The Center for Advancing Innovation (CAI) and Ignite Social Impact (Ignite) signed a memorandum of understanding that allows members of their Global communities discover hidden opportunities through Relatus: a new platform of networking and relationship science experts.
Since planning and executing nine global innovation challenges since 2014, CAI has trained more than 3,500 entrepreneurs, launched more than 300 companies, advanced technology marketing from more than 120 research institutes, and created directly more than 900 knowledge-based jobs. In the COVID-19 pandemic, CAI’s core team co-founded Ignite, a funding portal registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and a member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). Ignite allows the CAI community to access up to $ 5 million in the capital through crowdfunding. Together, the CAI and Ignite network includes entrepreneurs, philanthropists, investors, industry experts, artists and scientists, who met and cultivated relationships with each other through the CAI and Ignite platforms. In this partnership, Relatus will leverage its platform to help CAI and Ignite community members connect with the most relevant stakeholders for their continued success.
Joyce Reitman, CEO of Relatus, said: “Relatus exists to initiate relevant conversations and enable meaningful relationships by discovering the hidden value in our clients’ networks: professional, personal and social. We take advantage of machine learning, social algorithms and proprietary data to make warm connections efficiently, returning the most valuable asset, time, to our customers. Rosemarie Truman and her team have built an unparalleled network of diverse entrepreneurial talent. From Relatus we hope to connect talent with more people to help them succeed ”.
Rosemarie Truman, founder and CEO of CAI and co-founder and CEO of Ignite Social Impact, added: “At CAI and Ignite, we encourage members of our community to find the best people and go find them to build their teams. of sleep. In addition, we believe that access to capital is within the reach of our network. Relatus is the only platform that recommends to relevant stakeholders, who share professional, social and personal interests. By partnering with Relatus, members of the CAI and Ignite community will be more likely to achieve their goals. ”