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Brain Gain

The grades are in – the pandemic is dumbing us down. The lack of stimulation has stunted infants’ IQs. Kids of all ages are missing out on crucial social development key to intellectual and creative growth. Adults may fare little…

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Stage Six: The Test

Welcome to The Test. You’ve reached the pivotal trial of your idea, product or project. Battle-tested entrepreneurs live for this stage. The thrill and high stakes of The Test are why, when they do finally succeed – even after failing…

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Stage Three: The Place

The pandemic has upended our notion of Place. When remote work threatens to make geography obsolete, what is the value of a physical ecosystem of startups, talent, investors, and the institutions that support them? Place can also be virtual. A…

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Stage One: The Awakening

Entrepreneurs make stuff happen. Obstacles, tough times, these are signs to innovators that the time is right to strike. Now, mid-pandemic, is the perfect opportunity to find that bolt of lightning, the surge of adrenalin and energy you need to…

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