On Thursday, July 26th, SVP Sacramento was proud to represent the nonprofit community on a community engagement and innovation panel hosted at KPMG. The Sacramento iHub is one of the 15 clusters statewide that “was started by the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-BIZ) with the purpose of fostering partnerships, economic development and job creation around specific regional areas of expertise.” The lead coordinator for the Sacramento iHub is I/O Labs.
This month the topic of discussion was community engagement and the role it plays within innovation. Our executive director Cameron Law represented SVP Sacramento on this panel.
Fellow panelists were:
- Andrew Suarez-Lopez – KPMG
- Matt Yancey – SMUD
- Luis Miguel Esparza – UC Davis
- Dominque Bukasa – Enov8 Conference
The panelists shared their strategy for impact and its relation to the innovation ecosystem. Many synergies amongst the panelists came to fruition when they identified their engagement strategies with the community and how they seek to create impact.
- Inspiring, empowering, and educating youth in an effort to develop innovative students and future entrepreneurs and employees.
- Creating community partnerships and connections to efficiently utilize resources and deepen impact.
Thank you to KPMG for hosting as well as all the community partners (I/O Labs, The Urban Hive, Haney Biz, Greater Sacramento Economic Council, Valley Vision, KAI Partners, CAAPS, CA Life Sciences Association) that attended and connected to share their community engagement strategies and areas of impact.