Webinar Recording – Developing an Entrepreneurship Ecosystem for Resiliency

IEDC held a webinar on August 6 titled Developing an Entrepreneurship Ecosystem for Resiliency. Entrepreneurs are the rainbow following the storm for many communities. Not only are they creating jobs, filling a vacant space, and possibly, contributing to the diversity of the economy, they can spark the rebirth of a community. Creating and nurturing an active ecosystem prior to a disaster can retain the entrepreneurial livelihood after adversity.Discover how your community can strengthen your entrepreneurial ecosystem to thrive post-disaster.

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Bonnie Canal Managing Partner The Resiliency Institute Bonnie Canal is a nationally recognized leader in community resilience innovations and strategies and is the founder and Managing Partner of The Resiliency Institute. Bonnie’s firm is focused on comprehensive community preparedness and resiliency by engaging the entire community’s political, civic, business, and other key leadership personnel. From personal continuity, business continuity and disaster preparedness Bonnie understands that your success and future growth comes from your plan. Through practical applications across the full continuum of prevention, protection, response and recovery – TRI is your strategic partner; assisting you to see invisible opportunities and solve seemingly impossible problems that will enhance the resilience of individuals, your businesses, and your communities. Bonnie continues her resiliency consulting for communities, businesses and non-profits while traveling the US engaging in the conversation at the community level. She is a proud native of New Orleans and has worked in the field of Community Resiliency for 6 years.  

Diane Palmintera President Innovation Associates Diane Palmintera is Founder and President of Innovation Associates. For more than 30 years she has been a national and international leader in innovation and entrepreneurship, and innovation-based economic development. She is best known for leveraging universities and national laboratories to stimulate economic competitiveness. Ms. Palmintera has guided federal, state and local leaders, university presidents, federal labs, and international organizations on innovation, entrepreneurship, technology transfer, commercialization, SBIR/STTR, public-private partnerships and federal relations. She has provided services and/or assessed best practices in numerous states and communities throughout the U.S. and more than 16 countries in Europe, Scandinavia, Asia and Central America. She served as Co-chair for the White House (OSTP) sponsored Lab-to-Market Inter-Agency Summit that provided transformative recommendations on commercialization, and sponsored related Congressional briefings in conjunction with the House Technology Transfer Caucus and ITIF. Her work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, (UK) Financial Times, and other media and she frequently appears as a speaker at national and international conferences. Ms. Palmintera also is a well-known author. Endorsed by national and international leaders, Technology Transfer and Commercialization Partnerships (NSF) provides a roadmap for academic institutions to launch technology startups. She is the author of other nationally acclaimed work: Accelerating Economic Development through University Technology Transfer, Developing High-Technology Communities, Partners on a Mission: Federal Laboratories Contributing to Economic Development (DoC), and separate works on Best Practices in U.S., European and Asian Innovation Development.

About this Webinar Series With funding from a U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) grant, the 2015 Disaster Preparedness and Economic Recovery Webinar Series is produced by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). This training series provides practical information on key topics in disaster preparedness, recovery and resiliency for economic development organizations, chambers of commerce, and community stakeholders.  The views and statements expressed in these webinars are those of IEDC and presenters, and does not necessarily reflect the views of EDA. Please note: Web seminars in this series are not eligible for CEcD certification points. 


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