Oxalo Therapeutics Awarded $2.3 Million of STTR Funding from National Institutes of Health

December 03, 2018

According to the National Kidney Foundation, about one in ten people will develop a kidney stone. Oxalo Therapeutics, a University of Chicago (UC) biotech startup, is developing a drug to treat and prevent kidney stones. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded Oxalo Therapeutics a $2.3 million grant for a first-of-its-kind drug.

Digital Dipstick Wins SBIR Funding Using Resources Throughout Illinois

July 02, 2018

Digital Dipstick Company, a fluid-monitoring technology startup, was recently awarded $224,000 in Phase 1 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) funding from the National Science Foundation. Digital Dipstick received guidance and help from resources provided by the Illinois University Incubator Network, designed to help entrepreneurs affiliated with University-based entrepreneurship centers. But their story starts long before that.

Entrepreneurial Fellowship Winners Create Unity Threads

June 15, 2018

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — United by their civic-minded entrepreneurial talents and empowered by Illinois Wesleyan University’s $5,000 bi-annual Entrepreneurial Fellowship grant, Liam Keffer ’20 (Evergreen Park, Illinois), Benjamin Sestak ’19 (Springfield, Illinois) and Zachary Walsh ’20 (Lombard, Illinois) are developing an online specialty clothing store – Unity Threads – which caters to the needs of children with disabilities.