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Summit Agenda

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

8:00 – 8:30 am
Breakfast

8:30 – 8:40 am
Welcome
Dell Gines, Federal Reserve Bank
Tammy Edwards, Federal Reserve Bank

8:40 – 9:00 am
Opening Remarks
Maria Meyers, SourceLink

9:00 – 9:30 am
What is an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem?
Don Macke, Center for Rural Entrepreneurship

9:30 – 10:00 am
Practitioner experience 
Jill Nichols, Rice County Kansas
Tammy Nemecek Sweet, Grow Florida

10:00 – 10:45 am
Deep dive peer discussion

10:45 – 11:15 am
Break

11:15 – 12:15
Lunch
Dell Gines

12:15 – 12:30 
Break

12:30 – 1pm
Is Your Community Ready to Build an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem? 
Erik Pedersen, VP Entrepreneurship, NetWork Kansas

1 – 1:30 pm
Practitioner experience
Bruce Seifer, University of Vermont
Ines Polonius, Communities Unlimited, Rural Arkansas and Memphis

1:30 – 2:15 pm 
Deep dive peer discussion

2:15 - 2:45 pm
Break

2:45 – 3:15 pm
How Do You Get Started Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem?
Penny Lewandowski, Lowe Foundation

3:15 - 3:45 pm
Practitioner experience
Trish Brasted, Wichita Technology Corporation
Emily Breedlove, Creative and Small Town Ventures, Asheville, North Carolina
Entrepreneurship Initiative


3:45 – 4:30 pm
Deep dive peer discussion

4:30 – 5 pm
Closing
Dell Gines

5 – 6:30 pm
Reception

Thursday, May 5, 2016

7:30 - 8:00 am Breakfast

8:00 – 8:10 am
Welcome
Pat Brown-Dixon, Small Business Administration

8:10 – 8:30 am
How Do You Measure an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem?
Maria Meyers, SourceLink

8:30 – 9 am 
Practitioner experience
Dane Stangler, Kauffman Foundation
Bill Sproull, Richardson Chamber of Commerce

9 – 9:30 am
Break

EntreCamp
Four breakout sessions for each time slot
9:30-10:30 am
• Wealth building strategies for economic development (from Cleveland, OH to DeWitt, AR): Deb Markley, Center for Rural Entrepreneurship
• Assessing your community for readiness: Chuck Wolfe, Claggett Wolfe Associates
• Navigating the CDFI online portal: Dennis West, Northern Initiatives, Michigan
• Open sessions (determined by group)
10:30-11:30 am
• Transforming urban communities: Christina Long, CML Collective, LLC
• Increasing entrepreneurial investment through angels; Northwest projects: Linda Weston
• Workforce initiatives to support entrepreneurs: Steve Shepelwich, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
• Open sessions (determined by group)

11:30 – noon
Wrap up
Dell Gines/Maria Meyers