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

Uncategorized | Deshpande Symposium - Part 2

Setting our sights on zero: How we define future success

Posted March 1, 2022 by admin

Audrey Iffert-Saleem, Ed.D. (she/her/hers) Director, InnovationX Oregon State University I was frustrated – again. Sitting on a panel at an entrepreneurship conference several years back, the topic was ‘best practices’ in measuring entrepreneurship program performance. And again, there seemed to be limited real talk going on about historic shortcomings in how we define our success, […]

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Using Lived Experience to Address Barriers to Inclusive Entrepreneurship

Posted February 11, 2022 by admin

by Besma Soltan, VenturED Lead, and Renee Devereaux, EDGE Director At Sheridan EDGE, a social venture incubator that works with and for founders from underrepresented communities, we’re accustomed to talking about systemic barriers. Inequitable access to capital, services and expertise are well-documented issues we hear echoed in the day-to-day experiences of our founders. Opening up […]

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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 admin

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 admin

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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