Tim Hoerr, CEO of Serra Ventures, was the keynote speaker at the fifth annual 2010 Innovation Celebration on February 25th. This annual event is sponsored by the Champaign County Economic Development Corporation, The University of Illinois Office of Technology Management, Corporate Relations, The Research Park and Enterprise Works, in order to recognize individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions, taken risks, and provided leadership to ensure the continuing economic success of Champaign County. In addition, this event celebrates the ongoing success of the University’s economic development mission, and the growth of entrepreneurial talent and energy in your community.
Innovation Celebration is not merely an award for accomplishment, but a benchmark of success for those outstanding individuals, organizations and corporations who are nominated and selected to receive this prestigious award. Additionally, Innovation Celebration serves as a tangible collaboration between the University of Illinois and the community that clearly establishes the power of cooperation and united vision.
Tim Hoerr currently serves as the chairman of the Champaign County Economic Development Corporation. In 2009, he was the winner of the Entrepreneurial Excellence in Management Award at the Innovation Celebration Event.