Welcome by W. David Tarver, UEI President
W. David Tarver is president and co-founder of the Urban Entrepreneurship Initiative.
Keynote Address, Dr. Jeffrey Robinson, Rutgers University
Dr. Jeffrey Robinson is the academic director and co-founder of the Center for Urban Entrepreneurship and Economic Development at Rutgers University.
Panel: Urban Entrepreneurship Case Studies
Moderator: Forrest Carter, Associate Professor of Marketing, Eli
Broad School of Business, Michigan State University. Panelists: 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
Panel: Community Engagement Methods
Moderator: Marlo Rencher, Co-Founder, Snapsure; Executive Director, Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Cleary University. Panelists: 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.
Panel: Student-Led Entrepreneurship
Panel 3: Student-Led Entrepreneurship
Moderator: Matt Gibson, Associate Director for Student Ventures, U-M
Center for Entrepreneurship. Panelists: Justine Sheu, Myles Morgan and Justin Cook, Evolve; Jamarr Hill and Erica Hill, “Transwer”;
Panel: Facilitating Urban Entrepreneurship
Moderator: Leslie Smith, President and CEO, TechTown Detroit. Panelists: 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.
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
Luncheon Remarks and Welcome
Tom Frank, Executive Director, U-M Center for Entrepreneurship
Luncheon Keynote: A Conversation with Jill Ford
Jill Ford, special counselor to Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan for entrepreneurial initiatives, and David Tarver, UEI president.