OHIO PATHWAYS TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Longaberger Alumni House
2200 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH 43210

8:30am - 3:00pm

8:30-9:00am Registration and networking breakfast
9:00am Welcome
Anil Makhija, Dean and John W. Berry Chair in Business, The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business
Timothy P. Keenan, CEO, Keenan & Associates; Co-Founder and Former CEO, High Performance Technologies

9:15-10:00am Shawn Springs, Founder and CEO, Windpact
Shawn will share his inspiring entrepreneurial journey as the founder and CEO of Windpact, an impact protection company developing safety technology to be used in sports, military and recreation equipment.

10:00-10:20am Networking break

10:20–11:15 am Student Pathways to Entrepreneurship
This interactive discussion will feature Wolstein Scholars, ICE Scholars, and other entrepreneurially-minded students who will share their experiences along the entrepreneurship continuum.

Facilitator: Dustin Byers – Wolstein Scholar Alumnus, Project Manager for The Buckeye Group, Principal at Loud Capital and Co-Founder of Hansya
Abhi Chakrabarti, Founder of Bentolingo and Linguavista; Fisher MBA Student, MBA Technology Entrepreneurship Track
Erin Halleran, Wolstein Scholar; Re-Entry Entrepreneurship Program Director; Senior, Fisher College of Business
Laura McLaughlin, Wolstein Scholar and Spring 2017 Best of Student Startups Winner; Senior, College of Nursing
Kai McKinney, Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship Scholar; First year industrial design major

11:15am – 11:50am Smart Columbus: Pathways to Opportunity
Jordan Davis, Director of Smart Cities, Columbus Partnership
Learn more about Smart Columbus’ innovative public and private partnerships and how the initiative is setting the path forward for entrepreneurship and economic opportunity in central Ohio.

11:50 – 1:00pm Lunch
Luncheon keynote, 12:30pm, featuring
Gene Smith, Senior Vice President & Wolfe Foundation Endowed Athletics Director, The Ohio State University
Learn more about how the Wolstein Leadership Academy equips student-athletes with the knowledge and skills necessary to emerge as leaders on and off the playing field.


1:00 – 2:00pm The Entrepreneurial Future of Ohio
A panel of experts from central Ohio’s thriving entrepreneurship community will discuss the future of entrepreneurship in Ohio, the Smart Cities initiative, and how these efforts will contribute to the growth of entrepreneurship in Ohio.
Moderator: Falon Donohue, CEO, Venture Ohio
Panelists:
Wayne Embree, Executive Vice President, Rev 1 Ventures
Rich Langdale, Partner at NCT Ventures
Cheryl Turnbull, Senior Director, Venture Capital and New Ventures, The Ohio State University Technology Commercialization Office

2:00 – 2:30pm Zeenia Kaul, Co-Founder, ReHeva Botanicals, Inc.
As a follow up to the company’s debut at the inaugural Wolstein Summit in 2016, Dr. Kaul will provide an update on ReHeva’s exciting progress in the past year.

2:30pm Closing Remarks: Paul Reeder, Executive Director, Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship