Refreshing Our Future

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Refreshing Our Future af Mind Map: Refreshing Our Future

1. Education & Training

1.1. Interesting kids

1.1.1. Video games

1.1.2. Hacking

1.1.3. Game hackathon for highschool students

1.1.4. Robotics hackathon for middleschool students

1.2. Interesting adults

1.2.1. Lunchtime learning? - Varied small learning sessions

1.2.2. Problem: Diverse AOIs, hard to get numbers

1.3. Monthly F5://Talks

1.4. "SOAP has gone down the drain." - Dr. John Reid, 2014

1.5. Sessions via Skype or Facetime?

1.6. More places for Refresh sessions

1.6.1. Middleton

1.6.2. Kingston

1.6.3. Berwick

1.6.4. New Minus

1.6.5. Windsor

1.7. Teaching sessions:

1.7.1. How to pitch

1.7.2. Ruby on Rails

1.7.3. 20 Second pitch

1.7.4. What the F5 button is and how to use it

1.8. Surveying

2. Building Business Capacity

2.1. Networking Meetings

2.1.1. MIni-conferences

2.1.1.1. talks

2.1.1.2. workshops

2.1.1.3. networking

2.2. Directory of Talent and Businesses

2.3. Website

2.4. Coop to responds to RFPs

2.4.1. Small Business Coop

2.4.1.1. Tools for collaboration

2.4.1.2. Buying power (sw, insurance, etc.)

2.5. Partnering with bus dev

2.5.1. AVCC

2.5.2. WBDC

2.5.3. Tap into there networks

2.5.4. Tap into there directories

2.5.5. KDCL

2.6. Branded Network

2.7. Local Business Only

2.8. Target Municipalities to buy only local Technology services.

2.8.1. Data Centers

2.8.2. Website

2.8.3. Programmers

2.8.4. Services

2.9. Partner with other local Tech Companies

2.10. Available funding opportunities resource

2.11. Skills Map

2.12. Refresh funding for training/mentoring

3. Startup Incubation

3.1. F5://Food

3.2. Just in Time Mentors

3.3. access to capital/seed funding

3.4. pathfinding practicals on starting a corporation

3.5. Visa assistance for foreign investors

3.6. tech transfer

3.7. commercialization support

3.8. market intelligence

3.9. focus groups/r&d pipeline

3.10. travel to trade shows and conferences

3.10.1. virtual tradeshows

3.11. creation of start-up yellow pages

3.12. shared services/resources

3.13. cooperative structure education

4. Other Themes

4.1. Research & Development

4.2. Culture, attitude and thinking

4.3. Community Outreach: Work collaboratively on a project to benefit a non-profit (ie. new website)

4.4. Communication

4.4.1. internal

4.4.1.1. region

4.4.1.1.1. startup newsletter for rural areas South Shore. CBU etc.

4.4.1.1.2. startup tourism

4.4.1.1.3. retreats for deep diving

4.4.1.2. Refresh

4.4.1.2.1. what do we all do?

4.4.1.2.2. collaborating with other groups

4.4.1.2.3. define and communicate our Refresh vision to the world

4.4.2. external

4.4.2.1. attracting tech companies

4.4.2.2. immigration is a problem

4.4.3. our story isn't being told well enough

4.5. Why we are a great place

4.5.1. time difference means 4 hours to start your day

4.5.2. facilitated work life blend

4.5.3. climate

4.5.4. Many unknown high tech businesses

4.6. What's our brand?