Last week, GOPC Executive Director Lavea Brachman presented at the Innovation and the City colloquium in Boston. The event convened scholars, policy makers, and practitioners to discuss the strategies, opportunities and drawbacks associated with innovation-based urban economic development.
Her panel, titled “Building an Innovation Economy in America’s Legacy Cities,” included:
- Moderator: Mark Coticchia, Chief Innovation Officer, Henry Ford Innovation Institute, Detroit
- Dean Amhaus, President and CEO, The Water Council, Milwaukee
- Cathy Belk, COO, Jumpstart, Inc., Cleveland
- Benjamin S. Kennedy, The Kresge Foundation, Detroit
Take a look at some of the tweets about Lavea's presentation:
Innovation and the City was hosted by The Venture Café Foundation, the non-profit sister organization of the Cambridge Innovation Center. The mission of the Venture Café Foundation has three key elements: to build and connect communities of innovation, to expand the definition of innovation and entrepreneurship, and to build a more inclusive innovation economy.