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Innovation and
Entrepreneurship

National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (NACIE) Board (2014-16)

William Generett
President, CEO Urban Innovation21

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Urban Innovation21 is a regional public- private partnership that uses entrepreneurship as a tool to link successful innovation economy clusters with the needs and assets of underserved communities. William is responsible for the overall management of the organization’s public private partnership and its work to connect our region’s successful innovation economy to underserved communities. William’s responsibilities include the following: developing a shared vision for the organization, defining and implementing programs, communicating the organization’s vision and economic model to local, regional and national stakeholders and fundraising.