Community as a Start Up (CASU) Model

Coastal Bend Business Innovation Center (CBBIC) and
South Texas Economic Development Center (STEDC)

The CASU model is a collaboration with communities that takes a customized view of a community and assists in facilitating its future. The model utilizes tried and true principles used in the world of fast moving, results achieving Start Ups and applies it to the community as a whole. The desired outcome is to develop a community that more readily identifies opportunities and an increases the chance of achieving them. The model will develop economic resilience and diversification, enhance the entrepreneurial ecosystem, and build a framework for rapid development of future economic vitality.

The CASU Model is delivered working with community leaders in a workshop format that facilitates the community’s objectives and provides a set of simple tools that allow the community to act as an agile Start Up.