Special Guest(s):
Dr. Samantha Steidle, ESO Ventures
Ben Wanzo, ESO Ventures
Alfredo Mathew, ESO Ventures

Lisa Kiplinger-Kennedy and Xavier Nazario, Regional Directors

Description: Innovation is a key component to economic growth and recovery. Community colleges are well-positioned to offer transformative education to encourage creativity, design thinking, and invention through entrepreneurial courses, makerspaces, and business incubators. By building an expansive ecosystem with education, workforce, business development agencies, industry partners, NACCE, and community leaders, this collaborative effort provides a synergistic solution on the road to recovery.