|Monday, June 5, 2023|
Join us for two exciting pre-symposium sessions hosted on Arizona State University’s campus!
Experience A:Challenging and Advancing University Student Entrepreneurs: ASU’s Innovation Open
Revolutionizing Learning through Virtual Reality: Visit Dreamscape at ASU and enter an immersive experience with virtual worlds, cutting-edge technology, and captivating storytelling
By registering, you will participate in both sessions. There is a capacity of 48 participants, so reserve your slot in advance. Don’t miss this highly anticipated event!Cost: $75 | Learn More »
|5:30-7:30pm||Welcome Reception: SkySong 1951|
|Tuesday, June 6, 2023|
Philip Gaskin (Kauffman Foundation)
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. ...
Panel Sessions: 1
Panel Sessions: 2
Fireside Chat - Reflections on the Role of University Licensing fostering a culture of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Join us for a Fireside Chat with Kathy Ku and Andy Maas who between them have over 50 years of experience in university technology licensing. Hear their views on creating a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship, the evolving role of the university in innovation, and some of their favorite stories of start-up formation.
Panel Sessions: 3
Panel Sessions: 4
|6:30-10:30pm||Deshpande Symposium Awards Dinner: Heard Museum (transportation provided)|
|Wednesday, June 7, 2023|
Natalie Madeira Cofield
Natalie Madeira Cofield is a presidentially appointed expert on small business and has been named one of the most powerful women in business by Entrepreneur Magazine. An award-winning entrepreneur, philanthropist, political appointee, and economic activist ...
Panel Sessions: 5
Panel Sessions: 6
Plenary Panel - Ask Me Anything: Lessons Learned on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility from NSF I-Corps
Why is it that it’s only after a DEIA session officially ends that the tough, honest questions get asked? We’re here to jump right to those questions and have courageous conversations. In this interactive Chatham House Rules session (facilitating free and open communication, but respecting confidentiality), panelists will share lessons learned from their leadership with broadening participation including with the National Science Foundation’s I-Corps program. Each panelist will also share broader lessons in leadership, data management, change management and their own lived experiences navigating diversity initiatives including those that are and are not inclusive nor equitable.
Panel Sessions: 7
|3:30-4:30pm||Closing Reception: Please join us for one last chance to network with attendees as we bring the Symposium to an end. Refreshments will be served.|