9th Annual Symposium
June 10-12, 2020 in Cleveland, OH

May, 2019 | Deshpande Symposium

Rhode Island Innovation Campus Project: URI’s Public Private Partnership for Innovation and Economic Development

Posted May 30, 2019 by Lisa Armstrong

  Deedee Chatham Director Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Undergraduate Research University of Rhode Island     What’s the smallest state to do? Many Rhode Islanders joke that there’s only three degrees of separation between people in Rhode Island. It’s a small place and we bump into each other across multiple platforms and programs throughout our careers. […]

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Agenda Announced for 2019 Deshpande Symposium

Posted May 21, 2019 by Andy Peterson

Organizers of the 8th Annual Deshpande Symposium for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Higher Education have announced the complete agenda for the conference. The Symposium will take place June 10-12 at the UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center in Lowell, Massachusetts. Attendees and those interested can find details at https://www.deshpandesymposium.org/agenda/. Here’s a preview of the highlights:

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Meet our 2019 Symposium Keynote Speaker: Amy Nelson, CEO, Venture For America

Posted May 14, 2019 by Andy Peterson

Amy Nelson joined Venture for America in 2013 to lead fundraising, rose to Managing Director in 2016, and became CEO in 2017.  And on Tuesday morning, June 11, she’ll deliver keynote remarks at the 8th annual 8th Annual Deshpande Symposium at the UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center in downtown Lowell, Massachusetts.

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The Value of Venture Readiness

Posted May 10, 2019 by Lisa Armstrong

H. Lee Herron, DVM Vice President of Venture Development Georgia Research Alliance To put the concept of venture readiness in context, many university-based venture development efforts do not achieve the desired results of sustainable start-up companies.  Creating companies is the easy part and obtaining seed capital though SBIR, STTR or other grants or state/university funding […]

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