Diversity is essential to producing innovation. Diversity allows for an inflow of a more widespread information quantity, making the production of innovative ideas more likely to fit a market need. Unfortunately, creating diversity is resources intensive exercise. One way to overcome the resource constraint while achieving diversity, and thereby access to knowledge, is through networking. Networking, in this context, is the creation of both formal and informal ties between people who share a similar meaning. Walter Powell and Stine Grodal have studied networking within the field of innovation; in summary, there are four different types of networking: Community Members of these networks have similar interests, passions, values, and problems. These connections typically exist before the formulation of a specific innovation.[…]