Who We Are
A recognized industry leader, BCD possesses a depth and breadth of knowledge built through years of hands-on experience developing and managing sustainable programs that advance new business startup, commercialize technology, and grow clusters or industry verticals. BCD has consulted with clients for nearly 25 years and assisted with more than 80 programs across the U.S. and overseas.
Three programs have received the International Business Innovation Association’s (InBIA, formerly the National Business Incubation Association) highest honor, Incubator of the Year. Two programs have been profiled as case studies, one by Harvard University and another by Stanford University.
BCD’s clients are diverse, including cities, states, economic development organizations, universities, community colleges, research institutes, industry associations, non-profit organizations, real estate developers, and corporations. Others are operating incubators and accelerators.
Meet Our Team
Carol Kraus Lauffer
Founder, Senior Advisor
For certain projects, BCD works with a select group of trusted partners. They include experts in the fields of feasibility analysis, market studies, program performance and metrics, research parks and economic development strategic plans.