Thursday, October 1 (Kauffman Labs)
5:00 PM Reception and Dinner 

Friday, October 2 (Kauffman Labs)
8:30 AM Breakfast

8:45 AM Welcome
Yasuyuki (Yas) Motoyama, Kauffman Foundation

8:55 AM Session 1: The Make-up of General Ecosystem

  • Elsie Harper-Anderson, Comparing Entrepreneurial Ecosystems 
  • Nichola Lowe, Navigating Entrepreneurial Pathways 
  • Greg Schrock, Maker Entrepreneurial Ecosystems 
  • Academic discussant: Thomas Lyons, Baruch College, CUNY 
  • Practitioner discussant: Mike Bradshaw, The Company Lab (CO.LAB)

10:10 AM Break

10:20 AM Session 2: High-growth Firms and Their Ecosystem

  • Ziona Austrian, Delineating Definitions, Industries, & Business Cycle Performance
  • Murray Rice, Tracking Development of High-Growth Firms in Metropolitan Regions
  • Sameeksha Desai, The Regional Environment in Indianapolis 
  • Academic discussant: Ed Malecki, The Ohio State University 
  • Practitioner discussant: Emily Robbins, National League of Cities

11:35 AM Lunch and Presentation
What Can We Advise to Jacksonville, Florida?
Kate Stewart, Jax Community of Entrepreneurs, Inc.

12:20 PM Session 3: The Roles of Universities Within Ecosystems 

  • Heike Mayer, Revisiting the Roles of University in Regional Economic Development 
  • Haifeng Qiang, Anchor universities and College-Town Entrepreneurship 
  • Academic discussant: Maryann Feldman, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 

1:15 PM Session 4: Diversity and Inclusion within Ecosystem

  • Cathy Liu, Understanding the Decline in Inter-Urban and Intra-Urban Mobility 
  • Patricia Oslund, Immigration and Economic Growth in the Bi-State Region 
  • Qingfang Wang, Female Entrepreneurship and Community Development 
  • Karren Watkins, Entrepreneurship Ecosystems and Their Service of High Growth Women
  • Practitioner discussant: Vin Ko, St. Louis Mosaic Project 

2:45 PM Break

3:00 PM Session 5: Intra-city Analysis and Visualization

  • Elizabeth Mack, Spatio-Temporal Patterns in New Business Activity 
  • Emil Malizia, The Economic Development - Vibrant Center Connection 
  • Catherine Lawson, Building a Web Based Entrepreneurial Landscape Analysis Tool 
  • Brent Perkins, Tracking Interventions Across the Venture Lifecycle 

4:30 PM Session 6: Review of the Day
Academic discussant: Colin Mason, University of Glasgow 

5:15 PM Closing Remarks
Dane Stangler, Kauffman Foundation

5:30 PM Conference Concludes

5:40 PM Shuttle to Dinner

6:00 PM Post-conference Dinner
Seasons 52
340 Ward Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64112 

8:00 PM Walk to Raphael Hotel