Technology, Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Assisting you in navigating the complex tech ecosystem.

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From fully operational businesses generating revenue to early-stage, pre-ventures the Illinois SBDC at Champaign County EDC is here to help you commercialize new ideas into innovative products and services. Utilizing progressive tools for business planning and development such as GrowthWheel and Lean Startup, the SBDC can evaluate your business competencies and areas for improvement and formulate a path to success.

The Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Services (TIES) works diligently to reach out to businesses and entrepreneurs in a variety of ways. We provide one-on-one business advice to clients, facilitate highly-informative Tech Mixers & Workshops, and engaging multimedia programs such as the CU150 Video Series, to deliver vital information and foster connections in the central Illinois business community. The multitude of relationships that have been cultivated by our Tech Specialist provide an invaluable resource for networking and connecting with strategic partners, like-minded individuals or companies, and even other service providers. These may include other tech-based companies, industry associations, tech vendors, the investment community, intellectual property attorneys, and universities & colleges that provide outreach services.

Find out how you and your business can benefit from the wealth of knowledge and expertise available from our Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Specialist at the Illinois Small Business Development Center at Champaign County EDC.