Schedule of Events

TIMING IS APPROXIMATE

Start and end times may vary by a few minutes during actual event

Thursday, October 29th

2:00 – 2:03 PM      Welcoming Remarks

 

                               Larry Gennari, Partner, Gennari Aronson

                               Debi Kleiman, Executive Director, Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship

 

2:03 – 2:05 PM      The Importance of Change and Innovation

 

                               Stephen Spinelli, Jr., President, Babson College

 

2:05 - 2:40 PM       The Innovator’s Challenge:  Technology & Humanity in a Time of Constant Change

 

      Rana el Kaliouby, Ph.D, Co-Founder & CEO of Affectiva/MIT Media Lab

      Author: Girl Decoded     

 

2:40 - 3:15 PM       Change Begins with You

                                

                               Ashley Whillans, Harvard Business School - Professor Organizational Behavior

              Author:  Time Smart: How to Reclaim Your Time and Live A Happier Life

 

3:15 – 3:25 PM       Innovators Showcase:

  • Qubic

  • ZSuite Technologies

  • Noops

  • LearnLit

 

3:25 - 4:05 PM        PANEL:  Social Innovation as Strategy

 

Cheryl Heller, Director of Design Integration, Arizona State University

Daquan Oliver, CEO & Founder, WeThrive

David Stangis, Founder & CEO,  21C Impact

Cheryl Kiser, MODERATOR, Executive Director, Lewis Institute for Social Innovation

 

4:05 - 4:30 PM       A Playbook for Making Change

 

     Will Herman, Innovator & Angel Investor, Startup Mentor & Board Member

     Author:  The Startup Playbook

 

4:30 - 5:00 PM       Imagining Change: Testing, Building, and Taking Off

 

                               Dan Ward, Engineer, Innovation Catalyst

                               Author:  Lift: Innovation Lessons from Flying Machines

Friday, October 30th

Start and end times may vary by a few minutes during actual event

9:20 - 9:22 AM      Welcoming Remarks

 

     Larry Gennari, Partner, Gennari Aronson

     Debi Kleiman, Executive Director, Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship

 

9:22 - 9:55 AM      Change Is About Building Relationships

 

     Deb Kleiman, Director-Blank Entrepreneurship Center—Babson College

     Author: First Pitch: Winning Money, Mentors and More for Your Startup

 

9:55 -10:10 AM      Innovators Showcase:

 

  • Playa Society

  • ASA

  • TruDiary

  • Dash Beyond

                                 

10:10 - 10:40 AM    PANEL:  Making Change and Finding Money: Innovation as Financing Strategy

 

Lori Cashman, Managing Partner, Victress Capital

Sarah Hodges, Partner, Pillar VC

Christopher Mirabile, Launchpad Venture Group - author, The Entrepreneur’s Journey  

Doug Banks, MODERATOR, 

 

10:40 -11:05 AM   Supermakers

                              

     Jaime Schmidt, Entrepreneur, Investor and Founder of Schmidt’s Naturals

     Author:  Supermaker 

 

11:05 - 11:45 AM When Change Comes to You


    Sarah Frey, CEO, Frey Farms

    Author: The Growing Season

 

11:45 - 12:15 PM  Changemakers: How Great Ideas Come to Life

 

    Guy Raz, NPR & Host of the Podcast How I Built This

    Author:  How I Built This

 

12:15 - 12:20       Closing Thoughts   

 

   Larry Gennari, Partner, Gennari Aronson

   Debi Kleiman, Executive Director, Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship

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