What We Do for Cities and States
Innovation Collective creates powerful innovation economies in cities that often feel like they are falling behind. In a day and age where most municipalities are coping with the realities of the changing economic landscape, Innovation Collective helps them seize unique opportunities that create new forms of innovation and economic prosperity. An estimated 42% of jobs we know today will not exist in 20 years. Innovation Collective transforms cities into centers of value creation by rebranding their economies, importing experts and activating entrepreneurs. Stopping the brain drain is possible.
Through our proven method of economic rebranding, Innovation Collective works in conjunction with community leaders, established businesses, educators, elected officials and local citizens to create a unique brand for each city with which we partner. We help communities establish a brand around specific technological verticals and then promote that community around the world as a hub of innovation. We provide and place content on behalf of the cities we work with via media outlets such as Bloomberg, Fast Company, Virgin Media, LinkedIn, Forbes and hundreds of other strategic alliances. Additionally, through local experiences, festivals, education and local media we create a grass roots buzz around your city's rebranded economy and drive the collective thinking of your citizens to focus them on the innovations of tomorrow.
We believe when a town begins to embrace new exponential technologies as a future economy, that it is important to make sure they are mentored by the leading thinkers in the space. Because of that belief, we fly in experts from around the world all year long and introduce them to the business leaders, students, entrepreneurs and government officials in your area. This creates a mutually beneficial mentorship model. An additional strategic benefit of making these experts “friends” of a fledgling economy is that they begin to talk about the town and the companies to their personal circles of experts. This creates believers and curiosity about this odd small town economy focused on a high tech sector. Imagine your town hosting a three-day festival focused on a technology vertical with experts from companies like Facebook, Apple, Google, SpaceX, Microsoft, Tesla, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, Oracle, Adobe, TechStars, Singularity University and many more.
Entrepreneurial activation is the key to establishing an innovation economy. Innovation Collective cultivates entrepreneurs by giving them access to investment capital, accelerating startups, the establishment of private clubs, and creating community centers where future technologies are being developed.
When describing our culture, we refer to it as an educational and social country club for entrepreneurs, providing access and privilege.
Henry David Thoreau is attributed with the quote, “Most men live quiet lives of desperation.” The Collective exists to prove Thoreau wrong.