#Disruption is certainly a sexy meme these days for BigCos and startups alike — and it has plenty of merit too. But for those leading and building entrepreneurial ecosystems, the best strategy for sustainable engagement and connectivity between BigCos and startups is a collaborative one. Both parties face unique business…

Startup communities are the heart of an innovation economy and serve as the growth engine for long term economic vibrancy. And economic vibrancy is easier to achieve when all nodes of an ecosystem connect with startup communities and activate on behalf of innovation. But I didn’t always know that.

Journey…

I’m an entrepreneur, not an economist. But after a spectacular tour of duty in both industry and startup environments, I’ve grown fascinated with economic vibrancy and the role tech entrepreneurs play in creating it.

First, everyone wants to be a part of economic vibrancy. Our families. Our communities. Our companies…

I’m confused by Nelson Peltz’s recent comments on how Procter & Gamble’s attitude on innovation is holding the company back.

Every day for the past two years, when I walk through the front doors of Union Hall — the startup hub in Over-The-Rhine — I’m reminded of the origin story…

Wendy S. Lea

Girl with deep southern roots, Board member at Techstars and Xyleme, Advisor to PGV, University of Miami, Ohio. Mentor to Rise of the Rest Network

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