Innovative community solutions
As a part of Thrive Community Incubator Initiative, Greg Horowitt presented, "The Rainforest: the Secret to Building the Next Silicon Valley," he first part to a year-long series of workshops in Oswego County on innovation with Global CONNECT. As one of the world's largest networks of innovation hubs, Global CONNECT includes more than 40 programs in 20 countries all focused on accelerating global technology commercialization. The "Innovation Rainforest" as described by Horowitt is a way to observe the dynamics and drivers of innovation ecosystems.
Greg Horowitt is founding partner and managing director of T2 Venture Capital, a seed and early stage venture fund and advisory services firm focused on high impact innovation in the technology and health care sectors. He is also the co-founder of Global CONNECT, a think tank based at the University of California, San Diego, focused on the development and growth of innovation clusters worldwide.