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.
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.
Nice summary by Curtis Dean about the status of Colorado communities exploring their broadband options. We collaborated to speak about the value of pre-feasibility work that provides key stakeholders insights and to then begin framing expectations, prior to committing to a complete feasibility study that frames future definitions of success.