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From Silicon Valley to Sub-Saharan Africa startup communities are building a better future for humanity. Hear Andrew Berkowitz interview successful startup founders and investors around the world to uncover the stories of the world's startup communities.
 
This weekly podcast dives into the agbiosciences sector in Indiana, where 21st Century agriculture, life sciences innovation and cutting-edge technology converge. Ag+Bio+Science is an in-depth conversation with leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs in the space. Learn more about the pioneering industry and where it's heading from those leading the way.
 
We all have a stake in making our communities more competitive. Closing the skills gap and driving economic growth starts at the grassroots level. Tune into the Ready for Work podcast for a bimonthly discussion about strengthening the workforce ecosystem. Make ACT Ready for Work your go-to source for ideas to revolutionize your workforce. Provided by the experts. Curated by ACT. Learn more at act.org/readyforworkpodcast. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
The Democracy That Delivers podcast is about democratic and economic development and the intersection between the two. Through their personal stories, guests share how their work is helping build stronger democratic institutions in countries all over the world and how they are tackling some of the major governance challenges that many countries face today. The weekly discussion covers a wide range of topics including entrepreneurship, governance, rule of law, and the role of the private sect ...
 
Join Co-hosts Aubrey Hruby and Gyude Moore as they explore radical ideas for job creation and economic development in African markets. NewThink seeks out and puts forth ideas from anywhere and everywhere, applying them to stubborn economic problems, defying central planning, and ultimately fighting oldthink in emerging market development.
 
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The unprecedented disruptions brought by the COVID-19 pandemic have hit compliance with environmental laws and regulations hard. In this episode, Shahrzad Majdameli, an attorney with the International Network for Environmental Compliance and Enforcement (INECE), joins Communications Director Ken Jaques and Anti-Corruption Program Officer Michele Cr…
 
Mark Perna is a speaker, author, CEO, and all-around nice guy. In addition, he is one of the go-to resources for insight on education, workforce, and generational differences. In this episode, Dennis interviews Mark and asks him the tough question: what is it that economic development professionals need to better understand about talent and the gen…
 
Ecosystem Arabia - Episode 2 of 6 - In the second episode of our 6 week community activation, we tell the inside stories of the entrepreneurs laying down the foundation for the payments, logistics, and artificial intelligence industries in the region. This community activation is an interactive digital gathering of the Middle East and North African…
 
All three of your co-hosts (Andy, Dennis, and Jason) return to the microphone to share their fearless predictions for the economic development industry in 2021. Will Dennis dethrone workforce as the #1 economic development issue? Will Andy give up on call centers for good? Does Jason predict doom for weak economic development groups? Tune in for so…
 
Ecosystem Arabia - Episode 1 of 6 - In the first episode of our 6 week community activation, we tell the inside stories of Yahoo's acquisition of Maktoob.com, Amazon's acquisition of Souq, and dive into how technology inspired the Arab Spring uprising. This community activation is an interactive digital gathering of the Middle East and North Africa…
 
What's the secret to making anti-corruption efforts effective in the long term? What lessons can be learned from the mistakes made in public funding and emergency supply chains during COVID-19? In this episode, special guest Kenneth Barden shares answers to these and other questions by drawing on his decades-long career tackling fraud, corruption, …
 
Strategic planning for your community is great, but if you can add in a layer of futurist thinking, you can put together a very meaningful plan that gets ahead of the curve. Marty Vanagas is back to give us some tips for layering in this futurist thinking. In this encore episode, Dennis gets some advice from Marty for starting this 'design thinking…
 
In this encore episode recorded in late 2019, Jason interviews Ron Starner, Executive Vice President of Conway, Inc. and Site Selection Magazine. Ron was on location at the Mid America EDC Conference in Downtown Chicago to provide his annual update to attendees on the results of the consultants survey. Ron talks big data, his affinity for the Midwe…
 
In this episode, Dennis interviews Michael Southard, Director of Economic Development for the Choctaw Nation Economic Development Partnership in Durant, OK. Mike has over 25 years experience in economic and community development and is an IEDC award winner and serves an IEDC Accredited EDO. His service territory is over 11,000 square miles, and Den…
 
Fedesarrollo’s executive director Luis Fernando Mejia discusses his views on Colombia’s “Future of Work” perspectives. Fedesarrollo’s 50th anniversary gives us the chance to look back at where Colombia was in 1970, assess the country’s modern economy, and explore its post-Covid-19 future.
 
The Global Startup Movement is launching the Ecosystem Arabia mini-series on January 5th, 2021. With this mini-series, we will dive into key themes and topics relevant in the Middle East and North Africa startup ecosystems through key industry stakeholders in an engaging, narrative-driven format. In addition to a weekly podcast, we will broadcast P…
 
Aubrey and Gyude are joined by Maya Horgan Famodu a venture capital investor, entrepreneur, Forbes 30 Under 30 entrepreneur, and the founder of Ingressive Capital, a $10 Million venture fund focused on early stage African tech as well as Vivian Nwakah, the CEO of Medsaf and a serial entrepreneur that has created and innovated around execution in th…
 
To create a successful innovation in the agbiosciences, entrepreneurs must have a solution that makes a farmer’s operation more efficient, sustainable and profitable. On this week’s episode of the podcast, Gerry Dick with Inside INdiana Business is joined by Drew Schumacher, founder of Rogo Ag, to talk about robotics paving the way for better soil …
 
Financial Times investigative journalist Tom Burgis, author of the recently released book, Kleptopia, and one of the brightest minds in global corruption, is the guest on the latest edition of the Democracy That Delivers podcast from the Anti-Corruption and Governance Center with CIPE hosts Ken Jaques and Frank Brown. Listen now to hear more about …
 
This week's guest knows co-host Dennis way too well because she works with him on a daily basis. Dana Millard is the Economic Development Project Director for Lee County Economic Development Group. Dana’s responsibilities include being the lead on Workforce Development and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) programs, organizin…
 
Frank Vogl is the Chair of the Board of Directors for The Partnership for Transparency Fund. In this podcast, he discusses how now more than ever, transparency and accountability are needed on infrastructure investments, which longer-term will be essential to rebuilding economies. Read his recent blog on the CIPE website here: https://www.cipe.org/…
 
David Casey catalyzes ecosystems to engineer systemic change and has co-founded four companies and helped scale another to 8 digits revenue. His work has centered around movement-building, and leveraging blockchain technology for socioeconomic transformation. His current focus is redirecting flows of capital towards the regenerative economy of 2100…
 
From plant to final product, students at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology are rolling up their sleeves in the school’s first semester offering of a food chemistry course. On this week’s episode of the podcast, Gerry Dick with Inside INdiana Business is joined by Luanne Tilstra of Rose-Hulman to talk about the course’s popularity, the curriculum …
 
Knowing that 2020 has been a crazy year, how should organizations look at budgeting for 2021? In this episode, Dennis and Jason quiz each other on estimating revenue, spending reserves, slashing programs, considering layoffs, and a number of other topics relevant in today's uncertain environment.By Develop This! Podcast
 
Kago Kagichiri is the Global Head of Innovation for Sokowatch a tech company that revolutionizes access to essential goods and services by connecting small shops to the digital economy. It enables informal retailers to order products at any time via SMS ormobile app, and receive free same-day delivery to their store. This makes it easier for shopke…
 
AgriNovus Indiana recently released a new report, Innovative Agbioscience in Indiana: 2020 Assessment, showing the sector contributes $39 billion to the state economy. This week's special episode features Mitch Frazier, president + CEO, of AgriNovus Indiana with Simon Tripp and Deborah Cummings of TEConomy Partners. Read the full report here: https…
 
Deglobalization, nationalism, and the global COVID-19 pandemic are challenging efforts to fight corruption. Joined this week by anti-corruption veteran, thought leader, and chair of the OECD Working Group on Bribery, Dragos Kos, CIPE host and anti-corruption director Frank Brown leads a discussion about how new measures—including economic sanctions…
 
In this episode, Dennis interviews Brad Barth live on stage at the virtual Main Street Summit in North Dakota. Brad serves as the Executive Director of Forward Devils Lake Corporation and talks fishing, COVID-19, and living in a lifestyle community. More About Devils Lake Connect with Brad BarthBy Develop This! Podcast
 
Gender mainstreaming and safeguarding is a growing area of focus in international development, governance, and the private sector. In this podcast, CIPE's Ken Jaques is joined by two experts to discuss gender mainstreaming with the Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation, and private-sector partner DHL, to discuss how it leads innovation and often f…
 
Many projects require divergent groups to work together, so how can we reach consensus when there are very different opinions? In this episode, Dennis and Jason share tips and strategies for identifying mutual goals, navigating compromise, and utilizing clear and consistent communication.By Develop This! Podcast
 
We hear a lot about the the rising level of economic inequality in our society, the increasingly precarious nature of employment, and the difficulties of saving for retirement. What we hear about much less is the how employee owned firms, in particular companies with Employee Stock Ownership Plans, can help address these an many other issues by hel…
 
If there is one thing to know about the field of employee ownership it's that it includes a wide variety of models. In the US, Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs) and worker cooperatives are the two most well known, but there are many others. In this episode we sit down with Chris Michael, an attorney and professor, to discuss a less known model…
 
Aviv Shalgi is the CEO of energy tech startup, Solar Simplified, a platform that matches renters and homeowners who care about the environment and want to save money on the electricity bill with local solar farms. For 6+ years he's been a Board Member, Mentor and Advisor for multiple startups and not-for-profit organizations. He previously led Dorm…
 
There has been an uptick in entrepreneurial activity this year, paving the way for more startup creation and collaboration in the agbiosciences. On this week’s episode of the podcast, gBeta Indy’s Geoff Zentz joins Gerry Dick with Inside INdiana Business to talk about the organization's Agbioscience Cohort. Interested in learning more about the 202…
 
We are joined by Katya Lysova, Program Officer for Europe and Eurasia, and Michele Crymes, Program Officer for the Anti-Corruption and Governance Center. CIPE is launching a new guide aimed at fostering business integrity and ethics in emerging markets. The Guidebook "Strengthening Ethical Conduct & Business Integrity: A Guide for Companies in Emer…
 
Nicolas Brien is the CEO of France Digitale, the largest startup lobbying organization in Europe, with 1,500 startups and 100 VCs as its members, as well as the newly appointed President of the European Startup Network, a common voice for European startups composed of 24 national startup associations from across Europe. He previously was the Direct…
 
As the agbioscience sector routinely introduces new innovations, the question should always be asked: is this solving a real problem for producers? Or does it create a problem that’s only solved by new innovation? On this week’s episode of the podcast, Gerry Dick with Inside INdiana Business talks with Andy Tauer at Indiana Farm Bureau about the on…
 
We’re getting to the end of year, and a general theme of our upcoming programming, as well as many of our conversations with companies and advisors alike, focuses on taking stock of what’s happened, and is still happening, and how we are looking at, and planning for, the future. In this episode of the Owners At Work podcast we’re highlighting a cou…
 
In the current environment, economic development and community leaders are spending a lot of time on triage – trying to keep existing businesses and programs afloat, working with greater urgency, and managing with fewer resources. The depth of our uncertainty feels bottomless. Even with the promise of a vaccine, a full economic recovery feels daunt…
 
In this podcast, we are joined by Wisborn Malaya, Secretary-General of the Zimbabwe Chamber of Informal Economy Associations (ZCIEA), and Ryan Musser, Program Officer for Africa at CIPE. They highlight some recent initiatives CIPE partner ZCIEA has worked on to unite the informal sector in Zimbabwe and push for legal and policy reforms that enable …
 
Inbal Arieli is a founder of Synthesis, a global leadership assessment rm, and author of Chutzpah: Why Israel Is a Hub of Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Born in Israel and raised on hummus and chutzpah, Arieli fostered her entrepreneurial skills during her mandatory military service, serving as lieutenant in unit 8200, the Israel Defense Forces’ …
 
While in college, Adrienne Woodward could have sworn her career would lead her down an equestrian path. On this week’s episode of the podcast, Adrienne joins Gerry Dick at Inside INdiana Business to talk about her present-day career path at United Animal Health where she works with an entirely different species: swine. Adrienne is a featured nutrit…
 
In this Democracy That Delivers podcast sponsored by the Anti-Corruption and Governance Center, we are joined by Transparency International (TI) co-founder Michael Hershman to discuss his decades-long trajectory in the field of anti-corruption. Michael Hershman is a CIPE Board Member, whose career started with investigations into public corruption …
 
Dennis and Jason recently returned from an appearance in North Dakota. In this episode, they share insights gained from travel, share a new definition of rural, and pontificate on the unique perspective of sustainable real estate development from North Dakota's Governor Burgum. The links referenced in the show were not immediately available, but wi…
 
Along with most other large events in 2020, the National FFA Convention is providing a virtual experience in lieu of its otherwise massive annual event in downtown Indianapolis. On this week’s episode of the podcast, Gerry Dick with Inside INdiana Business sits down with Blaze Currie at National FFA to talk about this year’s convention and Blue Roo…
 
Dennis and Jason recently joined the North Dakota economic development community at the 2020 Main Street Summit. Although the bulk of the conference was virtual, Jason had a chance to interview North Dakota's own Governor Doug Burgum. This episode was recorded in front of a small live audience and live-streamed all across the state. Governor Burgum…
 
In this podcast, Erinn Benedict, Program Officer for the Center for Women's Economic Empowerment (CWEE) at CIPE, is joined by renowned guest Manizha Wafeq. They discuss CIPE’s support for women’s economic empowerment in Afghanistan and women’s roles in the long-awaited Inter-Afghan peace negotiations between the Taliban and Afghan government that c…
 
Justin Bannon, CEO and Co-founder of Boson Protocol, a decentralized infrastructure connecting smart contracts to real world commerce and its data. Boson Protocol aims to change the world of commerce by enabling enterprises, organizations, and customers to bridge the divide between digital decentralized technologies and the transfer and trade of ph…
 
AgriNovus Indiana recently wrapped its 3-week Hackathon series with Forbes. Among those involved was High Alpha Innovation, and CEO Elliott Parker joins Gerry Dick with Inside INdiana Business on this week’s episode to talk about the experience. Elliott also talks about innovative environments, Indiana’s unique opportunity to be a global leader in …
 
We are joined by Mohammed Nasib, CIPE Country Director for Afghanistan, and Babak Yektafar, CIPE Senior Program Officer for the Middle East and North Africa. They discuss the work that CIPE has done in Afghanistan to help the country's democratic development and assess how that work and future work might be impacted by various scenarios that the ne…
 
On this episode we dive into Africa's space sector through a discussion with Abimbola Alale, who was appointed CEO for Nigerian Communications Satellite Limited by former president of Nigeria Goodluck Jonathan and re-appointed in 2019 by current President Muhammadu Buhari; Levin M. Born, Managing Director of Afamba LLC, a US company that supports m…
 
Tracye McDaniel and Jennifer Todd-Goynes with TIP Strategies join Dennis for continued discussion on equity and inclusion in this economic environment. See below for expanded show notes. TIP Strategies Connect with Tracye McDaniel Connect with Jennifer Todd-Goynes Why are traditional economic development models inadequate? TRADITIONAL MODEL – Focus…
 
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