Sep 15 2017
10:15 am - 11:30 am
Breakout Sessions D
Choose your own track by selecting one of the breakouts available at this time:
- Cultivating CEO Talent: What Works and What Doesn’t
Transforming an innovation into a commercial success requires a level of entrepreneurial sophistication that often seems in short supply. Over the years, organizations have tried a wide variety of approaches to develop a robust stable of C-suite talent to call upon. Come prepared to engage in an open conversation about these initiatives in your region — this session is intended to help regions improve the efficacy of existing programs and to learn from others’ lessons.
#Collaboration #Entrepreneurship #ProgramManagement #Rural #Workforce
- Fostering Company Connections
Whether it is helping a startup capture its first customer, or helping small- and medium-sized businesses tap into larger supply chains, connecting companies of all sizes is critical to regional innovation clusters. This interactive roundtable session will feature multiple examples of how cluster and innovation initiatives are fostering connections between large and small companies for the betterment of the cluster as a whole.
#Clusters #Collaboration #ProgramManagement #Regions #Rural
- Higher Ed’s Role in Addressing Workforce
A skilled workforce is essential in the innovation economy. Part of higher ed’s output are educated citizens that make up the future workforce, but beyond that general goal, what exactly is higher ed’s role in addressing companies’ workforce needs. In this session, we’ll consider the role that higher ed plays, misconceptions about what it is and is not doing, and then take a look at examples where higher ed is working with industry to address workforce shortages.
#Collaboration #HigherEd #Workforce
- Insights on the Federal Capital & Entrepreneurship Portfolio
This session will provide you with an opportunity to better understand federal programs that can help you support startups and entrepreneurs in your regional innovation economy. Using our power roundtable format, managers from a variety of agencies will be available to discuss programs and answer questions.
#Capital #Entrepreneurship #Federal #Funding