Agenda

2021 GLIn2 Agenda

Thursday, October 21  

 

8 – 9 a.m. Welcome and Keynote Speaker Rich Sheridan, CEO & Co-founder of Menlo Innovations

 

9:05 – 10:20 a.m. - Session - County / City Innovation

  • Moderator: Ted Baker, CEO/Executive Director, Innovation Connector

  • Paula Nas, Director, UM-Flint Office of Economic Development

  • Antonio Mitchell, Community Investment Manager, City of Kalamazoo

  • Mandy Bishop, Director of Public Service, City of Columbus

 

10:30 – 11:45 a.m. - Session - Corporate Innovation

  • Moderator: Mike McCann, Chief Business Development Officer, Rev1 Ventures

  • Jessica Cohen, Director, Community Engagement, Verizon

  • Jennifer Thomas, Managing Director, Plug and Play Cleveland

  • Barb Ewing, CEO, Youngstown Business Incubator

 

Noon – 1 p.m. - Lunch and Keynote Speaker: Jon Husted, Lt. Governor, State of Ohio

 

1:15 – 2:30 p.m. - Session - Rural Innovation 

  • Moderator: Stacy Strauss, Director, Ohio University Innovation Center

  • Rebecca Singer, President and CEO, CIFT

  • Joe Thiel, CEO, Innovate Marquette SmartZone

 

2:45 – 4:00 p.m. - Session - University Innovation

  • Moderator: Sandra Cochrane, Assistant Dean, WMed Innovation Center/the Kalamazoo SmartZone

  • Jason Blume, Executive Director, Trine University Innovation One

  • Norm Rapino, Executive Director, University of Toledo Center for Innovation

  • Diane Bouis, Innovation Manager, Innovation Partnerships Startup Incubator, U of M Innovation Partnerships

 

4:15 – 5:15 Networking Session

 

Friday, October 22 

 

8 – 9:00 a.m. –Keynote Speaker: Charles Ross, CEO of the International Business Innovation Association

9:15 – 10:30 a.m. - Session - Diverse Innovation

  • Lamont Mackley, Chief Inclusion and Outreach Officer, Jumpstart

  • George Zarebski, Founder/COO/CIO, The U Team

  • Amanda Poole, Director of Talent, High Alpha Innovation

  

10:45 a.m. – Noon - Session - Financing innovation

  • Moderator: Amy Haschak, Partner, Network Management, Jumpstart 

  • Bill Taft, Senior VP of Economic Development, LISC

  • Natalie Saucedo, Senior Director of Strategy and Innovation, United Way of the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Region

  • Ellen Vera, Director of Development & Co-op Organizing, Co-op Cincy

 

Summit concludes at noon