Even as we grow, we will probably always be an organizations with a relatively small staff; however, we fit into a larger vision for economic development in the Champaign-Urbana area.

Experts predict that real growth in Champaign won’t be about big corporation relocating, it will come from the growth of small businesses. Bump--and its peers like Oso, Intelliwheels, and others-- are at the center of a core group of second-stage startups that collaborate ... Our success will play a small but important role in creating a critical mass of young, entrepreneurial professionals, drawing new people hoping to start businesses and retaining graduates who want to bring their ideas to market.