13th Annual Symposium
Save-the-date: June 12-14, 2024 | College Park, MD

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Adaptation Leads to Innovation

Posted June 8, 2022 by admin

By Phil Weilerstein, President and CEO of VentureWell The challenges of the past two years are changing the way early-stage entrepreneurs do business. Faced with a global pandemic, an ongoing reckoning on social justice issues and the climate crisis, and the near term uncertainty of our supply chains, fledgling ventures are navigating an unmapped and […]

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Elevating Impact Through Alignment of University and Regional Ecosystem Goals

Posted May 3, 2022 by admin

By Deborah D. Hoover  President & CEO Burton D. Morgan Foundation Entrepreneurship and education are two such extraordinary opportunities that need to be leveraged and interconnected if we are to develop the human capital required for building the societies of the future. Entrepreneurship is the engine fueling innovation, employment generation and economic growth. Only by […]

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Preparing Students for the Future of Work

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By David Noble Director, The Werth Institute University of Connecticut entrepreneurship.uconn.edu At UConn, entrepreneurship is a way of thinking, unrestricted by school, college or program, that provides the solution to many of the challenges our world faces. As the inaugural director of The Werth Institute, I have a front seat to the change that is […]

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MIT’s Global Outreach in Entrepreneurship

Posted April 8, 2022 by admin

By: Edward B. Roberts, David Sarnoff Professor of Management of Technology Founder/Chair and former Faculty Director, Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship Founder and Co-Chair, MIT Entrepreneurship & Innovation MBA Track I have just finished writing the requested Introductions for the Tsinghua University Press translations and publication of two of my books: Entrepreneurs in High Technology: Lessons from MIT […]

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Building momentum from our 2021 Deshpande Symposium Award

Posted March 24, 2022 by admin

By: Elyse Ball, Executive Director, University of Akron Research Foundation Momentum is important in the world of entrepreneurship. In fact, it’s so important that it’s often mentioned among other key M’s, like market demand, motivation and money. Momentum can also be critically important for entrepreneurship programs, like those we run at the University of Akron […]

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