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Business Incubators & NYS: New Strategies for Socio-Economic Renewal

October 30, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm


Join national, state, and regional public policy experts, community economic leaders, and researchers for a symposium and panel discussions on how to develop innovative business incubator ecosystems. Registration fee includes continental breakfast, buffet lunch, materials.


Business Incubators & NYS: New Strategies for Socio-Economic Renewal

Monday, October 30, 2017, Sheldon Hall, SUNY Oswego, Oswego, NY 13126

PROGRAM  (as of 10.18.17)

8:00 a.m.        Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:45 a.m.        Welcome & Introductions – Irene Scruton, MBA programs, SUNY Oswego

Opening Remarks – President Deborah F. Stanley, SUNY Oswego  

9:00 a.m.        Keynote Address: Dr. Henry Etzkowitz, Stanford University

                        The Triple Helix of University-Industry-Government: The Quest for

                        Regional Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Incubation Support

9:45 a.m.        Networking Break

10:00 a.m.    Taking Stock of State Policy & Higher Education Support for Business Incubation

Moderator: Mr. Mark Alessi, Business Incubator Association of NYS

Dr. David Lewis, SUNY Albany

The State of Business Incubation in NYS

Dr. Bruce Kingma, Syracuse University

Building a university entrepreneurial ecosystem: Lessons learned from SU & beyond

Dr. Elsie Harper-Anderson, Virginia Commonwealth University

Bridging the Ecosystem Divide: Opportunities and challenges for building more inclusive entrepreneurial environments across scale, space, race, and gender

11:15 a.m.  Trends in Regional Entrepreneurial Ecosystems & the Role of Business Incubators

Moderator: Dr. Sarfraz Mian, SUNY Oswego

Dr. Wadid Lamine, Toulouse Business School, France

Business Incubators and Entrepreneurial Ecosystems: New Developments in Europe

Dr. Robert Corona, Chief Innovation Officer, Upstate University Hospital                  Innovations in biotech ecosystems and incubation/acceleration

Dr. Marnie LaVigne , CEO, Launch NY

Incubators and Ecosystems developing in NYS

12:30 p.m.      Lunch & Afternoon Keynote: Robert Simpson, President, CenterState CEO

The Impact of Incubators on the Region’s Economic Challenges

1:45 p.m.        Experiments with Startup Ecosystems and Incubators

Moderator:  Ms. Pamela Caraccioli, SUNY Oswego

Mr. Nasir Ali, Founder & President Upstate Venture Connect

Rethinking Entrepreneurial Community: How to build a geographically distributed             startup ecosystem with networked incubators

Mr. David Hochman, Founder & Former Executive Director, BIANYS           What I Learned about Incubators 2005-2017

            Ms. Andrea Wesser-Brawner, Senior Director Research, InBIA

            Homegrown Innovation Ecosystem Building Initiatives for local economic development

3:00 p.m.        Presentation: SUNY Oswego “Launch It”

                        Dr. Richard Skolnik, Dean School of Business, SUNY Oswego

3:30 p.m.        Recommendations and Closing Remarks

Dr. Sarfraz Mian, SUNY Oswego

4:00 p.m.        Acknowledgements & Adjourn


October 30, 2017
8:30 am - 4:00 pm


SUNY Oswego


SUNY Oswego
Sheldon Hall
Oswego, NY 13126 United States
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