The Scorecard is intended to capture your perception of issues in our community that affect the development of new business and start-ups. Please rank each statement below on a scale of 1-10, with 10 being highest.

1. Culture

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Trust is an important cultural element and is widespread and easily created.
People think in terms of "positive-sum" or "win-win" situations and not "zero-sum" or "I win only if you lose".
Failure is not viewed in a negative light.
Calculated risk taking is viewed positively.
People are often willing to help without expectation of immediate return.
People are open with their time and knowledge.
People are encouraged to dream and "think big"

2. Leadership

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Overall, Leadership promotes innovation.
Leadership's perspective aligns with the perspective of others in the Rainforest working to promote innovation.
Leadership comes from diverse backgrounds with diverse social, professional and cultural networks.
Leaders are effective at communicating their vision and agendas to their constituencies.
I understand the motivations of the Rainforest leadership.

3. Frameworks, Infrastructure, Policies

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Stakeholders have strong communication channels and collaborations.
Policies do not impede connectivity, trust and collaboration.
There are effective mechanisms of feedback where different stakeholders can learn from each other.

4. Resources

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It is easy to access capital for deserving ideas.
Up to date, relevant, and current information across a broad spectrum of disciplines is accessible by the majority of the Rainforest.
The Rainforest's workforce is highly diverse and talented across a broad range of relevant skill sets that align with market demands.
There are effective entrepreneurial resources, including experienced mentor to support new entrepreneurs.
There are programs that specifically train workers to be current in their field, and these programs are widely accessible.

5. Activities and Engagement

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There are numerous activities that actively promote connectivity and trust.
These activities are effective in promoting new ideas, solutions and products.
these activities span a large spectrum of both technical domains and promote collaboration across diverse audiences.
These programs have a high degree of engagement among diverse groups of participants.
There are effective means in developing new high engagement activities in the Rainforest.

6. Role Models

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Successful entrepreneurs are celebrated as role models in the Rainforest.
Role models are actively engaged in supporting new entrepreneurs through a variety of means.
Role models are widely know in the Rainforest.
Formal recognition is given for innovative contributions to the Rainforest.
There are systems to recognize and support high-potential future role models.

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