2018 Schedule

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Wednesday, Sep 26
2:00pm — 3:30pm
Location TBA
100 attending

Fueling the Fire: How universities catalyze entrepreneurship and why startups should care

Successful startup communities have strong universities in their backyards (think Silicon Valley + Stanford or Boston + MIT). Why do universities matter to this equation? Directors from leading innovation and entrepreneurship programs share ways that universities amplify and support the entrepreneurial ecosystem, making it better for all. Learn about the different approaches being taken at Colorado State University, University of Colorado Boulder, and Arizona State University that enable emerging entrepreneurial leaders to become the next startup superstars.

• Dr. Scott Shrake, Director — Institute for Entrepreneurship, Colorado State University - College of Business
• Dr. Sarabeth Berk, Director — Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative, University of Colorado Boulder
• Dr. Brent Sebold — Executive Director of the Entrepreneurship + Innovation Training and Development Network, Arizona State University