Join IF University and Village Capital for a thought-provoking discussion on how entrepreneurship can address some of the biggest challenges our world is facing today. Learn about how entrepreneurs and investors are working together to turn promising ideas into successful business ventures aimed at solving global problems. Village Capital Executive Director Ross Baird will provide keen insights on topics such as technology, education, and business and take your questions.
Facilitator: Ross Baird is Executive Director of Village Capital, an investment accelerator that runs training programs for entrepreneurs and uses peer support to determine the way investments in companies are made. Ross has worked with First Light Ventures, a seed fund focused on impact investments, as well as ventures using technology to promote civic participation. His education-related start-up ventures include the Indian School Finance Company in Hyderabad, India, and the National College Advising Corps in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
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IF University is a new platform and ecosystem for creative thinkers, innovators, and curious minds to teach classes, attend classes and bring unexpected ideas to the forefront to build and support a culture of innovative thinking. Built on the “Stay Curious” premise of the annual IdeaFestival® in Louisville, IF University is designed to inspire new and novel thinking all year round by hosting classes and events on a wide variety of topics held in public venues. All IF University classes and events are non-credit learning experiences, with an emphasis on the intersections between varied topics and multiple disciplines. Ideas at Play, that's IF University.
IF University is a division of the IdeaFestival® , the non-profit organization dedicated to empowering individuals, businesses, organizations and communities to grow, change, and be relevant by constantly challenging their assumptions and affirming their intellectual courage.