We all dream. We dream for ourselves and we dream for the greater good. Making those dreams reality requires the coordination of many details. For the technology community in Columbus Ohio, one of those requirements - encouragement and advice - occurred on October 10, 2008. At 2.Ohio, the tech community heard from Reid Hoffmam, Judy Estrin, Mike Nelson and Craig Newmark. The community received not only specific advice on how innovation occurs but how technology policy impacts innovation. We also received ideas on how we, as a local tech community, can work towards establishing ourselves as a recognized tech city.
Judy Estrin discussed the big picture of how innovation occurs, all the pieces that are necessary for it to occur and how there is not currently a fertile environment for innovation. Her comments spoke to the community and to individuals. They spoke to what each entrepreneur must do to ensure success while also speaking to the issue of a region creating an environment in which tech entrepreneurs will flourish.