Rainforest Rev: Innovation Stories and A People’s Guide To Excellence

News on growing ecosystems for innovation and entrepreneurship


Innovation Emerges From Stories We Tell
Henry Doss, Chief Strategy Officer of T2 Venture Creation, from Forbes
To foster innovation as a process or an outcome, leaders must understand it as a form of storytelling — an act of creation that turns imagination into reality. Read more here.

Robert Sutton’s Guide to Excellence
Strategy + Business
Management theorist Robert Sutton believes human behavior is the key to business success. The one thing most leading companies share? They don’t tolerate jerks. Read more here.

Investing in Women’s Employment
International Finance Corporation
Enhancing the role of women in a nation’s workforce is the key to economic development. Read more here.

Rapid Innovation Diffusion in Social Networks
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)
Social networks provide a rapid means for people to cluster and respond to social acceptance and feedback, aiding in the spread and adoption of innovations. Read more here.

Getting Past the Barriers to Collaboration
Ideas Lab
Efforts to eliminate the obstacles that slow a collaborative approach to innovation are frequently contested, and a range of excuses are employed to stymie improvements in organizational collaboration. Read more here.

How To Create A Startup Hub
People are wondering how to start a tech scene from scratch in their area. They might ask the folks in Orlando, Florida who have actually made it happen in a city whose second largest industry is now tech. Read more here.
Phoenix Tech is Scorching: Now Where Are the VCs?
USA Today
Startup investments in Arizona’s thriving “Silicon Desert” have jumped this year, but the region is still looking for a breakout company that will lure the big money from Silicon Valley. Read more here.

Hickenlooper meets with Fort Collins tech startups
The Coloradoan
The Governor of Colorado went to Fort Collins to promote the city’s startup ecosystem, which includes a strong collaboration with city government and the local Colorado State University campus. Read more here.

Global Innovation Summit + Week 2015
Learn.  Love.  Build… Together.

February 16-20,2015

Silicon Valley, California
50% early bird discount — last day is August 31! Plus highly discounted rates for students, startups, nonprofits, universities, and governments.

Liquidity Nanotech Corporation
Liquidity Nanotech Corporation, one of Silicon Valley’s top next generation technology startups, has a limited investment window for friends of T2 Venture Creation. The company is targeting a multi-billion dollar market in clean water. It’s a rare opportunity to make profits while saving lives. Visit Liquidity’s crowdfunding website for more information.

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