An innovator is someone who pushes the boundaries of what is established to create something that had not existed before. A change agent must be bold in their thoughts, relentless in their pursuits and brazen in their actions.
In short they must be driven.
Failure is also a part of innovation. No one can always push and not receive a push back. No one can gamble and always win. Our mission with Drive is to minimize the failure budding entrepreneurs in the technology sector face by becoming a resource to minimize the chances you are forced to take. This site, hosted by the Southside Bethlehem Keystone Innovation Zone (KIZ) which is administered by the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation (LVEDC) will inspire entrepreneurship by becoming the premier online conduit of information, resources and knowledge for those seeking to start or grow their business.
Commitment to Action
Drive is unlike any other web site model. Commitment to Action is a unique feature of Drive membership that translates practical goals into meaningful and measurable results for entrepreneurs. Drive facilitates cross-sector partnerships that, in turn, respond to the needs of entrepreneurs on a case-by-case basis. Drive members come from a wide variety of professions, cultural and educational backgrounds. Leaders from the public and private sectors, educators and inventors join with the resources of the Southside Bethlehem Keystone Innovation Zone (SBKIZ) to develop unique solutions to some of the developing business communities most pressing challenges.
Imagine a room filled with the most innovative, action-oriented and community-minded business and educational leaders in the Lehigh Valley. The Drive Annual Meeting features participants who analyze pressing challenges facing the entrepreneurs and start-up companies, discuss the most effective solutions and provide the backdrop for the formation of lasting partnerships that facilitate action.