On Turning Mayors into Entrepreneurial Ambassadors

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Photo Credit: Alison Gold By Alison Gold, founder of Optimistic Anthropology Last month, City Alive was invited to present at the Kauffman Foundation’s annual Mayors Conference on Entrepreneurship in Kansas City. The conference brings mayors, entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship experts together to discuss ways to promote startup activity and encourage higher levels of entrepreneurship in their cities. Alison Gold, the founder …

What does it mean to be an ‘ecosystem’ anyway?

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The internet is a web. The interstate is an artery. The economy is an ecosystem. For the human brain, explaining complex ideas with analogy and metaphor helps us relate and understand quickly. In the case of the economic metaphor, however, the imagery not only works to explain the complexity of inputs and outputs, it works literally as well. That is …

UNM’s Partnership with the Air Force Research Lab Is Changing the Future of Aerospace

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