Our Story

Our story began in 2005 when Kenny Lew became CEO of Noblestar, a technology systems integration firm.  As CEO, Kenny led Noblestar’s successful technology and business consulting services throughout the US and Europe, with a focus on project/portfolio management and systems integrations.  In 2010, Kenny renamed the company the Innovation Network, changing the focus to providing grants management services to government, family foundations and nonprofit organizations.

From the beginning, our philosophy has been about helping organizations - whether foundations, nonprofit organizations or government agencies - implement the right solutions to help make the work they do more efficient and effective.  We achieve this through providing expertise in software assessment and implementation, system and data integration, automated testing, business intelligence, and operational improvements. We provide the technology strategy and experience to help organizations streamline their operations to best serve their communities.

Today, we continue to provide best-in-class services in the areas of grants, contract and financial management solutions, as well as more traditional program and project management solutions.

“IN has a mind for technology and a passion for collaboration, improvement, and delivering results in the grant community.  We pride ourselves in developing and maintaining great relationships with our clients. We have continuing relationships with both public and private sector grant organizations including private foundations, government agencies, research grant organizations, and numerous non-profits.”  - Kenny Lew, CEO

Timeline

2018
2018

Continue to provide technology management services to a diverse set of industries, including research and family foundations, government, nonprofit organizations, arts foundations, financial organizations and many more

2017
2017

Received MBE certification from the state of MD

2015
2015

Began partnership with SmartSimple

2015

Expanded focus to Federal, State and Local government

2015

Received the US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation’s (USPAACC) Fast 100 Asian American Business Award

2015

Joined the Salesforce Consulting Partner Program

2015

Began partnership with AWS

2012
2012

Merged with V-Concepts and continued operating as the Innovation Network – Dave Vinson joins as Managing partner

2011
2011

Began partnership with Fluxx

2011

Paul Chin joins the Innovation Network as Managing Partner

2011

Paul Chin joins the Innovation Network as Managing Partner

2010
2010

Early focus centered around family foundations and nonprofit organizations

2010

Noblestar renamed to the Innovation Network

2010

Early focus centered around family foundations and nonprofit organizations

2010

Noblestar Renamed to the Innovation Network

2005
2005

Kenny Lew becomes CEO of Noblestar