PITTSBURGH, Feb. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Innovation Works, Inc. announced today
that Kim Wilson has joined the organization as an Enterprise Advocate. In
this position, Ms. Wilson will work closely with start-up technology
enterprises in southwestern Pennsylvania to assist, encourage, and monitor
Prior to joining Innovation Works, Ms. Wilson was the grants manager for
the Pittsburgh Biomedical Development Corporation (PBDC) and manager for the
BioMedical and CFO Networks at the Pittsburgh Technology Council. In these
roles, she performed due diligence on funded PBDC companies; assisted grantees
with milestones, business plan development and executive recruitment; and
instituted new business networks that included fundraising, policy development
and long-term strategic planning. Previous to this, Ms. Wilson was the
director of project development for The Brother's Brother Foundation.
Ms. Wilson is the latest addition to Innovation Works' expanding staff of
highly qualified professionals who bring valuable experience to Innovation
Works' companies. "Kim is a strong addition to our Enterprise Advocate team.
Her biotechnology experience will be an asset to us as we continue the build
out of services we provide to young companies," said Douglas Goodall,
President and CEO of Innovation Works.
"I am quite excited to be joining the Innovation Works team," said Ms.
Wilson. "This is a great opportunity and a position to which I bring
expertise and contacts in the biotechnology/medical technology field. I look
forward to working with young companies at such a comprehensive level in my
role as an Enterprise Advocate."
Ms. Wilson has a master's degree in public and international affairs from
the University of Pittsburgh with a concentration in economic and social
development. She graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor's degree in
economics and business from Washington University in St. Louis, MO.
Innovation Works is a community-funded investment organization whose
mission is to increase the new-enterprise success rate in southwestern
Pennsylvania by insuring that high-potential technology companies have
efficient access to the right people, expertise, and risk capital. Innovation
Works invests in firms that develop high-technology products or services; have
fewer than 100 employees; and reside in Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler,
Fayette, Greene, Lawrence, Washington or Westmoreland county. Please call
412-681-1520 or visit www.innovationworks.org for more information.
SOURCE Innovation Works, Inc.