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#NACCE2015 Preconferences: FabLabs, Maker Spaces, Incubators & More!

Posted By Leah Deppert, Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, July 29, 2015



Have you registered yet for our #NACCE2015 preconferences? These solution-oriented professional development workshops were co-created with our members. Roll up your sleeves, participate in best practice dialogues and work on action plans with a community working on the same issues on their campus. Leave ready to implement with a new found community within the NACCE Nation. Register for them today!


Saturday Preconference


9 AM-5:30 PM
Launch Startups, Generate Revenue and Support Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners with the E-seed Entrepreneurship Training Series:
In this interactive, how-to session with Amy Pietsch, Director at Fox Valley Technical College (FVTC) Venture Center, you will learn how to use the E-seed™ Entrepreneur Training Series to drive economic development in your service area, via entrepreneur and small business startups and expansions, while generating revenue for your program. FVTC launched this program in 2000 and it has resulted in hundreds of business launches, millions of dollars of investment and thousands of jobs created!


Sunday Preconferences


9 AM-12 PM

Supersize Your External Partner Relationship Skills: How do you map your community partners, determine who to collaborate with and then get them to partner? John Liddy, Director at Student Sandbox, will provide process and tools that can be applied at any college campus.


How to Help Businesses After They Launch: Putting Plans Into Action: There is an art to creating businesses and growing entrepreneurs. Many times business coaches concentrate only on the business and not the entrepreneur. Tim Mittan, Associate Director at the Los Angeles Regional SBDC Network,will show attendees the main focus for success in most businesses is the development of the entrepreneur as a person along with the business. Listen to our webinar with Tim for a sneak peak here!

How to Open an Incubator on Your Campus and Maximize Revenue: Community colleges are interested in expanding their entrepreneurial services. Incubators and co-working spaces attract different community members to campus. Susie Pulido, VP of Business Development at Maricopa Corporate College, will help attendees understand what is required to launch and grow a successful incubator.


                                      CEI & Maricopa Corporate College  


1-4 PM

Effectuation 2.0 - An Application Based Experiential Learning Day:

Christine Mollenkopf-Pigsley, Small Business Consultant,& Sara Whiffen, Principal at Insights Ignited, will provide a review of effectuation and how to apply it to common challenges on campus such as student success, completion and enrollment management. The bulk of the time spent with attendees will be facilitating solutions for those problems.


How to Create a Space for Entrepreneurship: Maker spaces and FabLabs: Maker Spaces and Fab Labs are creative spaces for makers, tinkerers and entrepreneurs. They are used by the community for a range of activities from knitting, to fabricating to prototypes. Community colleges are opening these spaces to spark imagination and innovation at their institutions. A panel of veterans (Greg Herker, Jim Janisse, David Richardson, Susan Thompson, Matthew Wade)will share the planning framework and best practices for implementing a maker space or fab lab. Attendees will acquire the understanding and resources to successfully launch a creative space while becoming part of a community of practice when they return to campus.


Register here


Please note: If you have already registered for the conference and you would like to add a preconference, please call the office at 413-306-3131 x302 to update your registration.

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