A Conference on Entrepreneurship, Civic Engagement and Innovative Programming

February 23, 2019

The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School will present a conference on entrepreneurship, civic engagement, and innovative programming with the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) on Saturday, February 23, 2019. Speakers and panelists will feature three sub-topics: (1) localism and incubation; (2) inclusiveness and social impact; and (3) innovative programming (e.g., curricula, experiential learning, and authentic learning).

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Join faculty co-hosts Jim Liew, Lindsay Thompson, Brandon Chicotsky, and Supriya Munshaw — along with planning committee members Jaana Myllyluoma, Griff Hall, and Alexandra Klaren — for interactive sessions that will cover various topics related to entrepreneurship programming, course design, social impact investing, and authentic learning. The faculty co-hosts and planning committee welcome USASBE’s board members and general membership, along with all interested registrants.

This gathering is part of USASBE’s LOCAL series that connect industry and academia, as well as relevant stakeholders in the public sector and investor communities. Private sector participants include venture capital, angel networks, corporate venture funds, and leaders actively involved in accelerating and incubating early-stage ventures.


Programming will begin at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at 5:30 p.m. on February 23. The event will take place at the Carey Business School’s Harbor East campus in the Legg Mason Tower in Baltimore, Maryland. Sessions will include engaging curriculum demonstrations, education technology showcases, interactive panels, ideas on new venture programming, and industry trends related to venture funding and incubation for student enterprise. The registration fee is $95, with lunch and refreshments provided.

For more information, contact lead organizer Dr. Brandon Chicotsky at chicotsky@jhu.edu

Thank you to our sponsors:

The United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship. 
Learn more about their membership.

JHU Innovation Factory


Schedule (tentative)

  • Check-in and Refreshments
    Information on USASBE and sponsorship partners provided to attendees.
  • Opening Plenary: Welcome from Johns Hopkins Carey Business School

    Acknowledgments from the Vice Dean of Education at the Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School, Professor Kevin Frick.
  • Opening panel discussion on: Localism and Innovation
    *How universities can contribute to propelling the entrepreneurial economy.
  • Speaker on the topic of:
    Inclusive and Entrepreneurship
    *The intersection of diversity and entrepreneurship, and the role of universities in intentional programming.
  • Panel on Localism and Engagement
    *A discussion led by Dr. Lindsay Thompson (Associate Professor at JHU Carey) on the local impact of university programming involving civic projects, “city lab,” and strategic partnerships.
  • Lunch Break
    Lunch served in the Passano Lobby
  • Social Entrepreneurship
    *An exploration of impact-based enterprise and implementable pedagogical practices.
  • Panel on Emerging Technology and Innovative Programming
    *A discussion of the market’s impending makeup involving disrupting technology and how academic programming may advance enterprise and early-stage venture deals.
  • Speaker on Informing Curricula Through Incubation
    *A discussion of how early-stage enterprise and academia provide opportunities to inform curricula for the next generation of financiers and startup founders.
  • Closing by USASBE and JHU Carey personnel.