Leadership Roundtable


Pre-Conference Intensive Session
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Increase your incubator knowledge, register for the Leadership Roundtable: The Startup Heartbeat of Your Innovation Hub. Leaders in our industry will share the latest in services and programming, raising capital, mentorship, plus so much more. Discussion will cover business development from commercializing IP to developing your pipeline and how to capitalize on strategic initiatives such as the NSF Innovation Corps (I-Corps). 70%+ of innovation districts are anchored by university incubators so it’s time to learn how to maximize this innovation factory! Morph incubation into the pulse of your community of innovation!

Senior-level research park leaders are encouraged to attend this session where we will discuss the hot topics, trends and challenges at the forefront of research parks today.


Charles D’Agostino, MBA, President, AURP; Executive Director, LSU Innovation Park, Louisiana State University; Executive Director, Louisiana Business & Technology Center (Moderator)

Laura A. FrerichsDirector, Research Park and Economic Development, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (invited)

Wendy Kennedy, President & Founder, WKI - wendykennedy.com inc.

Steve Konsek, Program Director, SBIR/STTR, Division of Industrial Innovation and Partnerships, National Science Foundation

Paul Moses, Director, Business & Economic Development, Purdue Research Foundation


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