Our long-term economic viability as a community will not depend on our ability to attract another Honda plant or resurrect some failing business. Our economic future will be driven by our ability to create new businesses. That’s why I am so passionate about Startup Weekend. The next one will be held on November 16 – 18 at Developer Town.

I was invited to talk about this topic at a recent Rainmaker, Sparks event, which is a terrific spin on traditional networking, matching open conversations and rapid-fire presentations. Check out the video below for a feel for both events.