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.
Thanks to Clay & Milk and also Silicon Prairie News for covering the launch of The Emerge Foundation's operations. The liberal arts college experience is increasingly reliant on experiential learning opportunities. Developing a growing entrepreneurial program with enrolled value-creating ventures has been a challenge, but we're excited to be helping Simpson College lead the pack in its next phase.
“Friction is hard but it’s really productive. If you don’t have ability to be challenged, you shouldn’t start a company.”
Oftentimes, organizational value is not being maximized due to those with predominate poles not seeing the individual value derived from the perspective of the opposite pole. We teach this same concept in an EMERGE@Simpson College classroom model. Kielkopf Advisory Services also consults, using the same academic approach, to help teams leverage inherent strategic organizational development components. Facilitated workshops are designed to implement core functions that better manage how teams use competition, collaboration, controls, and creativity.