Foundation Impact

Foundations are increasingly challenged to create significant impact as the severity of causes escalates.  One of the strongest assets a foundation has is its network of sponsors, partners and nonprofits. Foundations have a critical role to play in the ecosystem, specifically, integrating their network.  They are the drivers - raising awareness, identifying solutions and providing structure … Continue reading Foundation Impact

Competitive Regions

The competitive landscape is evolving from individual corporate competition to large-scale co-opitition.  As global competition continues to rise, organizations are looking for every advantage to accelerate their strategic objectives and investments.  Today we are looking at cities/regionsthat are architecting innovation economies byintegrating industry clusters, innovation centers and next generation educational programs.  These initiatives are supported … Continue reading Competitive Regions

Technovation [MN] takes seriously the fact that girls are underrepresented in STEM

Technovation [MN] makes it possible for Minnesota's girls to compete in the world’s largest global technology entrepreneurship competition. They inspire and enable teen girls to dream up, design, code and pitch mobile phone apps that solve a real-world problem.  Working with mentors, all-girl teams develop a real-world combination of technical and entrepreneurial skills.   I … Continue reading Technovation [MN] takes seriously the fact that girls are underrepresented in STEM