ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ABOUT GIF The Global Innovation Forum is a nonprofit effort to connect entrepreneur, small business, development,and university communities with policymakers and select corporations to explore the opportunities and challenges of engaging in the global marketplace. GIF serves as a hub for business, university and development communities around the world to communicate with officials and corporations, discover public and private resources to help them succeed, and improve the public policy landscape to enable global innovation. GIF is a project of the 501(c) (3) National Foreign Trade Council Foundation. To find out more visit: www.globalinnovationforum.com The Global Innovation Forum is grateful for the advice provided by a number of government, business, university and community organizations including: American Underground, Church & State,Entrepreneurship@Cornell,Greater Des Moines Partnership,Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce, Nebraska Department of Economic Development, Partnership for a New American Economy, Salt Lake County Regional Economic Development, San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation, South Dakota Governor’s Office of Economic Development, Spark Holyoke, and World Trade Center Utah. We are particularly indebted to the U.S. Department of Commerce and its national network of U.S. Export Assistance Centers, whose experts provided guidance on this report. GIF is also grateful to NFTC Communications Director Veronica Turk for her work in designing the report, and to Amara Obiago for her research assistance. This report was made possible thanks to the financial support of Google. Jake Colvin Executive Director Claire Pillsbury Deputy Director 3 The New Faces of American Trade