Fostering Entrepreneurship at Universities in the U.S. and Germany

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Hasso Plattner Institute

10 Hudson Yards

48th Floor

New York, NY 10001

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Developing an entrepreneurial culture, teaching entrepreneurial skills and promoting startup initiatives have become central to the mission of universities on both sides of the Atlantic. University-based entrepreneurship programs typically pursue the following goals:
• Developing students’ skills in solving global problems through entrepreneurship and innovation
• Supporting university technology transfer
• Connecting research and education to emerging industry interests, and
• Fostering collaboration between universities and their local communities.
Achieving these goals depends on a number of factors, including:
• Sustained financing
• The successful creation of innovative ecosystems that are aligned with local/regional development strategies
• Generating and sustaining an entrepreneurial culture that encourages students and faculty innovation.
This workshop invites professors, administrators as well as entrepreneurially-minded scientists to discuss best practices and challenges in developing successful entrepreneurship programs on university campuses. In four informal thematic sessions, representatives from the U.S. and Germany will give short presentations that will lay the groundwork for the moderated discussion.

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9:30 am Welcome

9:35 am Building a Culture of Entrepreneurship, Joann Halpern (HPI New York)

9:45 am Session I: Creating successful infrastructures for academic incubators

Moderator
Grant Hoffman
Director of Startups, University of Cincinnati

Speakers
Jeffrey Babin
Practice Professor and Associate Director, Engineering Entrepreneurship Program, University of Pennsylvania

Lisa Getzler
Executive Director, Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Lehigh University

Steven Kuyan
Managing Director, Future Labs, Tandon School of Engineering, New York University

11:00 am Coffee break and SAP tour

11:30 am Session II: Teaching entrepreneurial skills and promoting entrepreneurship

Moderator
Scott W. Henderson
Chief Entrepreneurial Officer, Purdue Research Foundation

Speakers
Ronald Kriedel
Director, Center for Entrepreneurship and Transfer, TU Dortmund University

Thomas Lechler
Professor, Stevens Institute of Technology

Robert R Shandley
Associate Dean, School of Innovation, Texas A&M University

1:00 pm Lunch (catered)

2:00 pm Session III: Connecting with future markets, IP transfer: Best models

Moderator
Vanessa Liu
Vice President, SAP.iO Foundries North America

Speakers
Greg Maskel
Senior Technology Licensing Officer, Columbia University

Gerhard Schembecker
Professor, Department of Biochemical Engineering, TU Dortmund University

Katharina Schultebraucks
Post-doctoral Fellow, Department of Psychiatry, NYU School of Medicine

3:30 pm Coffee break and introduction of SAP i.O. startups

4:00 pm ession IV: Helping entrepreneurs find investors and other financial backers

Moderator
Christian Jorg
Serial Founder and Startup Mentor, Ellis Accelerator

Speakers
Anne Augusta Blum
Program Manager, German Accelerator New York

Kenneth A. Goodwin, Jr.
Senior Managing Principal and President, Jeanensis Capital Markets

Gerhard Schembecker
Professor, Department of Biochemical Engineering, TU Dortmund University

5:30 pm Concluding Remarks

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Hasso Plattner Institute

10 Hudson Yards

48th Floor

New York, NY 10001

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