The Deshpande Symposium is an annual gathering of like-minded professionals focused on accelerating innovation and entrepreneurship within higher education institutions and through partnerships with private, public and non-profit organizations. We are excited to be gathering in person in Cleveland, where we will learn best practices for developing entrepreneurial ecosystems. Also, the importance that diversity, equity and inclusion plays in their success.
The Symposium offers over 28 panel discussions and draws hundreds of faculty, administrators, students and business people. Individuals will discuss an array of topics, including innovative entrepreneurship curricula, research commercialization, startups and emerging trends.
It is an honor for us at ELI to be part of an impressive lineup of sponsors this year!
After the event, the Deshpande Foundation and the University of Massachusetts Lowell will deepen collaboration with VentureWell, a national non-profit organization on a mission to cultivate a pipeline of inventors, innovators, and entrepreneurs driven to solve the world’s biggest challenges and to create lasting impact. VentureWell’s stewardship of the Deshpande Symposium will ensure its continuing success in years to come.