Delore Zimmerman, Ph.D. is the President of CEO Praxis,
Inc., a growth strategy company that works with entrepreneurial leaders
to develop and implement economic strategies to make their communities and
regions more competitive and livable. His career has focused on the connections
between community and enterprise development.
Since the founding of CEO Praxis in 1994 the company has
received eight Small Business Innovation Research awards from USDA. These
awards have resulted in innovative techniques, practices and tools to help
economic developers and community leaders in urbanized rural areas create
an entrepreneurial culture and work more effectively with entrepreneurs
in technology and information industries.
CEO Praxis is also the managing member of the Center of
North America Capital Fund, LLC an investment fund that invests in emerging
growth companies with exciting ideas and high potential.
Dr. Zimmerman also currently serves as the Director of
the Coordinating Center of the Red River Valley Research Corridor (RRVRC),
named to the position by U.S. Senator Byron Dorgan in March 2004. The RRVRC
is an initiative to bring ideas, talent and capital together to build and
attract new science and technology-based ventures in North Dakota.