Ridgewater College Summit
MinnWest Technology Campus
1700 Technology Drive NE #101 Willmar, MN
Friday, June 7, 2013
Early Bird Price (Closed May 12, 2013)
Non-Member Price: $279
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Goal: To bring together students, staff, faculty and leadership from MnSCU
community colleges interested in advancing entrepreneurship with regional
entrepreneurs to build and create the connections necessary to strengthen and
improve entrepreneurship opportunities for students across Minnesota.
– 9:00 am Registration / Continental
– 9:00 am Presidential Meet-up
(MnSCU Presidents and Representatives)
– 9-:20 am Welcome & Opening
Remarks - Dr. Allen
– 9:25 am Welcome and Call to
Action - Karen-Michelle Mirko, NACCE
– 9:55 am Morning Keynote –
Students and the Campus in Entrepreneurship
Doan Winkel is an Assistant
Professor of Entrepreneurship at Illinois State University in Normal, IL where
he teaches ideation and business modeling. Doan is also the Associate Director
of Programs at The George R. and Martha Means Center for Entrepreneurial
Studies at Illinois State, overseeing all campus wide entrepreneurship program
development and implementation. Doan is also NACCE Entrepreneurial Fellow.
He believes that students
can do anything, and that faculty and administrators need to work harder to
provide the motivation for students to engage in their educational experience.
Everything he does, in the classroom, and with any program he develops, focuses
on engaging the students in some sort of experiential exercise that mimics the
reality of entrepreneurship. He is the founder of The Entrepreneurship
Education Project, the co-founder of the USASBE Launch! student business model
competition, and a co-founder of three early stage startups.
– 10:00 am Q&A
– 10:15 am Break
– 11:00 am Panel One: Inspiring and
Mentoring the Entrepreneurial Spirit on the College Campus
Ronald Thomas, Dakota County Technical College, MinnWest Technology Campus Entrepreneur
Representative (to be determined), NACCE Curriculum and Training Fellow, Christine Mollenkopf-Pigsley, and NACCE Community Outreach Fellow, Tim Putnam will
discuss the foundation and future of mentoring the entrepreneurial spirit.
– 12:00 pm NACCE-led Workshop - The Five Steps to Creating an Entrepreneurial Community
this workshop, the NACCE team will guide participants through the five action
steps of the Presidents for Entrepreneurship Pledge, a proven methodology for
creating an entrepreneurial mindset within the community college and leveraging
this mindset to stimulate innovation and job creation in the communities served
by the college.
12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 – 2:00 pm Panel Two: Financing
the Small Business - Resources and Opportunities for Entrepreneurs
Presenters from local and regional financial and business
support institutions will delve into the challenges and opportunities facing
current and prospective entrepreneurs. These experts will cover all
aspects of small business financing, beginning with planning and identifying
financial resources to growing and expanding a small business.
2:00 – 3:00
Three: Examples of Correlations and
Pathways Between MnSCU Entrepreneur Programs and Entrepreneur Experiences
and students will discuss the pathways between college experiences and entrepreneur
experiences. This workshop will highlight both strengths and opportunities to
further develop partnerships between MnSCU institutions and entrepreneurs.
– 4:00 pm NACCE-led Workshop –
this highly interactive workshop, facilitators will assist participants in
identifying and mapping campus resources (personnel, entrepreneurship
champions, physical space, programs, etc.) as well as community resources
(local businesses and organizations, funders, facilities, existing community
programs, etc.) that are essential in building a sustainable entrepreneurship
ecosystem that supports the mission of the community college and the economy of
the community it serves.
4:00 – 5:00 pm Network-Building Event (Hors
d’oeuvres, Regional Entrepreneur Displays, Meet