Startup Week Louisville 2021 Startup Week Louisville 2021

Thursday, September 23, 2021

- EDT
University Innovation, Funding Technologies, & Paying It Forward For Future Founders
Bryce Butler
Bryce Butler
Access Ventures, Managing Director
Landon Young
Landon Young
Elevate Ventures, Executive Director of University Initiatives
Ian McClure
Ian McClure
University of Kentucky, Associate Vice President for Research, Innovation and Economic Impact; Exec. Director, UK Innovate
Natalia Bishop
Natalia Bishop
University of Louisville, Director of Innovation & Entrepreneurship
- EDT
You Are Never Too Young To Start
Natalia Bishop
Natalia Bishop
University of Louisville, Director of Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Natasha Sams
Natasha Sams
Governor's School for Entrepreneurs at KEENStart, Executive Director
Malcolm Muhammad
Malcolm Muhammad
Project G.E.L.
Ricky Mason
Ricky Mason
BrainSTEM University, CEO
Mary Taylor
Mary Taylor
Kentucky Department of Education’s Office of Career and Technical Education, Training and Development Specialist

Diverse Paths for Youth Entrepreneurship Youth populations are expected to rise considerably in the coming decades. Challenges such as rising urbanization rates, technological changes, migration, and trade will impact labor markets around the world. Technology will bring significant changes to the labor market. Some estimate that 65 percent of school children will work in jobs that do not exist today. Moreover, technology is already affecting the skills requirements of most occupations. Many young people will decide to become entrepreneurs – and they will need financial resources, mentorship and connections, access to technology, and a set of skills in order to succeed. We need to lay the groundwork for this now. This panel will feature speakers working to support young entrepreneurs in Louisville. The panel will focus on the entrepreneurship experiences youth are having in our community today and identify some of the main challenges and opportunities to become an entrepreneur as a youth, how technology has impacted entrepreneurship, and what support is required to enable youth to solve social problems in their communities around the world.

- EDT
Truly Impactful Solutions: The Impact Gap Canvas
Natalia Bishop
Natalia Bishop
University of Louisville, Director of Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Emily Stuhldreher
Emily Stuhldreher
GiveBackHack, HQ Staff

The age-old story of social innovation is plagued by the idea of a well-intentioned person trying to solve a social problem they have never experienced and not only failing but harming the people they were hoping to help. In this hands-on interactive workshop, you'll gain an understanding of how to approach social innovation for truly impactful solutions. This workshop will also cover why we need to spend more time apprenticing with the problem rather than trying to be founders.