8th Annual Symposium
June 10-12, 2019 in Lowell, Massachusetts

Agenda 2017

The 2017 Symposium Agenda

Note: times and topics are subject to change. Please check back periodically for the latest updates.

Monday, June 12, 2017
8:00-4:00pm Symposium Check-In in the Lobby of the UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center (ICC)
8:30-1:00pm UNH’s First Generation Student Entrepreneurs Workshop and Lunch @ UTEC, 35 Warren Street across from the ICC
1:00-4:30pm Innovation Ecosystem Tours: UMass Lowell (including iHub), Lowell Makes, EForAll, UTEC
1:00-4:00pm Workshop A:


Strategic Doing: Road to Successful Collaborations

Additional $75 Fee.
Location: Lower Locks 2 Meeting Room

Workshop B:
DifferenceMaker: Developing and Scaling Cross-Campus Entrepreneurship Initiatives
Additional $75 Fee.
Location: Hamilton Room
Workshop C:
EdTech Tools to Catalyze the Career Awareness DNA on your Campus: CLOSED

Location: Lower Locks 1 Meeting Room

5:30-7:30pm Welcome Reception – Networking and Cocktails at Lowell’s Mill No. 5
– Transportation will be available from the UMass Lowell Inn and Conference Center
– Information will be available at the symposium check-in

Built in 1873, Mill No. 5 is a historical textile mill now the home to small companies and startups. The old mill features a movie theater, Victorian lounge, boutiques and more in a space focusing on bringing innovation together into a campus-like community.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

7:30-8:30am Symposium Check-In & Continental Breakfast – Grand Ballroom Foyer
8:30-8:40am Welcome, Grand Ballroom
8:40-9:30am Morning Keynote: Jerry Engel, UC Berkeley – Grand Ballroom
9:30-9:45 Break
9:45-11:00am
A1

Ecosystems

Boundary Spanners Across Entrepreneurship Education

B1

Curriculum

A Multi-Institutional Approach to an Entrepreneurship Curriculum

C1

Commercialization

Higher Ed Drives Innovation: Maximizing Entrepreneurial, Funding, and Mentor Connections for Launching Start-Ups

D1

Trends

Building Entrepreneurial Ecosystems: Pathways from the Classroom into the Community That Inspire Social Responsibility and Social Entrepreneurism

11:00-11:15am Break
11:15-12:30pm
A2

Ecosystems

21st-Century Approaches to Innovation at America’s Best-Kept Secrets

B2

Curriculum

Virtual Teams, Real Results: Teaching Entrepreneurship Online

C2

Commercialization

Providing Support to I-Corps Graduating Teams

D2

Trends

Four Differing Institutional Approaches to Changemaking and Social Innovation: Lessons Learned at Ashoka U Changemaker Campuses

12:30-2:00pm Networking Lunch – 50 Warren Restaurant, Dining Hall and Lower Locks
2:00-3:15pm
A3

Ecosystems

The Power of Partnerships for Community Entrepreneurial Success: Case Studies in Western Massachusetts and the Phoenix Metro Area

B3

Curriculum

Innovation in Higher Education Entrepreneurship: Tales from the Trenches

C3

Commercialization

Developing and Managing Mentor Networks in Curricular, Co-Curricular and Venture Acceleration Settings

D3

Trends

Philanthropy and Higher Ed

3:15-3:30 Break
3:30-4:45pm
A4

Ecosystems

Partner or Peril: A New “Normal” for Universities

B4

Curriculum


Bridges and Pathways: High School, College, and Community Programs for Entrepreneurial Success and Regional Growth

C4

Commercialization

Community Collaboration Spaces Powered by Universities Are the Future of Strong Cities

D4

Trends

Creative Intersections: Different Approaches to Entrepreneurial Learning for University Arts Students

4:45-6:00pm Activities – TBD
6:00-7:00pm Poster Session with Networking Reception, Lower Locks/Patio
7:00-8:30pm 2017 Deshpande Symposium Awards Dinner & Celebration with a Special Cambodian Performing Arts Presentation by Lowell’s Angkor Dance Troupe, Grand Ballroom

The Angkor Dance Troupe is nationally recognized as one of the most accomplished and experienced U.S. based Cambodian traditional arts organizations. Lowell, Massachusetts is an epicenter for innovative Cambodian performing arts with the Angkor Dance Troupe at the core.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
7:30-8:30am Symposium Check-In and Continental Breakfast – Grand Ballroom Foyer
8:30-9:45am
A5

Ecosystems

Designing and Implementing University-Based Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

B5

Curriculum

Opportunities and Challenges on the Road to Innovation Inside and Outside the Academy

C5

Commercialization

Evolution of Tech Transfer

D5

Trends

Engaging Alumni in University Entrepreneurship

9:45-10:00am Break
10:00-11:15am
A6

Ecosystems

Coordinated and Integrated Approaches to Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Economic Development: Perspectives from the University of California, Davis, Kansas State University and IIT Madras

B6

Curriculum

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Education for the 21st-Century Workforce

C6

Commercialization

The Power of Three: Emerging Trends in the University Start-Up World

D6

Trends

Social Entrepreneurship on Campus: Methodologies and Models

11:15-11:45am Break
11:45am-1:15pm Luncheon Keynote: Laurie Leshin, WPI – Grand Ballroom
A buffet luncheon will be served.
1:15-1:45pm Break
1:45-3:00pm
A7

Ecosystems

Impact of Ecosystem and Culture in Creating an Entrepreneurial University

B7

Curriculum

Creating Problem-Solving Entrepreneurial Thinkers on Campus and Beyond

C7

Commercialization

Proof of Concept Funding: Impact on Innovation Culture

D7

Trends

Exploring Scalable and Sustainable Best Practices to Promote the Inclusion of Tech Entrepreneurs from Underrepresented Populations in National Innovation Ecosystems

3:00-3:15pm Break
3:15-4:00pm Closing Keynote: Bob Metcalfe (UT Austin) – Grand Ballroom

4:00-5:30pm Closing Reception – 50 Warren Street