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Chase Bonhag

Chase Bonhag

CEO - FirstIgnite , USA

Co-founder and CEO of FirstIgnite, an AI powered software company built for commercialising research

FirstIgnite allows users to enter a description of their research and then they are matched to the markets, companies, and contacts best suited for partnership.

FirstIgnite is used by over 50 research institutions around the world and is backed by Y Combinator, Frontier Ventures, Red Cedar Ventures, Connetic Ventures, and the Illini Angels.

Prior to FirstIgnite, Chase was on the venture investment team at TechNexus and Illinois Ventures, where he invested in the most promising companies coming out of the research portfolio at the University of Illinois.

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