The state of Illinois is often only viewed of in terms of what is happening in Chicago. However, tech and startup success is no longer solely defined by a location on a map. Champaign-Urbana ranks in the top 10 for venture deals per capita, and has a tech ecosystem with direct connections to Silicon Valley. There is a lot of innovation happening outside of Chicago.
On December 7, ChicagoInno created a list of start-ups to keep an eye on that are based outside of Chicago. OceanComm, Agrible, and IntelliWheels made the list, each of which are Serra Capital portfolio and Champaign based companies.