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Here Comes The 2013 Chicago Innovation Awards Top 100 Finalists Winner – Dane Christianson!

All IIT rock stars, please join us on congratulating Dane Christianson, one of our own at IIT who was nominated the Top 100 Finalist of the 2013 Chicago Innovation Awards!


Successful young entrepreneur star at IIT, Dane Christianson is also currently a mechanical engineering student. He was inspired by IIT in 2012 to revisit his project of inventing the X-cube, a 3-D puzzle that allows the extension of another two faces. Dane has made a great success in bringing the idea and his innovation into reality. From the time he invented his first X-cube, he strived to create, communicate and deliver the value of his invention to everyone through the help of EA (Entrepreneurship Academy) and all kinds of social media, and finally founded his own company – Moving Parts LLC this year.

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The Chicago Innovation Awards is a local organization aiming “To make Chicago a recognized hub of innovation by igniting a new narrative for our region, strengthening its economic future and building the spirit of innovation throughout the community. ” (Quote from their main website) It awards the most innovative products and services each year, educates people with the power of innovation and connect young entrepreneurs with rich resources.

It is a great honor for Dan to be nominated the Top 100 Finalists of the 2013 Chicago Innovation Awards. The top 100 organizations cut across all industries, from large corporations to start-ups, for-profit and non-profit, high tech, low tech, and no tech. They differ in many ways, but they are all bound by their commitment to innovation. Over the next few weeks, judges from The Chicago Innovation Awards will select the 10 winners of the Chicago Innovation Awards, as well as winners of the Up-and-Comer Awards, Social Innovator Award and Collaboration Award. These innovations will be celebrated at the 12th annual Chicago Innovation Awards at the Harris Theater on October 30th. Invitations are expected to be out soon!Slides-for-website-v41

Right now, we’re asking YOU to be an IIT entrepreneur supporter and an X-Cube fan by clicking the image above to vote for Dane to be the People’s Choice Award winner! Voting ends on October 4th, and you can simply click on the image, locate “X-Cube”, and let’s all make X-Cube the winner!



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  • WebSEOlogy

    What an awesome invention. I voted for you! I’m a bit of a techy myself but sadly was not very good at the rubik’s cube. I can only imagine how awesome and smart one would have to be to figure out YOUR x-cube invention!! great job!

  • onlinephdukprograms

    Congrats Dane Christianson! For both the win and the opening of your own company! It is a wonderful invention. I voted for you!