Learning about and working with companies who are charting new paths in science and technology is a source of endless delight. However, those aren’t the only places where innovation happens.
Overlooked are the mom-and-pops who are doing their work in new ways. They’re innovators. Oftentimes, so are the entrepreneurs who are taking it upon themselves to finally solve the problem everyone in their industry has been complaining about. So, too, are the founders who are more focused on community impact than economic impact as they work to create change through creative applications of existing technology.
Innovators come in all sorts. This month, Karen Thrower, founder of Kharis Connect, a mobile app to help people find local black-owned businesses, talks about bringing a new purpose to the unglamorous concept of a business directory. Meanwhile on the Hello Chaos™ podcast, you’ll hear about developing apps, innovating underwear, perfect partnerships, solid CEOs, and the difficulty of defining entrepreneurship.
I bet a lot of you know something about that already.