11th Annual Symposium
June 15-17, 2022 | Cleveland, OH

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Video Recordings From The 2022 Deshpande Symposium

National speakers and esteemed colleagues share best practices and emerging opportunities

The Deshpande Symposium is an annual gathering of like-minded professionals focused on accelerating innovation and entrepreneurship within higher education institutions and through partnerships with private, public and non-profit organizations. We are excited to be gathering in person again this year in Cleveland, where we will share and learn best practices for developing entrepreneurial ecosystems, and the importance that diversity, equity and inclusion plays in their success.

National speakers and esteemed colleagues discuss best practices and emerging opportunities:

  • Entrepreneurship in the Curriculum
  • University Research Commercialization and Startups
  • Developing Entrepreneurial Universities, Culture & Ecosystems

2022 Keynote Speakers


Renu Khator

Renu Khator has been serving as chancellor of the University of Houston System and president of its flagship University of Houston campus, since January of 2008. She broke boundaries and glass ceilings with these appointments, as she became the first female chancellor in the state of Texas and the first Indian immigrant to lead a comprehensive research university in the U.S. ... Read More »                


Philip Gaskin (Invited)

Philip Gaskin is vice president of Entrepreneurship for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, where he is responsible for leading the Kauffman Foundation’s efforts to build an economy that works for all people by making entrepreneurship an integral component of economic development policies, practices, and programs. ... Read More »

Contact Us

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Steering Committee Members:

  • Burton D. Morgan Foundation
  • Deshpande Foundation
  • Houston Community College
  • Middlesex Community College
  • Queen's University
  • Ryerson University
  • Texas A&M
  • University of Akron
  • University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • University of North Carolina
  • VentureWell

10-Year Anniversary Commemorative Flip Book

On our 10-year anniversary, we invite you to take a look back at everything The Deshpande Symposium has accomplished through the years.

Check Out The Flip Book »

Previous Webinars

Watch Now » The Future of Entrepreneurship in Higher Education: Dramatic Progress, Challenges, and Opportunities (March 1, 2022)
Watch Now » Music as an Entrepreneurial Venture (Feb. 9, 2021)

Watch Now » Managing in Times of Crisis (Nov. 17, 2020)

2022 Sponsors

Presenting Sponsors:
logos Burton Morgan
Gold Level Sponsors:
Venture Well UNC Omnova Solutions Purdue University Ashland University
Silver Level Sponsors:
JumpStart Case Western Reserve queens Texas A and M University of St Thomas Logo
Bronze Level Sponsors:
baldwin wallace university Edge Organization John Carroll University Kent State Lorain Community College Cleveland State University