Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition and Conference

Conference Agenda

2018 MILKEN-PENN GSE

Education Business Plan Competition and Conference

 

Tuesday, May 1st
Location: Houston Hall @ University of Pennsylvania
3417 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Tuesday, May 1st

Start Time

End Time

Session

8:00am

9:00am

Registration & Breakfast

9:00am

9:15am

Opening Remarks

9:15am

9:45am

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

Moderated by Bobbi Kurshan, Innovation @ Penn GSE.

  • Oliver Wendt, Speak Modalities
  • Mallory Dyer, GraphLock
  • Shiv Rajendran, Totus Power

9:45am

11:00am

Venture Finalist Presentations, Session 1: Each Finalist will have 5 minutes to present their Venture to the audience followed by 6 minutes of Q&A from the Final Judging Panel.

 

Presentations: Debate It Forward, BlocksCAD, MentorPro, Unruly Studios, Poult Vault Academy

 

Final Judging Panel: Mark Claypool, ChanceLight Behavioral Health, Therapy, & Education; Michael Cosack, ImpactWise; Beth LaGuardia Cooper, American Public University System; Angela O'Sullivan, Navitas Ventures; Jason Young, MindBlown Labs & Milken Scholar 

11:00am

11:15am

Break

11:15am

12:30pm

Venture Finalist Presentations, Session 2

 

Presentations: Peerlift, ABAL Therapeutics, Curio Learning, 101, SignOn, MindRight

12:30pm

1:30pm

Lunch

1:30pm

2:15pm

Speaker: Stephen Heppell, Universidad Camilo José Cela, Madrid & Bournemouth University


Creating Education Innovations

Serving as a school teacher for more than a decade and then as a professor since 1989, Professor Stephen Heppell has worked and continues to work with learner-led projects, governments around the world, international agencies, Fortune 500 companies, schools and communities, his PhD students, and many influential trusts and organizations. Through a vast portfolio of effective large-scale projects in education, Stephen has established himself internationally as a recognized leader in the fields of learning, new media, and technology. 

2:15pm

2:30pm

Speaker: Michael Golden, Catalyst @ Penn GSE


Catalyzing Education Innovations

Dr. Michael Golden is a proven education leader committed to education reform. He brings expertise in the convergence of business, technology, and education as an implementer with experience in established, emergent, and public-sector environments. Dr. Golden is the Executive Director and Senior Fellow at University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education establishing and leading a center for innovation in education called Catalyst @ Penn GSE.

2:30pm

3:15pm

Speaker: Vicki Phillips, Educurious


Making Education Innovations Stick

With a rich, diverse background including stints as a director at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, a school district superintendent, a state chief of basic and higher education, and a teacher, Dr. Vicki Phillips brings a passion for driving engagement and professional learning for practitioners and leaders through which teaching and learning can thrive. 

3:15pm

3:45pm

Awards Ceremony

3:45pm

5:15pm

Cocktail Reception