Accelerating Innovation in Your City

As co-founder of the Disruptor Foundation, Irwin Kula is involved in the Innovation Excellence Innovation Cities Tour – hosted in part by the Disruptor Foundation, HYPE Innovation (Founding Sponsor) and more. The Innovation Cities Tour celebrates the Innovation Movement across the US by capturing, sharing, and spreading stories on innovation.

“Our goal is to highlight innovation and innovators in each city we visit, proving that innovation is now a full-fledged discipline. We are gathering together disruptive thinkers, doers, technologies, and resources from the Innovation Excellence community in order to inspire one another, share knowledge, discover new resources, and accelerate innovation in your city — and beyond.”

This past Monday night as part of the NYC edition of this tour, Irwin was joined by Craig Hatkoff in speaking with Hutch Carpenter, Judith E. Glaser, Mark Payne, Tarah Feinberg, Peter Thum and Bre Pettis in a panel moderated by Julie Anixter. covered the event:

Innovation is the buzzword of buzzwords right now. Everybody is innovating, or wants to be innovating, or tweeting about how they should be innovating, or Instagraming a picture of the innovative culinary concoction they had for breakfast. We are rethinking how we do what we do and who we are. And we are all sort of obsessed with the process. At the launch of the Tribeca Film Festival’s Innovation Week, which is under way right now in New York City, a gaggle of leaders in innovation shared what they are most excited about in innovation right now. Their answers range from new technological gadgets to new ways to think about our own identities.”

Watch the full video from that inspiring discussion:

The next stop on the Tour is Boston on May 12th, followed by San Francisco and Chicago.

For more information and Innovation Cities Tour RSVP details, please visit InnovationExcellence.

For more indepth coverage of the New York event, read Innovation Excellence’s report on the four rather startling things they’re discovering about the role of stories in innovation.

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