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Diversity in Business Resource - what is it exactly?

PlanScape Impact(s): Diversity and Inclusion ; Economic Development ; Technology Enablement
Last modified: December 08, 2015 Public Report From Diversity in Business Resource (DIBR Registry)


Al Lun's starting a conversation and a document to specify the requirements of DIBR.

The following is a gist of it. 

Go to J2G D&I Teamroom for more.  

Diversity Beam does not equal Diversity in Business Resources

Diversity BeamDiversity in Business Resources

Diversity Beam 0.1 is a subsite of Community Beam, which is a demo of using technology to ignite the BEAM (Build, Enable, Activate, Model) to build out a vision of shared opportunity and responsibility

BEAM showcases the TARP (Transparency, Accountability, Responsiveness and Process-centric) attributes of community initiatives

- To show we can easily very powerful modern cloud based things such as dynamic search

- Connectivity to anchor projects and organizations in the community

It started from the principle of enabling collaboration and re-using of community assets to avoid unintentional overlaps so that

- Resources can be used more efficiently

J2G's Diversity in Business Resource (DIBR) project is


An electronically formatted resource to provide information and contacts targeting diverse individuals interested in starting a business in our J2G region

To flesh out its objective, I have started an online document to elaborate and refine on DIBR's design requirements.

Implementation Status

During DIBR prototyping phase, I will be evolving the home page of Diversity Beam to incrementally evolve the design with the team's expectation of DIBR.

Please note that until a DIBR Version 1 is released, Diversity Beam should only be viewed as a prototype.



Community activists

Community Leaders

Business Investors

Diverse individuals/Minority

Business owners

See this page for more.



Organizations - Public, Private, Partnership entities deemed contributing to the well-being of the community

Projects - Community projects, programs and services that aim to contribute to the well-being of the community

Information to enable starting a business

- Best practices

- ?



Content Contributor Al Lun and hopefully more from the community ?
Design emphasis

Functional emphasis

Usability as a tool

Not intended to reach mass audience

Next Steps Al Lun doing his own thing in his basement

Refine the specification of DIBR per this online document

1. Elaborate on purpose

2. Identify roll out plan including (scope, use cases, design principles, collaborators)

3. What is good enough?

4. How to engage Diversity Council? And other D&I agencies






PlanScape Impact(s): Diversity and Inclusion ; Economic Development ; Technology Enablement
Last modified: December 08, 2015 Public Report From Diversity in Business Resource (DIBR Registry)

Site Information
  • For the commercial sector, we tend to register startup activities (new companies and new commercial projects) that bring diversification and high-impact opportunities to the area.
  • For the non-profit sector, we wish to shine light on all the organizations and services that otherwise labor under relative obscurity.
  • Our hope is that will encourage cross-sector collaborations and creative solutions.

While there are a number of registries in the community,'s  distinct value is to pilot a database with a data structure and categorizations that answer the questions such as: What organizations or projects/programs in our community that have purported relevance with some of the over-arching focuses put forward by initiatives such as DMC, J2G and Health Improvements?

This database could be used as one of the ways to explore the capacities of the community. If you are someone on an exploratory journey to learn about the greater Rochester community. could be an interesting first step.

The following defines the various project phases:
  1. Available - a product, program or service is in production
  2. Develop - program or application is being developed
  3. Plan - idea is solid, stakeholders are identified, and there is strong commitment to go forward from all parties.
  4. Concept Phase - idea scoped out with enough details to give an early sizing and/or to build a proof of concept
  5. Pre-concept Phase - an early idea or a requirement.
Links to Beam and beam sub-sites: