2020 Best Tech Startups in Champaign

Powered by CrunchbaseThe Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Champaign, Illinois. In doing our research, we considered several factors including but not limited to:

  1. Revenue potential
  2. Leadership team
  3. Brand/product traction
  4. Competitive landscape

Additionally, all companies must be independent (unacquired), privately owned, at most 10 years old, and have received at least one round of funding in order to qualify.

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1. PhotoniCare


Founded: 2013

Also honored in: 2019 Best Tech Startups in Champaign

“PhotoniCare is a medical device start-up in Champaign, IL, developing technology invented at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign by the company’s founders. This handheld imaging technology provides access to new clinical indicators that will fundamentally change the way middle ear infections and other middle ear diseases are managed, by providing unprecedented views into the middle ear space where these diseases take place.

Fundamentally, PhotoniCare seeks to improve healthcare by enabling higher-value care, resulting in reduced healthcare costs and better patient outcomes. Our platform technology will provide new insights into a number of diseases and applications, starting with the most common disease afflicting our children.”

2. Inspirit IoT, Inc

Inspirit IoT, Inc

Founded: 2016

Also honored in: 2019 Best Tech Startups in Champaign

“Accelerated Machine Learning solutions — delivering high performance machine learning to cloud, server and edge devices.”

3. EarthSense, Inc.

EarthSense, Inc.

Founded: 2016

“EarthSense creates ultracompact, autonomous, teachable robots for crop breeders, agronomists, and growers.”