Horowitt appearance to launch 'innovation ecosystem' in Oswego

As part of SUNY Oswego’s community incubator initiative, National Grid on Tuesday, April 9, will co-sponsor an appearance of venture capitalist Greg Horowitt to launch the project, called “Thrive.”

Horowitt, co-author of “The Rainforest: The Secret to Building the Next Silicon Valley,” will participate in a free public “innovation rainforest launch” for Oswego County at 7 p.m. in SUNY Oswego’s Sheldon Hall ballroom.

The program is the first part of a yearlong series of workshops to be held in the county on creating an “innovation ecosystem” with Global CONNECT, an applied research and technical assistance consultancy Horowitt co-founded at the University of California-San Diego, focused on the development and growth of innovation clusters.

Horowitt is founding partner and managing director of T2 Venture Capital, a seed and early-stage venture fund for entrepreneurial businesses focused on high-impact innovation in the technology and health care sectors.

Global CONNECT has grown to encompass one of the world’s largest networks of innovation hubs, including more than 40 programs in 20 countries intent on accelerating global technology commercialization.

Other partners of Thrive include NBT Bank, Operation Oswego County, the Richard S. Shineman Foundation and Beacon Hotel.

Parking for the April 9 program will be provided in lots E-15 and C-15 across Washington Boulevard from Sheldon Hall; E-27 adjacent to Sheldon’s east side; and E-23 north of Rich Hall.

For more information, contact SUNY Oswego’s Office of Business and Community Relations at obcr@oswego.edu or 312-3492. To participate in building Oswego County’s innovation ecosystem, register online at oswego.edu/obcr/events or call 312-3492.

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(Posted: Mar 22, 2013)

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