Innovation Works Announces Addition of Kim Wilson To Expanding Enterprise Advocate Staff

Feb 15, 2000, 00:00 ET from Innovation Works, Inc.

    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 for more information.

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