Recently, entrepreneur and crowd-funding expert Sherwood Neiss visited the Ocean Cluster House and spoke with entrepreneurs and business leaders about the advantages of crowd-funding. Last week, Neiss wrote an interesting article about what Wine Country USA can learn from the Icelandic ocean industry about clustering.

The Ocean Cluster House is an amazing center for startups focused on the fish industry. A Wine Cluster can be a potential model for fostering innovation in Wine Country’s manufacturing, processing and agriculture industries. Wine Country is well suited to develop its own version of the Iceland Ocean Cluster because it has a wide variety of wine-related businesses and some top wine research institutions, such as the University of California, Davis. A Wine Cluster could serve as a model for similar wine clusters globally. And it can bring a lot more innovation, entrepreneurship, and jobs to an area where a lot of people would love to live.

We express our sincere gratitude to Mr. Neiss for coming and giving an excellent talk!