12th Annual Symposium
June 5-7, 2023 | Phoenix, AZ

Agenda

Take a look at our 2022 schedule to gain a better understanding of the topics and themes that you can expect to see at our 2023 symposium. Our three conference tracks this year include:

  1. Entrepreneurship in the Curriculum
  2. University Research Commercialization and Startups
  3. Developing Entrepreneurial Universities, Culture & Ecosystems

Stay tuned for more details!

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. …

Watch a Recording of this Keynote | More About Philip Gaskin »

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. …

Watch a Recording of this Keynote | More About Renu Khator »

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