FasPark – http://faspark.com, is the leader in street-parking information. Co-founded by University of Illinois Professor Eyal Amir and DePaul alum Sergei Kozyrenko, FasPark’s technology speeds up drivers looking for street parking. It uses data from many sources to determine the best route to find parking right now. FasPark gives complete coverage of Chicago, including all free spots, all zoned (permit) spots, and also all pay (metered) spots.
“The most important message of the Chicago Innovation Awards is one of confidence and courage,” said Thomas D. Kuczmarski, co-founder with Chicago journalist Dan Miller of the awards. “The economy is challenging but each nominee believes the simple truth that a powerful new product or service will find a rewarding market and has the courage to pursue their vision.”
As one of the Top 75 finalists, FasPark will receive a scholarship to attend a day-long executive education program on September 18th titled “The Practical Innovator”, taught at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. It is a full-day executive education course teaching the practical skills of innovation.
This year 13 judges, representing a range of Chicago’s business community, will be involved in an exhaustive and complex judging process to select the final ten winners of the Chicago Innovation Awards as well as ten “Up & Comer” award winners for smaller organizations still in the start-up phases of their innovations. In addition, each of the 75 finalists is automatically in the running for the annual “People’s Choice Award,” selected through online balloting at www.chicagoinnovationawards.com.
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