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 their growth. 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.
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