Building A Startup Ecosystem To Accelerate Economic Growth

• Do you run or work at a startup? 
• Do you want your community to thrive economically? 
• Are you a doer or maker that simply gets things done? 
• Are you a researcher looking to commercialize your discoveries? 
• Are you a lawyer, accountant, recruiter, or marketer that depends on thriving businesses? 
• Are you an investor looking for your next investment opportunity? 
• Do you work in government trying to figure out how to make your leaders’ economic development policy work? 


    9:30      Networking 
    10:00    Welcome 
    10:05     Introductions 
    11:45      Q&A 
    12:00     Adjourn

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Studies show that a startup ecosystem can drive business growth and innovation through collaboration. Startup ecosystems help entrepreneurs connect with collaborators, investors, and other organizations to manage the balance between innovation, product development and customer development. Join Hector Del Castillo, Product Innovation Consultant, as he explains how a startup ecosystem helps entrepreneurs launch new companies and accelerate business growth. It also helps business and community leaders accelerate economic growth.

During this discussion, you will learn: 
• The benefits of building a startup ecosystem 
• The key elements of a startup ecosystem 
• The impact on local communities

This is a must-attend session for entrepreneurs, inventors, researchers, intrapreneurs, investors, business service providers, university leaders, community leaders, and anyone responsible for leading economic development and business growth in Howard County.

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Hector Del Castillo, Product Innovation Consultant

Hector Del Castillo (@hmdelcastillo) has over 15 years of experience transforming products to wealth for technology-based companies. He helps strengthen product portfolios, guide high performing cross-functional teams, and create new revenue streams within product-driven organizations. As a consultant, trainer and coach, he helps executives, senior managers and entrepreneurs transform ideas into a great business.

Hector is a Certified Product Manager (CPM®) and Certified Product Marketing Manager (CPMM®). He earned M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of California at Santa Barbara and the University of Texas at El Paso and a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at El Paso.

Hector is passionate about helping founders, entrepreneurs, inventors, makers, investors, business leaders and community leaders connect, share, and learn from each other to build products customers love. 

Contact Hector Del Castillo to learn more about how you can get involved.

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  • Hector Del C.

    Thanks everyone that attended the #AIPMM Meetup.
    Let me know how I can help you build a #Startup #Ecosystem to grow your business. You can find the slide deck here:­.

    Hope to see you at the next one in Sept.

    August 18, 2014

  • Hector Del C.

    I'm looking forward to seeing everyone on Monday morning. We will have coffee and pastries. Be sure to bring business cards for networking.

    Contact me if you have any questions.

    August 15, 2014

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    August 12, 2014

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