Rainforest Rev: Innovation Is The Driver of Everything

The Rainforest Revolution
News on growing ecosystems for innovation and entrepreneurship


Global Innovation Summit + Week 2015  is coming. The world’s largest gathering of “ecosystem builders” happens in Silicon Valley on Feb. 16-20, 2015.  Early bird 30% discount ends Oct. 31.




How Innovation Can Lead To Life Purpose

Henry Doss, Chief Strategy Officer of T2 Venture Creation, from Forbes
An interview with Philip Hardin, CEO of YouScience, which has created an innovative method of helping students find their life (and work) purpose. Read more here.


Human Energy – Driver of Everything

Franchise for Humanity
A fascinating presentation by Ade Mabogunje, T2VC’s Co-Creator of Rainforest Architects and Professor at Stanford University, addressing a range of issues on the development of human culture’s innovation mindscape. Read more here.


Capturing Change in Science, Technology, and Innovation: Improving Indicators to Inform Policy

The National Academies Press
A data-rich paper assessing the state of U.S. science and technology indicators that are used to shape public policy, including research and development expenditures and innovation in the corporate sector. Read more here.


5 Key Themes Emerging From the ‘New Science of Cities’

The ideas that journalist and author Jane Jacob published about American cities in the early 1960s are influencing today’s most innovative urban theorists. Read more here.


Entrepreneurs Anonymous

The Economist
Would-be entrepreneurs with romantic visions of glamorous success need a reality check to understand what a risky and demanding challenge lays ahead of them. Read more here.




Commentary: How D.C. Quietly Became One Of The Best Places To Build A Start-up

The Washington Post
Washington D.C.’s diversity, culture, talent and capital are helping local entrepreneurs resist the pull of Silicon Valley. Read more here.


ACE, Formerly a Singapore Government-led Entrepreneurship Entity, Now in Startup Mode

Tech in Asia
Contrary to its image as a government obsessed with control, Singapore has allowed a collaboration project that supports entrepreneurs to split-off and privatize. Read more here.


3 Reasons Why Seattle Is the Next Big Startup Hub

The Wall Street Journal
The Pacific Northwest’s largest city is a “mega-talented hub for innovation” that has a fully networked startup community, an abundance of high-tech jobs, and a host of promising second-wave start-ups. Read more here.




Biomedical Entrepreneurship: A Roadmap to the Future

Monday and Tuesday, October 13 and 14
UC Berkeley Entrepreneurship Symposium will bring together thought leaders from industry, academia, and government to frame key challenges, advance new opportunities, and promote the biomedical industry by increasing technology transfer and entrepreneurship. Greg Horowitt of T2VC is a featured speaker.


2014 Cleantech Open Western Region Awards and Innovation Showcase

Friday, October 17, from 8am to 4pm
This invitation-only event in Fremont, California is the culmination of the western region accelerator program. Hear from industry thought leaders on the latest in cleantech, as Greg Horowitt of T2VC will be a keynote speaker.  See the eight category finalists pitch and join us as we announce the Final Four who will each win $20,000 in cash and services.  They will go on to compete at the Global Forum event for the $200,000 grand prize package. Register now! Seats are limited.




Sponsorship Sales Manager

The Global Innovation Summit + Week (www.innosummit.com) is seeking an ambitious, motivated, conscientious, and diligent applicant for the position of Sponsorship Sales Manager (SSM). The SSM will be responsible for executing on sales opportunities and leads, as well as generating leads, for The Global Innovation Summit + Week.

This position is initially all commission-based.  Based on success over the coming year, however, this position offers room to grow.  If you are interested in joining Silicon Valley’s leading innovation ecosystem consulting practice, please contact us at info@t2vc.com.

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