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Innovation in The Corridor (Cedar Rapids Downtown Rotary)

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A presentation to The Cedar Rapids Downtown Rotary Club by Andy Stoll on Feb 15, 2010. More info on Andy at www.andystoll.net/about

A presentation to The Cedar Rapids Downtown Rotary Club by Andy Stoll on Feb 15, 2010. More info on Andy at www.andystoll.net/about


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  • 1. #crrotary@andystoll
  • 2. “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
  • 3. Innovation isa mentality.Not a division.
  • 4. Exodus Music Festival
  • 5. non-profit businessfor profit governmentbusiness the community ;-)
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  • 10. NewORLEANS 15
  • 11. 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
  • 12. DesMOINES 10 Best Cities for the Next Decade #7 Des Moines
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  • 14. 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)
  • 15. Everything youneed to createa culture ofinnovation ishere.
  • 16. 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.
  • 17. 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.
  • 18. A chance to continue thisdiscussion with SarahCaldicott on Feb 22nd.
  • 19. Andy Stollmedia producer & social entrepreneur andy@stoll.net mobile: 424.888.2434 www.andystoll.net facebook/twitter @andystoll AROUND-THE-WORLD TRAVELOGUE www.noboundaries.org tweetin’ @noboundariesorg