The IC Model Activates Innovation Through Mentorship and Access
We connect corporations with access to early stage startups and IP that is changing entire industries not from major tech hubs, but from the most unlikely people in the most unlikely places.
College & Universities
College & Universities
As higher education rapidly evolves IC works with Colleges and Universities across the US to establish life long learning experiences for students and alumni.
Our network of venture partners provides startups from across the nation access to mentorship and funding.
These unexpected successes from unexpected places have proven high value opportunities for our venture partner network.
We connect with Local, state and federal government partners to fast track transformation and connection to the greater innovation ecosystem.
Foundations, non-profits and other entities support the economic development aspects of the IC model.
A Proven Formula For Transformation
The Success Team
This group of individuals supports our mission of implementing the IC Model and convening the existing ecosystem to serve the future of your region. Universities, local governments, non-profits and philanthropists make up each city's Success Team.
Community Based Innovation Strategy
As a team we define the mission and put it into a 3 year plan that partners proven mentors and companies with your citizens and their ideas.
Launching Ecosystem Activation Plan
Leveraging community experiences, mentoring, and the rest of the IC suite of solutions we build a transformative ecosystem together.
This activation model becomes self sustained in 36 months. Together we unlock human potential, partner to create a thriving economy, launch companies that change the world, and build places to work, play, create and learn.
New jobs have been created, hope has been activated, communities are changed, and economies are growing.
Our ecosystem is growing
In 2020 we have established fundamental ecosystem partners and contracts:
AirForce Research Lab
Tech-transfer/community engagement contract
Idaho National Laboratory
Community Engagement Contract
Bay Bridge Ventures
IC exclusive venture partner
Co-Authored NSF grant for community resiliency tracking tools
Education partner for STEM activation and programming
Nevada Governor's Office of Economic Development
Regional community engagement contract
Workforce training and apprenticeship partner
CARES Act funded regional community engagement contract
University of Idaho
Co-Author of federal legislation for modernized workforce training
What is your vision?
How can we help?
For the past seven years we have been convening, aligning, and resourcing our community partners for maximum impact. Whether it is a single ecosystem builder or a whole country seeking remote work culture and operations strategy; IC: Better is ready to unleash the collective global creative community and maximize the impact of current local ecosystem leaders.
This craziness actually works.
Don't take it from us, here is what our members are saying
Local communities...and counting.
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Coeur d'Alene, Id
North Las Vegas, NV