Each year, the Innovation Celebration provides recognition to individuals and organizations that contribute to the startup ecosystem in Central Illinois.
For the 2019 celebration, the finalists for the Paul Magelli Entrepreneurial Advocacy Award included First Leaf Capital Managing Partner Mark Aardsma, as well as Edwin Moore, and Roland Garton. This award is for an individual that actively engages, encourages, coaches and mentors entrepreneurs in the community, and provides extensive support to help them achieve success.
Congrats to Roland Garton who received the award. Mark is thankful for this recognition as a finalist for this award that so closely matches the passion that drives his work with entrepreneurs.