Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition and Conference

Conference Agenda

2017 Milken-Penn GSE 

Education Business Plan Competition and Conference


Tuesday April 25th

Location: Houston Hall @ The University of Pennsylvania
3417 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

 

Tuesday, April 25th

Start Time

End Time

Session

7:30am

8:00am

Registration & Breakfast

8:00am

8:15am

Opening Remarks: Bobbi Kurshan, Penn GSE; Pam Grossman, Penn GSE; Gregory Milken, Milken Family Foundation; Katrina Stevens (Education Consultant, MC)

8:15am

9:00am

“Where Are They Now?” Past EBPC winners and finalists discuss their entrepreneurial journeys and progress since taking part in the competition.

Moderated by John Campbell, Cambium Learning.

  • Cecilia Foxworthy, Torus Teens
  • Makeda Ricketts, PinkThink
  • Zak Ringelstein, PowerToPublic
  • Melissa Schipke, Tassl

9:00am

9:55am

Venture Finalist Presentations, Session 1: Each Finalist will have 5 minutes to present their venture to the audience followed by 8 minutes of Q&A from the Final Judging Panel.

Presentations: Awear Technologies, PortableCloud, Alchemie Solutions, Sown To Grow

Final Judging Panel: Geeta Aneja, iTutorGroup; Wallace Boston, APUS; Mark Claypool, ChanceLight; David Cumberbatch, Apogee Equity Partners; Brad Lindaas, ACT; Gregory Milken, Milken Family Foundation; Archna Sahay, City of Philadelphia

9:55am

10:05am

Break

10:05am

11:05am

Venture Finalist Presentations, Session 2

Presentations: ImpactEd, CommonLit, Caribu, Lovoco

11:05am

12:00pm

Venture Finalist Presentations, Session 3

Presentations: GraphLock, SPEAK MODalities, dot Learn

12:00pm

1:00pm

Lunch

1:00pm

1:45pm

Keynote Address: Angela Duckworth, Character Lab

True Grit
Who succeeds in life and what lessons can we learn from them? Psychologist, professor, and MacArthur Fellow Angela Duckworth reviews her research on grit, the tendency to pursue long-term goals with perseverance and passion. Angela shows how grit and talent are entirely different, and she explains why grit predicts achievement in challenging situations, including the National Spelling Bee, West Point Military Academy, urban teaching, and sales. She reveals the beliefs, strategies, and habits that make gritty individuals so special. Finally, she provides specific recommendations about how to cultivate grit in yourself and in others.

1:45pm

2:05pm

Dean’s Remarks: Pam Grossman, Dean of the Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania

The Future of Education in the Age of Uber
Dean Grossman will look at current trends around teaching and learning within schools and the re-emergence of more innovative forms of teaching, as well as the challenges facing a profession that has steadily seen professional expertise erode and the need to attract and retain talent.

2:05pm

2:20pm

Q&A with Dean Grossman & Angela Duckworth
Moderated by Katrina Stevens

2:20pm

2:30pm

Break

2:30pm

3:30pm

“The Next Four Years of Education An interactive panel discussion. 

Moderated by Katrina Stevens

  • Mark Claypool, ChanceLight
  • Danielle Cohn, Comcast NBCUniversal
  • Archna Sahay, City of Philadelphia

3:30pm

4:00pm

Awards Ceremony

4:00pm

5:30pm

Cocktail Reception