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Economic Development 
Initiatives

The IDI seeks to advance measurable and meaningful change through programs that respect and honor the perspectives, innovations, and brilliance found in communities that current systems underestimate and under-resource. IDI identifies and fosters strength and resilience where legacy systems may perceive vulnerability.

 

By facilitating access for communities that others have historically marginalized, we are open new channels of innovation, economic potential, and opportunity. IDI provides tangible support for the American Dream as illustrated by the US Constitution and Bill of Rights.
 

The IDI measures the efficacy of our programming through the lens of the United Nations SDG.
Our Mission

Startup Incubation

The IDI's Executive Director is a volunteer Entrepreneur in Residence at the UNLV Office of Economic Development.

The IDI messages of community and economic development are put in to practice at the UNLV Incubator with free seminars and workshops that focus on personal measures of success, the mission, vision, and values on which to build our companies, and the impacts that our companies will have when they scale their business operations.

We have leveraged our network to deliver world class experts from a broad range of lived experience. When our founders need help they receive assistance from subject matter experts that span the spectrum of gender, ethnicity, and cultural history.

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Scalable Social Impact Startup Acceleration

The IDI Executive Director is the Founder and Chair of the UNLV Incubator's Project X.

 

Project X is a no-cost program that focuses tailored support to scalable social impact ventures in both private sector and non-profit. Access to the program is inclusive of the community at large and not exclusive to UNLV students and faculty. 

Project X founders don't strive to exit; Project X founders strive to persevere.

The IDI Port of Entry

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The IDI is currently expanding upon our economic cultural exchange pilot-program.

 

The IDI will partner with allied nations to assist business ventures that have reached capacity within their home markets to scale their enterprises into the United States.

 

This program intends to facilitate international economic development with seminars, workshops, and co-location services. More information will be available soon.

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Help open opportunities
and making a lasting impact.

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