Innovation in The Corridor (Cedar Rapids Downtown Rotary)
“The dogmas of the quietpast are inadequate to thestormy present. Theoccasion is piled high withdifficulty, and we must risewith the occasion."Abraham LincolnDecember 1, 1862, Annual Message to Congress
Text 10 Up-And-Coming Startup Hubs From Around The World 1. Delhi, India 2. Omaha, Nebraska 3. Shanghai, China 4. Chicago, IllinoisOMAHA 5. Toronto, CAnada 6. Dallas, Texas 7. London, England 8, Boulder, Colorado 9. Vienna, Austria 10. Brooklyn, New York
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Why I’m Here•Iowa is an equitable place (a one degree town)•No need to spend energy just surviving•Leaders have invited me to the table•I see opportunity (and ALOT of it)•New Bo & Bottleworks (high quality of life/lost cost of living)
Everything youneed to createa culture ofinnovation ishere.
I’ve lived, worked,volunteered and traveledin 40 countries on 5continents. Because of mywork, I could live anywhere.I chose to live in Cedar Rapids.
How do we get more ofme here & keep us here?•Connect across traditional boundaries.•Close the generation gap (Easy Rider & Wall Street vs The Social Network)•Create opportunities to connect offline (and online) - Innovation center/coworking/events•Build the opportunity infrastructure.
A chance to continue thisdiscussion with SarahCaldicott on Feb 22nd.
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