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Support “Rapid Prototype Innovation” and connections/partnership

Separate from venture money, established technology companies have their own funds. These firms have money and what they need is innovative products to feed their large sales channels. By educating innovators to build rapid prototypes of innovative new products, something that you can touch, perhaps the ecosystem can connect these ideas with existing companies. It would be most effective if this connection provided some ...more »

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Skill-Based Hiring & Training Platform

We are building a new skills-based hiring and training platform that we believe will address the frictional unemployment problem of open jobs and qualified existing applicants, but for which matching is inefficient and often takes a very long time. Employers use our platform to list critical jobs and the skills needed for open positions; applicants apply with existing and desired skills. Skillvee helps to match ...more »

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Digital "Career & College" Exploration Tools from TeenLife Media

TeenLife Media is the largest online source of enrichment opportunities for college-bound students in grades 7-12, locally and nationwide. Parents, educators, and students turn to us to access a wide variety of listings and value-added content. We currently publish digital guides on a wide variety of topics and want to add a series that highlight careers in different industries and the colleges that offer degrees for ...more »

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Measuring Environmental Performance simply and accurately

When it comes to our environmental performance, we currently use adjectives (green, renewable) or make decisions with non-intuitive numbers such as tons of CO2 vs. Acre-feet of water. We need numbers that are both accurate and simple to understand. Something like a currency converter between resources to enable decisions. These numbers have to be based on accurate data such as local water scarcity, emissions and life ...more »

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