Partner or perish in the innovation economy

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An executive director must prepare an organization for what lies ahead. This means understanding shifts in various verticals from organizational silos to discovering innovation opportunities. It also requires finding the right performance indicators that will increase those activities that create repeatable results.

This past year the DMZ has found measurable outcomes from our corporate partners that contributed to our overall mission in supporting startup success. With a few —Goodman’s LLP, BMO and IBM, among others– under our belt, we have learned much about developing impactful partnerships that have been mutually satisfying and rewarding.

As the newest member of HuffPost’s lineup of contributors, I share my thoughts on the importance of partnerships in a market rooted in innovation as well as the challenges and benefits of corporate collaboration. Read about it here.

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