#UES2014 Videos and Photos

#UES2014 Videos

Welcome and Overview: W. David Tarver


Keynote Address: Dr. Jeffrey A. Robinson


Panel 1: Urban Entrepreneurship Case Studies


Panel 2: Community Engagement Methods


Panel 3: Student-Led Entrepreneurship


Panel 4: Facilitating Urban Entrepreneurship


Innovate Blue: Thomas Zurbuchen


Luncheon Welcome and Remarks: Tom Frank


A Conversation With Jill Ford, Special Assistant to Detroit Mayor Michael Duggan


#UES2014 Photos


Event Program – Urban Entrepreneurship Symposium 2014
Friday, October 10, 2014, 8 am to 2 pm
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library
1000 Beal Avenue, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109

8:00 am to 8:40 am Registration, Reception and Continental Breakfast
8:45 am to 9:00 am Welcome and Overview

  1. David Tarver, Founder, Urban Entrepreneurship Initiative
9:00 am to 9:05 am Introduction of Keynote SpeakerMarcus Harris, ProsperUs Detroit
9:05 am to 9:30 am Keynote AddressDr. Jeffrey Robinson, Academic Director, Rutgers University Center
for Entrepreneurship and Economic Development
9:35 am to 10:20 am Panel 1: Urban Entrepreneurship Case StudiesModerator: Forrest Carter, Associate Professor of Marketing, Eli
Broad School of Business, Michigan State UniversityPanelists:

Steve Bock, Business CEO, Shinola

Mike Evans, Senior Developer, Loveland Technologies

Noam Kimelman, Co-Owner, Fresh Corner Café

Sheila McBride, Founder, GradeCheck

Mike White, General Manager, Uber/Michigan

10:20 am to 10:30 am Break
10:30 am to 11:10 am Panel 2: Community Engagement MethodsModerator: Marlo Rencher,
Co-Founder, Snapsure; Executive Director, Center
for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Cleary UniversityPanelists:

Brian Flanagan, Managing Director, U-M Ross Leadership Initiative

Sebastian Jackson, Founder, The Social Club Grooming Company

Christopher Prater, Co-Owner, Thrift On The Avenue

Nick Tobier, Associate Professor, U-M Penny
W. Stamps School of Art and Design

11:15 am to 11:50 am Panel 3: Student-Led EntrepreneurshipModerator: Matt Gibson, Associate Director for Student Ventures, U-M
Center for EntrepreneurshipPanelists:

Justine Sheu, Myles Morgan and Justin Cook,

Jamarr Hill and Erica Hill, “Transwer”

11:50 am to 12:00 pm Break
12:05 pm to 12:45 pm Panel: Facilitating Urban EntrepreneurshipModerator: Leslie Smith, President and CEO, TechTown

Stella Safari, CEO, Startup Effect

Jamie Shea, Managing Director for Investments, Mission Throttle

Tiffany Sadek, founder, Sadek Legal

Yvette Jenkins, owner/operator, Love. Travels. Imports.

12:50 pm to 1:00 pm “Innovate Blue: Michigan’s Commitment to Entrepreneurship Education,”
Thomas Zurbuchen, U-M Associate Dean for
Entrepreneurial Programs; Professor, Space Science and Aerospace Engineering;
Senior Counselor to Provost for Entrepreneurial Education
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Luncheon Program
1:20 pm to 1:30 pm Welcome and Remarks, Tom Frank, Executive Director, U-M Center for
1:30 pm to 2:00 pm Luncheon Keynote: A Conversation with Jill Ford, special counselor to
Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan for entrepreneurial initiatives