An Advanced Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
Harnessing indigenous creativity, initiative and commitment is vital to competitiveness and resilience in the global marketplace.
A key component of any resilient community is the ability to identify and cultivate inherent talents found locally toward job creation, industry diversification and meaningfull employment. By adding revenue to host organizations like schools, incubators, accelerators, community co-working spaces, and corporate innovation centers, NCG is able to provide world class resources otherwise out of reach while remaining negligible- to no-cost for entrepreneurs, small businesses and transitioning workers to enjoy.
Our program offers tools and processes providing any entrepreneur, organization, company or municipality leading technologies and strategies aimed at actualizing talent, regionally. The program provides for more accessible entrepreneurial resources, relevant and scalable through open source innovation and social engagement, automated and intuitive via machine learning. And since not everyone with a good idea will become an entrepreneur, with ever demanding workforce development challenges, companies and municipalities use these tools to challenge, develop and recruit ideal employees, helping companies avoid costly mis-hires and communities become more self-reliant.
As a nonprofit, NCG is able to affordably employ leading technologies and strategies found primarily in high-tech and high-finance hubs. Access to such resources grants us the unique ability to help prepare anyone for the rigors of entrepreneurship, and in the process, familiarize them with the gig economy while also qualifying them for hungry employers dissatisfied with outdated recruitment methodologies which commonly fail to identify the soft skills needed in a changing workforce.
Developed by NCG Managing Director Scott McIntyre, our process guides aspiring entrepreneurs “From Concept to Capital” virtually or physically through venture development processes designed for prescribed outcomes, whether for social impact projects, corporate innovation challenges, or just an aspiring entrepreneur’s really big idea, allowing anyone to participate in the innovation economy.
Helping New Companies Launch. Helping Existing Companies Grow
Our technologies and processes are able to accelerate even the smallest projects from “what if” to “when”, helping capture fleeting inspiration and driving critical economic development outcomes..
We provide entrepreneurs, organizations and communities transformative technologies and economic development strategies that fuel sustainable innovation communities.
Talent acquisition in a global, highly-specialized, pandemic-stricken world isn’t easy or efficient. Our program enables companies to attract qualified talent by constructing and promoting real-work challenges on a digital platform. During the virtual challenges and internships, our analytics score both their quantitative and qualitative skills.
Through these challenges, growing companies outsource R&D, offer internships/apprenticeships, and qualify hires with full transparency of the soft-skills sorely lacking on resumes alone.
Our entrepreneurship and workforce development program is powered by the online startup incubation program Finding Genius.
Finding Genius can not only provide a development platform for startups, guiding prospective entrepreneurs from concept to capitalization, but can also be used by existing organizations to outsource concept development, resulting in hiring successful participants as interns or employees.