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Shawna Culp

Pixo Star Trek

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
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Innovation in Engagement Award:
Parkland College

  • Kerris Lee
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In her role as an Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) for the University of Illinois, Lori has mentored Kerris Lee. Congratulations Kerris!

Entrepreneurial Excellence:
Social Venture Award

  • [co] [lab]
  • Pilot
  • Dr. Fouad Abd-El-Khalick & the EnLIST Team – University of Illinois
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We are thrilled to have [co][lab] as a new neighbor in Downtown Urbana!

Entrepreneurial Excellence:
Student Startup Award

  • KantWait
  • Servabo
  • Miss Possible
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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!

Entrepreneurial Excellence:
New Venture Award

  • Phi Optics
  • Veriflow
  • Electroninks
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Wow, this is a cool video!

Entrepreneurial Excellence:
Advocacy Award

  • Ray Price – iFoundry
  • Jed Taylor – U of I Technology Entrepreneur Center
  • Dennis Beard – Serra Ventures
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We’ve had the pleasure of collaborating with Dennis Beard for a number of years. Congratulations Dennis!

Innovation:
Economic Development Impact Award

  • Fox Atkins
  • Carlos Nieto – Nieto Enterprises
  • Walter Lohmann
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Carlos- Thanks for helping to create Chambana’s fun night life! Pixo Happy Hour thanks you!

Entrepreneurial Excellence:
Management Award

  • Dan Cermak – Volition
  • Mike Folk – HDF Group
  • Bill Cope – Common Ground Publishing
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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.

Innovation:
Longevity Award

  • Acoustic MedSystems
  • Prominic.NET
  • Pavlov Media
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