Collaborative Innovation. I know I know I know. You’ve heard it all before. The words are used and abused. Like so many important concepts, they have earned a plot in the graveyard of ubiquity. Eli MacLaren is here to resurrect collaboration and innovation and to discuss why they are indispensable and inseparable.
Eli MacLaren is the Chief Market Maker with the Business Innovation Factory. With over a decade of experience in building and leading social ventures Eli is an accomplished social innovator with a deep knowledge of new platforms affecting social change and an established track record in non-profit fundraising and capital development.
The Business Innovation Factory considers itself the R&D department for new Business Models. They work with organizations and communities who believe that business model innovation is on the critical path to transforming social systems. BIF’s imagination, design, and transformation process is divided into three labs. In their Student Experience Lab, BIF designs, prototypes, and shares education models that empower 21st century students. In their patient experience lab, BIF works with leaders across the national healthcare landscape to reimagine and prototype healthcare models of the future. In their new Citizen Experience Lab, BIF works with local governments and community organizations to enable citizens to co-create the future of their communities.