Speakers

Ian Adams, Managing Director, Clean Energy Trust
Haley Allgood, Executive Director, Startup Junkie Foundation
Dan Berglund, President and CEO, SSTI
Donna Cassese, Government Affairs Consultant, Sappi North America
John Egan, Chief Investment Officer, Coastal Enterprises, Inc. (CEI)
Mike Flanagan, Vice President of Capital Programs, Ann Arbor SPARK; Managing Director, Michigan Angel Fund
John Hardin, Executive Director, North Carolina Board of Scinece, Technology & Innovation
Ellen Kahler, Executive Director, Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund
Faith Knutsen,
Director of Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Ohio University Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs
Stephanie Lezotte, Director of Strategic Research Initiatives and Outreach, Division of University Research, Rowan University
Kerri Malone, Manager of Community Engagement, Epicenter Memphis
Travis McCready, President & CEO, Massachusetts Life Sciences Center
Kelechi Okere, Global Sales Director, Pure, Elsevier
Kenneth E. Poole, CEO/President, CREC
Gina M. Raimondo, Governor, Rhode Island
Kelly Ramirez, CEO, Social Enterprise Greenhouse
David Robinson, External Affairs Director, Manufacturing Renaissance
Miriam Roure, Senior Program Director, URBAN-X
Andrew Schwab, President, First Flight Venture Center
Timothy F. Slaper, Co-Director and Research Director, Indiana Business Research Center
Paula Sorrell
Paula Sorrell, Director, Economic Growth Institute, University of Michigan
Jessica Taveau, Chief Brand Officer, Epicenter Memphis

Richard Adams, Director, Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center, NREL
Kevin Barquinero, Program Manager, Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer
Thomas Brostrøm, President, Ørsted North America; CEO, Ørsted U.S. Offshore Wind
Patrick J. Clemins, Manager, Cyberinfrastructure and Partnerships, Vermont EPSCoR
Adrian Esquivel, Deputy Director, Chicagoland Workforce Funders Alliance
Leslee Gilbert, Vice President, Van Scoyoc Associates
Daniel Harper, CEO & Founder, Siren Marine
Hope Hopkins, Program Director, MassChallenge Rhode Island

Steve Konsek, SBIR/STTR Program Director, NSF
Betsy Stubblefield Loucks, Communications and Business Development, Office of Industry Engagement & Commercial Venturing, Brown University
Julie Lenzer, Chief Innovation Officer, University of Maryland College Park
Ellen Marrison, Content Strategist, SSTI

Maria Meyers, Founder, SourceLink
Daniel Moses, Director, Oklahoma Catalyst Programs, University of Oklahoma
David Osborne, CEO, Virgin Pulse
Stefan Pryor, Secretary of Commerce, State of Rhode Island
Elliot Reed, Executive Director for the Institute for Innovation, Commercialization, and Economic Development, Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED)
Marty Romitti, Senior Vice President for Research and Technical Assistance, CREC
Brittany Sickler, Senior Innovation Policy Advisor, SBIR/STTR, Office of Investment and Innovation, U.S. Small Business Administration
Christine Smith, Managing Director of Innovation, Rhode Island Commerce Corporation
Lisë Stewart, Principal-in-Charge, EisnerAmper Center for Family Business
Alade Tokuta, Professor of Computer Science, NCCU
Rebecca Webber, General Manager, CIC Providence