I am obsessed with entrepreneurship and creativity. I'm obsessed with figuring out what it takes to move from a beautiful fragile idea to a robust, resilient business. I'm obsessed with creating systems that allow people to make a bet on themselves, to build their lives around what is most meaningful to them.  

I've worked with startups for years, and I'm an expert on building urban innovation ecosystems (that's some hardcore economic development nerd stuff--if you are interested in that, you'll like these posts). But while I love startups, you won't hear me talking about the hottest new app company or the latest big exit. Instead, I like to zero in on the systems, spaces and frameworks that allow people to be their best selves, trust their creative instincts and operate entrepreneurially in a bureaucratic world. 

Through programs like Boston's Innovation District, through spaces like District Hall and the Roxbury Innovation Center, and through my work with companies like Autodesk, 

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