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

Agenda

Wednesday, June 15, 2022
10:00am-5:00pm Symposium Check-In: Hope Ballroom D & E Foyer
Workshops
(See description for start time.)
Workshop A:
Regional Workshop and Tour: Design Innovation, Bounce and Thinkbox as Academically-partnered Innovation and Entrepreneurship Hubs in Northeast Ohio
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Meet at 11:45 AM at Reception Desk
Workshop B:
Artists as Entrepreneurs – “Strategies for Expanding Entrepreneurship in The Arts and Cross-Campus Collaboration”
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Meet at 12:30 at Reception Desk
Workshop C:
Celebrating and Supporting Black Entrepreneurship in Cleveland: Paving the Way to Success for Adults, College Students and Youth
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Meet at 11:30 at Reception Desk
1:00-4:30pm Walking Tours of Downtown Cleveland
5:30-7:30pm Welcome Reception: 3rd Level Lakeside Foyer
Thursday, June 16, 2022
7:30am-5:00pm Symposium Check-In: 3rd Level Lakeside Foyer
7:30-8:30am Continental Breakfast: Hope Ballroom D & E Foyer
8:30-9:30am

Welcome & Keynote: Philip Gaskin (Kauffman Foundation) - Hope Ballroom D & E Foyer

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. ...

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9:30-9:45am Break
9:45-11:00am

Panel Sessions: 1

A1
Culture & Ecosystems
Collective Action: Galvanizing Regional Resources to Spur Entrepreneurial Growth
B1
Curriculum
B.Y.O.M. – Bring Your Own Metrics
C1
Research Commercialization
Commercialization within Regional Innovation Ecosystem Development
D1
Emerging Trends
Accounting for the History of Black Entrepreneurship in the Curriculum
11:00-11:15am Break
11:15-12:30pm

Panel Sessions: 2

A2
Culture & Ecosystems
Show and Tell: A Collaborative Conversation About Marketing and Engagement Approaches to Support Diverse Students in University Entrepreneurship
B2
Curriculum
Experiential Entrepreneurship: Driving Innovation From the Classroom to Industry
C2
Research Commercialization
University Research Staff Engagement – Educational Efforts to Increase Awareness of the Commercialization and Innovation Process
D2
Emerging Trends
Advances in Entrepreneurship: A Decade of changes
12:30-1:45pm Lunch and Plenary Panel #1: Hope Ballroom D & E Foyer

HBCUs as Entrepreneurial Change Agents | Watch a Recording of this Panel
1:45-2:00pm Break
2:00-3:15pm

Panel Sessions: 3

A3
Culture & Ecosystems
Regional Economic Ecosystems
B3
Curriculum
Entrepreneurship and Innovation Education Inside and Outside the Classroom
C3
Research Commercialization
Frameworks to Support Program Design, Enhance Ecosystem Collaboration and Guide Startups
D3
Emerging Trends
The Role of Student Innovation Competitions and Programs in Building Innovative Thinking Skills
3:15-3:30pm Break
3:30-4:45pm

Panel Sessions: 4

A4
Culture & Ecosystems
The Case of New Kensington: How Building an Entrepreneurial Eco-System Helped Revitalize a City and Became an Essential Tool for Sustainability in the 4th Industrial Revolution
B4
Curriculum
Innovative Curriculum and Program Initiatives: Focusing on Economic Development
C4
Research Commercialization
Empower and Enable Through Experiential Entrepreneurship
D4
Emerging Trends
Solving the Wicked Problem of Structural Racism Through Innovation and Entrepreneurship Education
4:45-5:00pm Break
6:30-10:30pm Deshpande Symposium Awards Reception: Rock'n Roll Hall of Fame

You can either walk to the event (short 10 minute walk from the hotel) or take a bus. Bus transportation will be available on the Ontario Street exit (west side of hotel). Buses start departing at 6:00pm. Information will be available at symposium check-in.

Friday, June 17, 2022
7:30-8:30am Symposium Check-In: 3rd Level Lakeside Foyer
7:30-8:30am Continental Breakfast: Hope Ballroom D & E Foyer
8:30-9:30am

Keynote: Renu Khator (University of Houston) - Hope Ballroom D & E

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. ...

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9:30-9:45am Break
9:45-11:00am

Panel Sessions: 5

A5
Culture & Ecosystems
Building National Innovation Programs and Regional Capacity
B5
Curriculum
Student-Run Business: Real Experiential Learning for Credit and Experience
C5
Research Commercialization
Adapting Lean Startup for a Transformative “Lab to Market” Mission in India
D5
Emerging Trends
Enhancing Program Viability and Vibrancy by Centering the Entrepreneur
11:00-11:15am Break
11:15-12:30pm

Panel Sessions: 6

A6
Culture & Ecosystems
Oregon Ecosystems from Ideas to Action Through Strategic Doing
B6
Curriculum
Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship: Education & Training Programs
C6
Research Commercialization
Leveraging Key Partners in Building Robust Entrepreneurship/Innovation Programs
D6
Emerging Trends
Building Local Entrepreneurship Ed Ecosystems: Pathways Between K12 and Higher Ed
12:30-2:00pm Lunch & Plenary Panel #2: Hope Ballroom D & E Foyer

Fireside Chat w/ Erwin Gianchandani, Assistant Director for Technology, Innovation and Partnerships, U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) | Watch a Recording of This Panel
2:00-2:15pm Break
2:15-3:30pm

Panel Sessions: 7

A7
Culture & Ecosystems
Activating Entrepreneurial Networks in a Virtual World
B7
Curriculum
Training the Current Generation of MedTech Innovators
C7
Research Commercialization
Nurturing Early-stage Opportunities Toward Ultimate Commercialization
D7
Emerging Trends
Applying a ‘mentor-protege’ approach to broadening participation of HBCUs in the National I-Corps Network (NIN)
3:30-4:00pm Closing Remarks