EforAll Summit 2018: Entrepreneurial Ecosystems


35 Warren Street
Lowell, MA
United States

Thursday, 15 November 2018 - 8:00am

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EforAll's annual Summit is an interactive, full-day convening designed for individuals and organizations interested in learning how to build thriving entrepreneurial ecosystems in their commuinty, and desiring to walk away with an in-depth understanding of what it takes to get there.

You will spend the day learning from and interacting with New England’s leading entrepreneurs, funders, city officials, and government leaders through workshops, panels and discussions.

Panelists and Faciliators for the day are drawn from New England’s private, public, and non-profit sectors, funders, as well as government and city leaders, including members of:

Interise, Mass Growth Capital Corp., Worcester Clean Tech Incubator, Greentown Labs, LaunchVT, GoDaddy, Mass Innovation Nights, Merrimack Valley Small Business Center, The Immigrant Learning Center, Impact Hub Boston, UMass Lowell Innovation Hub, Common Capital, Lawrence Partnership, Social Enterprise Greenhouse and many more!

7:30 – 8:30 am Registration
8:15 – 8:35 am Welcome - David Parker, EforAll CEO
8:35-9:35 am Panel Discussions
The Pathway to Building Successful Entrepreneurial Ecosystems (City Leaders)
Facilitator: David Parker - EforAll
Stacy Cline - GoDaddy
Damon Cox - Commonwealth of MA
Larry Andrews - Mass Growth Capital Corp.

Maximizing the Entrepreneurial Experience (Entrepreneur Programs)
Facilitator: Shelley Cardoos - EforAll
John Antonucci - Launch VT
Tessa Murphy - Romboletti, SPARK EforAll Holyoke
Travis Bragg - Qwerkal

Leveraging Your Ecosystem (Entrepreneurs and Students)
Facilitator: Andy Vargas - EforAll
Luis Gonsalves - Juice’d Cafe
Dawn Cordeiro - Holyoke Hummus
Jon Huang - The Savory Cater

9:45-10:45 am Morning Keynote - Black Thought, The Roots

11:00-12:00 pm Ecosystem Interactive Session
12:00-12:45 pm Fireside chat with Bill Cummings and Desh Deshpande 
12:45-1:45 pm Lunch
1:45-3:00 pm Panel Discussion

The Role of Government in Fostering Entrepreneurial Ecosystems (City Leaders)
Facilitator: Theresa Park - City of Lawrence
Noah Koretz - MassDevelopment
Frank Carvalho - Mill Cities Community Investments
Betsy Cowan - Metropolitan Area Planning Council
Sarah Meier-Zimbler, Development Specialist for the City of Holyoke

Spreading the Word: How to Reach Entrepreneurs (Entrepreneur Programs)
Facilitator: Derek Mitchell - Lawrence Partnership
Laura Scarlett - Tavares, Interise
Janin Duran - EparaTodos - Lawrence
Kofi Callender - Smarter in the City 
Glynn Lloyd - Business Equity Initiative at Eastern Bank

The Art of Pitching (Entrepreneurs and Students)
Todd Fry - Leadership and Presentation Skills Coach
Anne Estabrook - Managing Director at Golden Seeds

3:15 - 4:00 pm Fireside Chat with Brandale Randolph, 1854 Cycling Co. and Shelley Cardoos, EforAll

4:00 - 4:30 pm Closing Activity: The Work Ahead

Thank you to our Sponsors: Northwestern Mutual, Mass Development, and Mass Growth Capital Corp.

For information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact Christa Brown at christa@eforall.org

Please note: By attending this event, you agree to be photographed and/or filmed and give permission to use your likeness in promotional and/or marketing materials.