Entries by Alexis Dishman

The Innovation Connector: Part Of An Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

“If you fly over a rainforest, pretty much all you see is the tops of the trees,” said Ted Baker, executive director. “But, what is really happening down there? There’s an entire ecosystem under those trees. When you come to the Innovation Connector, we can help you by connecting you to a component of our “ecosystem” you may need.”

Innovation Connector Helps Ashley and Bob Runkle Launch New Business: “Kiddo Keepsakes”

“Entertaining tiny humans and trying to get dinner made can sometimes feel like a noteworthy feat. Sometimes you need a new idea. Sometimes toys just lose their appeal and you have to get creative,” said Ashley Runkle. Ashley and her husband, Bob, pitched the idea for Kiddo Keepsakes, a children’s activity set, at the Innovation Connector’s BIG Idea Pitch.

Innovation Connector: Home And Resource Partner To Shafer Leadership Academy

A professional and beautiful building, and amenities such as plenty of free parking and back-office staff support,  adds to the credibility and professionalism of an organization. Align these attributes with matching values and missions and you find a resource partner that calls the Innovation Connector their home—The Shafer Leadership Academy.