Russ Roberts

Innovation Leadership Council, Innovation Policy and SR&ED · Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATAAlliance)

29 years of experience with Canada’s SR&ED Tax Incentive Program, from the perspective of both the public and private sectors

Change Management Entrepreneurship SR&ED Tax Credits Management Consulting

Christopher McKinney

Associate Vice-President, Office of Innovation Commercialization · Augusta University

Dr. Christopher McKinney specializes in marketing and commercializing innovative new technologies.

Business Management Innovation Commercialization Entrepreneurship

Jad Yaghi

Vice President of Engineering · INTERSECT

Jad has mastered the art of failing – knowing when to fail and how to do so quickly – while learning.

Market Research Business Development Competitive Analysis Entrepreneurship Strategy

Thara Pillai

Director - Alumni Programs and Engagement · Harvard Innovation Labs

Thara Pillai is a marketing and business development professional who mentors and advises companies and entrepreneurs.

Brand Management Start-Ups Entrepreneurship Strategy Social Media

Lew Lim

Founder and CEO · VieLight

Lew Lim is the founder and CEO of VieLight

Medical Devices Phototherapy Start-Ups Corporate Planning Entrepreneurship

Deborah Cullinan

Chief Executive Officer · YBCA

Deborah is a leading advocate on the pivotal role artists & cultural organizations play in shaping our social & political landscape.

Nonprofit Management Civic Engagement COVID Recovery Unemployment Philanthropy

Siri Terjesen, Ph.D.

Professor & Associate Dean for Research and External Relations at FAU Business · Florida Atlantic University

Siri Terjesen is an expert in entrepreneurship, corporate governance, and strategy.

Philanthropy Corporate Governance Strategic Management Entrepreneurship Higher Education

Klaas Baks

Professor in the Practice of Finance; Executive Director, Center for Alternative Investments · Emory University, Goizueta Business School

Alternative Investments Private Equity Entrepreneurship Investment Banking Business Valuation

Ben Casnocha

Entrepreneur & Author

Award-Winning Entrepreneur and #1 NYT Bestselling Author

Small Business Entrepreneurship Careers

Jennifer Polk

Coach & Entrepreneur · From PhD to Life / Beyond the Professoriate / Self-Employed PhD

Life and Career Coaching for Graduate Students and PhDs / Professional Development for Nonfaculty Careers / Online Community Builder

Phd Careers Graduate Education Career Transition Self-Employment Life Coaching

Sean Ahrens

Co-founder, Designer, Developer · Crohnology

Patient, Entrepreneur, Software Designer & Developer

Patient-Centered Health Quantied Self Self Tracking Entrepreneurship Patient Communities

Kristel Manes

Mentor | CBASE · Innovation Guelph

A master networker, Kristel connects IG's dots to the people, programs and events that help us and our clients grow.

Business Planning Entrepreneurship Program Management Executive Management Sales Management

Paige Cahill

Regional Development Director · Constant Contact, Inc.

Educational Marketing Director - AR, KS, MO, and NE

Entrepreneurship Customer Engagement Email Marketing Nonprofits Social Media Marketing

Chris Ducker

Founder & CEO · Virtual Staff Finder

Entertaining and knowledgable International speaker on the subjects of Outsourcing, Virtual Staffing, New Media and Entrepreneurship

Outsourcing Entrepreneurship New Business

Cynthia Schames

Founder · AbbeyPost

Woman, Entrepreneur, Wife & Mom, Thinker, Challenger, Lover of Laughter.

Business Development Entrepreneurship Working Mom Women Led Startups Sales

Shari Hughson

Director, Master of Entrepreneurship & Innovation · Smith School of Business, Queen's University

Entrepreneur, Corporate & Social Innovator, Passionate about sustainable wellness for people & the planet.

Sustainable Lifestyles Adventure Travel Entrepreneurship Innovation Senior Aging At Home

Sona Gala, J.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor of Marketing and Business Law, College of Business Administration · Loyola Marymount University

Business Law Entrepreneurship Law Small Business

Pedro Sarmento

Head of Product · PriOps

Unlocking data for Innovation

Entrepreneurship Strategic Planning Masterplanning

Don Duval

Chief Executive Officer · NORCAT

Experienced, dynamic, and engaging speaker on an array of topics related to innovation, commercialization, and entrepreneurship

Turnaround Strategies Entrepreneurship Academic Research Commercialization

Mark Newhall

Managing Director · IdealWave Solutions

Mark is a connector, investor, recruiter, and advisor to business leaders who helps entrepreneurs accelerate the growth of their businesses.

Digital Media Industries Business Investment Emerging Technologies Entrepreneurship Mobile Industries