The popular notion is that rural America doesn't innovate, take risks, or provide opportunities at the level of urban centers. Our interview with Insights on Business shows how these can be interconnected to produce results when goals are aligned. And when a community invests both its capital and time to implement the activities needed to both create and integrate their own local ecosystems.
KCCI in Des Moines featured how Kielkopf Advisory Services and SmartSource Consulting collaborate to solve communitywide issues on a story highlighting the need for additional rural broadband options. The BroadbandBytes link to the Vinton, Iowa announcement below shows one example how we're doing that. Our role involves developing frameworks for public/partnerships and telecom launch strategies, as solving a broadband development issue is similar to launching tech business startups. Then we help communities leverage their data and media infrastructure investments in the areas of innovation, entrepreneurialism, and expanding their capital base.
kas is pleased to be providing administrative leadership for The Emerge Foundation and DNP123 Co. to launch their first joint venture, ExpresSeed LLC. This revolutionary new genetic detection platform, co-developed at Simpson College, is one of the world's least expensive mobile genetic detection platforms. The team also received state incentive funding for customer discovery, which is the next stage of development being led by kas. ExpresSeed is now actively seeking ag industry partners seeking to apply low-cost, portable, and cloud-enabled genetic marker detection in their R&D and supply chains. Their commercialization of both scientific and product innovation demonstrates how rural America can thrive given a supportive ecosystem. Which doesn't just happen on its own or as a random event.