Henry Addresses Plenary Session At EDA Annual Conference In Washington, DC

On April 7th, over 800 people gathered in a conference hall to hear a joint presentation by Henry Doss and Victor Hwang, addressing issues of innovation.  The occasion was the EDA's annual meeting, bringing together hundreds of business people, economic developers, elected officials, and DC luminaries to meet, greet and talk about issues of economic development in the United States.   Henry and Victor's plenary session address focused on the science and pragmatics of innovation -- what it is, how do you measure it and, most important, how do you actually engineer innovation into large-scale systems.

Victor Hwang, the Kauffman Foundation; Tom Guevara, EDA; Henry Doss, Rainforest Strategies.

Victor Hwang, the Kauffman Foundation; Tom Guevara, EDA; Henry Doss, Rainforest Strategies.

"This was one of the more interesting and fun opportunities I've had in some time to talk about innovation," said Doss.   "This was a particularly skilled and knowledgeable gathering and that gave me and others an opportunity to not only share ideas, but also to continue informal discussions well beyond the bounds of meeting rooms and conference halls.  It was a blast!"

Interested parties can receive a copy of the slides from this presentation by writing directly to RFS from the contact page of this web site and asking for a copy.

RFS at Nanjing University, Global Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

RFS at Nanjing University, Global Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Dr. Alistair Brett presented at the Nanjing University, Global Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The Q&A was robust and points to important evolution in innovation culture in China. This has implications for the global economy. Rainforest Strategies, LLP is pleased to participate in shaping innovation ecosystems between colleagues in China and the US.

Growing the Ashville Innovation Scene

Keynote by Henry Doss on March 22nd

Join other thought leaders, entrepreneurs, investors and innovators as they come together to discuss the growing tech ecosystem in the Asheville Community. This invitation only event will be held at Asheville's highly anticipated climate science coworking, education, and event space, The Collider.

Henry H. Doss currently serves as managing partner for Rainforest Strategies, an innovation consultancy. Henry’s work is primarily in the area of innovation ecosystem consulting, the merger of theory and practice in innovation culture work and the study of innovation leadership. In particular he focuses on the correlations between culture and performance in organizations and has an abiding interest in how individuals grow and learn.

Henry writes extensively on innovation, the impact of humanities studies on personal growth, and innovation leadership. He is a contributor to Forbes, and his book, The Rainforest Scorecard, provides a tool to measure the innovation potential in organizations.

Secure your tickets as soon as possible. Seating is very limited.

Attendees will connect with CEOs of leading tech companies operating in the WNC region, as well as the high caliber list of attendees, including local Investors, Mentors, Advisors, and Service Providers.

In addition to the keynote, Henry Doss, attendees will hear updates from the following individuals:

  • Josh Dorfman, on Venture Asheville's AVL 5x5 plan to grow Entrepreneurship & Innovation
  • Marilyn McDonald, on The Collider facility and mission to support Climate Science Entrepreneurship
  • Jonathan Snover, on the North Carolina Biotechnology Center's regional programs & direction
  • Emily Breedlove & Angela Raimondo, on The UpScene, Asheville's new multimedia publication on Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Oby Morgan, on Capital At Play and the magazine's growing role in sharing the Entrepreneurial story of WNC

Presentations will start promptly at 6:00 and will last until 7:15. Appetizers and beverages will be provided. We encourage attendees to come prepared to learn, network, and peruse the 10 local companies showcased in the Innovation Hub.

The final list of companies in the Asheville Innovation Hub will be announced soon. Want your business involved? Contact Emily@InnovativeEconomies.com


Tuesday, March 22, 2016 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT) - Add to Calendar


The Collider - 1 Haywood Street 4th Floor, Asheville, NC 28801 - View Map

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