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Wednesday, October 3 • 9:30am - 10:45am
University Track | The University’s Role in Entrepreneurial Ecosystems (UT, Rowling Hall)

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How do early-stage startups benefit from universities as an active partner in the regional startup ecosystem? How are these ecosystems built out on college campuses? Hear from top innovation leaders from Austin institutes. 

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Ashley Jennings

Program Manager, Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship, Growth, and Renewal, The University of Texas at Austin

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David Altounian

Interim Dean, The Bill Munday School of Business and MBA Program Director at St.Edward\'s University
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Dr. Hector Gomez Macfarland

Director of the Center of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Huston-Tillotson University
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Bob Metcalfe

Inventor of the Ethernet, IEEE-HKN Eminent Member
IEEE-HKN Eminent Member Robert M. Metcalfe was born in April 1946 in Brooklyn, New York. He received a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from MIT, and a B.S. degree from the MIT Sloan School of Management in 1969. He received an M.S. degree in Applied Mathematics from Harvard... Read More →
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Kristin C. Spindler

Director, IncubatorCTX and Business Faculty, Concordia University Texas
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Melissa Taylor

Assistant Dean, University of Texas at Austin
Dr. Melissa Taylor serves as Assistant Dean for Strategy and Planning in the College of Natural Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin. She is responsible for strategic planning, innovation, and change management across one of the largest science colleges in the nation. Over... Read More →

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Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship

Program Manager, The University of Texas at Austin
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The UT Master of Science in Technology Commercialization (MSTC) Program

The UT Master of Science in Technology Commercialization (MSTC) Program is a business degree out of Texas McCombs that teaches its students how to bring new technology products to market. They evaluate real-world technologies for commercial viability and learn the steps necessary... Read More →