LEAD IN PROMOTING INNOVATION & INDUSTRY DISCUSSIONS
Since 2010, DESCA has played a lead role in driving discussions among key stakeholders in the public and private sectors on emerging issues and opportunities within the industry with a focus sustainability and digital transformation as a key driver of sustainability for the future (ChemTech) and building the STEM talent pipeline (Catalyzing Change).
CREATE COLLABORATIVE PARTNERSHIPS AMONG STAKEHOLDERS
DESCA has built an ecosystem of stakeholders dedicated to supporting entrepreneurship and the commercialization of new, technologies that includes high growth enterprises, industry and academic partners, investors, professional service providers, and government supporters. Our programs ensure that these stakeholders convene, communicate and collaborate to share insights, information and knowledge.
PROVIDE RESOURCES & CONNECTIVITY FOR INNOVATORS & ENTREPRENEURS
On a tactical level, DESCA offers hands-on workshops, lunch & learns, connections to industry and subject matter experts experts, as well as events focused on access to capital through its suite of Innovation 2 Invoice programs geared to early stage deep tech start ups, with a focus on sustainable innovation.
"Over the years since we first met, I have watched the team at DESCA grow this fantastic organization to become a leader in connecting stakeholders, entrepreneurs, community leaders and resources to deliver innovation." T.H.
"As I look back at Year 2020, I realize I have a lot to be thankful for. In terms of 4th Phase Water Technologies business, we could not have been where we are today without your help. Thank you!" C.L.
"DESCA Tactics of Entrepreneurs forum is a great way to understand and address some of the common mechanical, emotional, and tactical complications that wear down new entrepreneurs. The mechanical processes of entrepreneurism can be filled with an array of new concepts and requirements that are often confusing without a business degree. TOE Mentors share real experience helping to remove some of the confusion from the journey....Starting a business is not often a quick process and it can be easy to lose focus. TOE members and mentors help anchor you to your tactical vision and can guide you back on your path or advise when it’s time to strike off in a slightly different direction. It should also not go unsaid that the networking value of TOE is real and joining feels a little bit like joining an extended family of people...who sincerely want you to succeed." C.C.
"I truly enjoyed the 2 sessions and as a result I have now a better understanding of Patent Laws which will be beneficial for the business I’m working for! GREAT thanks – really well done and enjoyable!" R.A.
“You guys at DESCA just see a need, run with it and hit a home run!” J.F.
“DESCA seems to be doing amazing things this year despite COVID-19. You consistently punch above your weight.” A.P.
“The more I learn about DESCA, the more I am impressed with all they do.” R.H.
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Autumn Arch Beer Project
Are You Ready to Get Out and Connect? We Are! Join DESCA for a Distilled Discussions Happy Hour at the Autumn Arch Beer Project to celebrat...
Autumn Arch Beer Project
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Early-stage technology valuation is a critical but complex and often misunderstood aspect of research commercialization. Because businesses ...