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Agenda

President's Statewide Summit on Entrepreneurship
November 14, 2013

7:30AM Registration

8:00–8:30AM Breakfast Buffet
NACCE Entrepreneurial Leadership Fellow and Host College Leadership

8:30–8:45AM Welcome and Opening Remarks
Chris Bustamente - President, Rio Salado College
Dr. Shari Olson - President, South Mountain Community College
Dr. Maria Harper-Marinick - Executive Vice-Chancellor & Provost, Maricopa County Community College District

8:45–9:45AM Keynote
Why Community Colleges Must Play a Significant Role in Entrepreneurship in the Next Decade & The Role of Community Colleges in Becoming Entrepreneurial Themselves
Speakers:
Heather Van Sickle- President & CEO, NACCE
Tim Mittan - Associate Director of the LA Regional SBDC Network Lead, Long Beach City College
Tim Putnam - Associate Director at NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center; Community Outreach Fellow at NACCE


9:45–10:00AM Break

10:00–11:00AM Panel Discussion: Thinking Like An Entrepreneur. Building Creative Programs and Support for Small Business Entrepreneurship.
Define needs of the fledgling entrepreneur; how best to provide the necessary curriculum and resources to help those businesses achieve their goals.
Facilitator: Otis White - Business Faculty Chair
Panel Members:
Jasper Welch - President & CEO, National Business Incubation Association
Alan Stephens - State Director USDA Economic Development
Bennett Curry - Vice President Business Attraction, Arizona Commerce Authority
Tim Putnam - Associate Director at NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center; Community Outreach Fellow at NACCE

11:00AM–12:00PM Panel Discussion: Attracting and Connecting Entrepreneurs
How to Attract Entrepreneurs and Business Owners to the Entrepreneurship Program and Connect with the Economic Community
Facilitator: Dr. Shari Olson - President, South Mountain Community College
Panel Members:
Bruce McHenry - South Mountain Community College Director of the Community Entrepreneurship Center
Tim Mittan - Associate Director of the LA Regional SBDC Network Lead, Long Beach City College
Randall Kimmens - Maricopa Community Colleges Associate Vice Chancellor of Business and Workforce Development
Greg Strzelcyk - Cloud Technology Analyst, SavvisCloud

12:00–12:15PM Break

12:15–1:30PM Luncheon
Business Development: How the SBDC Can Help the New and Existing Entrepreneur
Speaker:
Janice Washington - State Director of the Arizona Small Business Development Center

  • Entrepreneurs will be in attendance to Engage Attendees in Question and Answer Discussion

 

1:15–1:45PM Break

1:30–3:15PM Interactive Workshop- The Steps to Starting and Maintaining an Entrepreneurship Program at the Community College
The Importance of Community Support, Need for Funding Opportunities, Resource Availability and Program Development in Rural and Urban Environments.
Team Members:
Tim Putnam - Associate Director at NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center; Community Outreach Fellow at NACCE
John L. Stonecipher - President/CEO Guidance Aviation, LLC
Otis White - Business Faculty Chair, Rio Salado College

3:15–3:30PM Break

3:30–4:00PM Entrepreneurship and Small Business Retention and Growth Are Critical to Arizona's Economic Future
Brian Sherman - Senior Vice-President Business Development, The Arizona Commerce Authority

4:00–4:15PM Wrap Up/Project Follow-Up (White/Crusa)

4:15–4:30PM Break - Assemble at Conference Center Entrance

4:30–5:00PM Travel to GateWay Community College Incubator

5:00–7:00PM President's Reception- Buffet Dinner/Facility Tour
Welcome:
Jeff Saville – CEI Executive Director
Remarks:
Jasper Welch - President & CEO, National Business Incubation Association
Steven Gonzales - President, GateWay Community College

7:00PM Return to Rio Salado Conference Center

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