like to congratulate all of the finalists and winners.
Here are the excellent video clips from the Celebration. The first in the set is the nominees, followed by a more in-depth video of the award’s Winner. We are big fans of all of these great people and businesses, and encourage you to take the time to watch them.
Innovation Transfer Award:
University of Illinois
- Dr. Stephen Boppart
- Dr. Stephen Sligar
- Dr. Scott White
Innovation in Engagement Award:
- Kerris Lee
In her role as an Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) for the University of Illinois, Lori has mentored Kerris Lee. Congratulations Kerris!
Social Venture Award
- [co] [lab]
- Dr. Fouad Abd-El-Khalick & the EnLIST Team – University of Illinois
We are thrilled to have [co][lab] as a new neighbor in Downtown Urbana!
Student Startup Award
- Miss Possible
Servabo contracted Pixo last year to help prototype their application, and have been working with Lori as an EIR as well. We are so proud of you Tim and Nishana!
New Venture Award
- Phi Optics
Wow, this is a cool video!
- Ray Price – iFoundry
- Jed Taylor – U of I Technology Entrepreneur Center
- Dennis Beard – Serra Ventures
We’ve had the pleasure of collaborating with Dennis Beard for a number of years. Congratulations Dennis!
Economic Development Impact Award
- Fox Atkins
- Carlos Nieto – Nieto Enterprises
- Walter Lohmann
Carlos- Thanks for helping to create Chambana’s fun night life! Pixo Happy Hour thanks you!
- Dan Cermak – Volition
- Mike Folk – HDF Group
- Bill Cope – Common Ground Publishing
We’ve had the pleasure of working with Volition to advance their recruitment of game developers to Chambana. We’ve also enjoyed working with the other two deserving nominees, Mike and Bill.
- Acoustic MedSystems
- Pavlov Media