Jan. 26-Jan. 28
1-5pm Eastern US Time
Challenges Met, Opportunities For the Future is the first event of its kind for entrepreneurship professionals in university programs, students, and people who are interested in the future of entrepreneurship. It will take place over a 3-days period on January 26th, 27th and 28th between 1pm-5pm EST.
Virtual event for University entrepreneurship professionals, professors and students — and all those interested in the future of innovation and business
Including unveiling this year’s Top List of University Entrepreneurship Competitions
Tickets: $99 for individuals, $39 for students, $599 for groups of 20 or more
is a serial entrepreneur, inventor, philanthropist, artist, and author of The Innovation Stack: Building an Unbeatable Business One Crazy Idea at a Time. He is the cofounder of Block (formerly Square), and served as the chairman of its board until 2010, and still serves on the Board of Directors. In 2011, his iconic card reader design was inducted into the Museum of Modern Art. In 2017, McKelvey founded Invisibly, an ambitious project to unlock the value of peoples' personal data. He is a Deputy Chair of the St. Louis Federal Reserve.
is the co-host of NPR's The Indicator from Planet Money, and author of Machiavelli for Women: Defend Your Growth, Grow Your Ambition, and Win the Workplace. Prior to NPR she was a correspondent for Marketplace and collaborated with the New York Times
is the co-author of The New Builders and Managing Director of Foundry Group, a venture firm with $3B in assets under management. He is also the founder of Pledge 1% and a Trustee of Macalester College.
is the Associate Director of Student Entrepreneurship programs in the GW Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He is the brain behind the Top 20 University Entrepreneurship Competitions
is the co-author of The New Builders and founder of Times of Entrepreneurship. She is a journalist-in-residence at the MIT Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship and senior contributor for Forbes. Her articles have been read by millions worldwide, and have been translated into Arabic, Armenian and Khmer.
is the Executive Director, Education and Programs of the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at The University of Chicago. He is a seasoned business executive and entrepreneur in the hospitality industry, and a former professor of management and entrepreneurship at DePaul University. He published the book The Million Dollar Greeting: Today's Best Practices for Profit, Customer Retention, and a Happy Workplace.
is a coach and author of The Ask, a step-by-step guide to asking for what you want and getting it, in business, philanthropy and the creative economy. Especially money.
is executive director, Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship
is the Associate Director at the Bates Center for Entrepreneurship and Leadership at Lewis & Clark
is the Director at the Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at Emory University
is the Executive Director of NUCAFE
has 20+ years in high-tech innovative transformation, and now writes, mentors and coaches
is a Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship Fellow
is the Director of the Center for Franchise Development at Missouri Western State University
is a Partner at The Dorm Room Fund and MBA Candidate at Stanford
is the Associate Director of the Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge
is co-founder and co-director of Glass Half Full NOLA
is the author of Sustainability at Work and leads climate+clean energy finance @ Hewlett Foundation
1 pm – 1:30pm:
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm:
Reinventing Capitalism with the Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship
2:30 pm – 2:45 pm:
2:45pm – 3:45 pm:
Panel Discussion: How to Get Students Over Eco-Depression Via Entrepreneurship
3:45 pm – 4:15pm:
4:15pm – 5:00pm:
Disruption in Higher Education: will your job be there in 10 years?
1pm – 1:45pm:
The New Builders. Making the case for entrepreneurship with Elizabeth MacBride and Seth Levine. The stats and surge in entrepreneurship that will make your case to outside funders and university administrations
1:45pm – 3:15pm:
LIVE CASE Challenge
What happens if your program is criticized for a lack of diversity?
3:15pm – 3:30 pm:
3:30 pm – 4:30pm:
How To Get Funding As A Student Entrepreneur
4:30pm – 5pm:
1pm – 2 pm:
Unveiling of the Top University Competitions (sponsored by YouNoodle) and panel discussion
2pm – 2:45pm:
Interview with Stacey Vanek Smith: Making Space for Parents, Especially Women, in Entrepreneurship
2:45pm – 3pm:
3pm – 3:45pm
Embedded, Which is the Right Structure for Entrepreneurship Within Your University
3:45pm – 4pm:
4pm – 5pm:
Final Closing Discussion: What is Success in 2022? Setting your intentions for the year.t
We see business through the lens of its impact on individuals and communities. We write often at the nexus of finance and entrepreneurship, so that our stories are inspiring and actionable. This includes the important work of university entrepreneurship programs as evidenced by our reporting on Top 20 U.S. University Entrepreneurship Competitions. The January event will specifically: