A fundamental driver of innovation is the ability to “fail fast” by effectively navigating obstacles and gaining consensus among diverse perspectives. Local government and public sector stakeholders are often critical, and very influential, parts of this process.
The Innovate Raleigh Advocacy task force will explore this process through the lens of successful Triangle entrepreneurs at our annual summit on November 9th. We’ll learn from:
- Serial entrepreneur Justin Miller, founder of WedPics and the Taco Cartel, who was evicted after running his company out of his home and has gone on to become a change agent in Raleigh and beyond.
- Emily Sexton, owner of The Flourish Market, who is on a mission to spread dignity across the globe through fashion.
- Erin White, founder of Community Food Lab, who is empowering our community to think differently about food as the Triangle continues to rise as a top culinary destination. His quest is to ensure that everyone has access to healthy food, where gardens and farms are encouraged to pop up and bring neighbors together.
Attendees will engage in stories from the panelists followed by breakout sessions where we will brainstorm how to effectively navigate advocacy issues, including:
- Home offices and business licensing, including zoning requirements
- The sharing economy, including AirBnB, Bike sharing, and the use of public spaces
- Disruptive technologies, such as aerial drones, cryptocurrencies and driverless vehicles
- The impacts of our rapidly growing population on affordable housing
We will also be discussing issues and topics raised by our attendees. Add your voice below!
Keep posted here for more Summit previews and interviews and get excited for our 6th Annual event on November 9, 2017 at the Raleigh Convention Center. Register Now!