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Thursday Morning


Pre Conference Workshop 1 -Building, Launching and Growing Successful Tech Ventures at Tampa Bay WaVE

Thursday, January 22 - 8:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.

Presenter

Mary Jo Jackson, The University of Tampa

 

Location
Tampa Bay WaVE (http://www.tampabaywave.org/)

Transportation
Bus (Departs from hotel lobby at 8:00 am and returns to hotel at 11:00 am)

Description

Join us as we visit and hear from the leaders of Tampa Bay WaVE, a local nonprofit supporting over 150 technology ventures. The nonprofit is a true "by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs” organization and you will explore how they focus on connecting entrepreneurs with everything they need to build, launch, and grow successful tech ventures.

 


Pre Conference Workshop 2 - Experiential Course Module: Web-Based Entrepreneurship

Thursday, January 22 - 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Presenter
David Rahn, California State University - Chico

Location
Downtown Tampa Hilton

Description
Help get your students launched online. In this workshop, targeting non-technical users, you will receive guidance on using popular, readily available, free and low cost tools to develop a web site and marketing content, coordinate social media, and manage ongoing customer development. As you learn these project support tools you will be able to provide students with the knowledge to enable them to execute a lean launch, drive customer interest for the customer development process, and rapidly test and iterate on a business model.


Pre Conference Workshop 3 - Assessment for Assuring Impact

Thursday, January 22 - 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Presenters
Alex DeNoble, San Diego State University; Rebecca White, The University of Tampa; Alex Bruton, The Innographer Ltd.

Location
Downtown Tampa Hilton

Description
In this workshop, you will participate in an interactive discussion regarding the role effective assessment has in entrepreneurships’ new curricula of specialty courses, case experiences, and experiential exercises.  How can programs design effective tools and protocols that allow us to measure progress and close the loop through meaningful program improvement?  Join us and be a part of the continuing dialog on how these practices impact the next generation of learners and our pedagogical innovations. 


Thursday Afternoon

Pre Conference Workshop 4 - Microfinance: Teach It!

Thursday, January 22 - 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Presenters
Michelle Black, University of Technology, Jamaica; Craig Watters, Oklahoma State University

 

Location
Downtown Tampa Hilton

Description
In this workshop, you will have the opportunity to explore the teaching of microfinance and gain a deeper understanding of its concepts and the ongoing developments and innovations in the field. Join in the interactive discussion of teaching approaches and take home an array of teaching tools and specific examples that will help you develop or modify your own microfinance course or module.


Pre Conference Workshop 5 - Creating Real Entrepreneurial Actions through Education at The University of Tampa

Thursday, January 22 - 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Presenters
Rebecca White, The University of Tampa; Dean Koutroumanis, The University of Tampa

Location
The University of Tampa

 

Transportation

Bus (Departs from hotel lobby at 1:00 pm and returns to hotel at 4:00 pm)

Description
In this learning journey, you will visit the John H. Sykes College of Business at The University of Tampa and discover how the Entrepreneurship Center uses a unique combination of classroom study and applied learning to teach skills that are critical for today’s entrepreneur. Hear from faculty and students about the Creating Real Entrepreneurial Actions Through Education (CREATE) Business Idea Pitch program, the Main Street Speaker series, Pitch Sykes, the Spartan Accelerator and other program elements of the 2014 winner of USASBE’s Emerging Entrepreneurship Program.


Pre Conference Workshop 6 - Using Technology in the Entrepreneurship Classroom

Thursday, January 22 - 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Presenters
Elissa Grossman, University of Southern California; Tawnya Means, University of Florida

 

Location
Downtown Tampa Hilton

Description

In this workshop you will experience a highly interactive, fun, and hands-on opportunity to test drive a variety of easy-to-use technology tools for enhanced teaching effectiveness. Discover a multitude of technology-based options for education ranging from 5-minute insta-polling to multi-class simulations as you develop a personalized implementation plan for at least one activity specific to your class. All participants are encouraged to bring their laptop or tablet to participate fully in the workshop.

 


 

Pre Conference Workshop 7 - Hear from the Editors: Getting Family Business Research Published in Entrepreneurship Journals

Thursday, January 22 - 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Presenters
J. Kevin McCurren, Grand Valley State University; Clay Dibrell, University of Mississippi; Kimberly Eddleston, Northeastern University; Don O Neubaum, Oregon State University, Editor ET&P; Claire Seaman, Queen Margaret University; Ritch L. Sorenson, University of St. Thomas

 

Location
Downtown Tampa Hilton

Description
This interactive question and answer session will focus on tips and lessons for getting your work published in entrepreneurship and family business journals.  The panel will include authors who have multiple publications and editors from the primary entrepreneurship (e.g., ETP, JBV) and family business (e.g., FBR, JFBM, JFBS) journals. Additionally, new trends in family business research will be presented, with a discussion on the potential use of these trends for future family business research studies.

 


Thursday All Day

 


Pre Conference Workshop 8 - Entrepreneurship in the Arts

Thursday, January 22 - 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Presenters
Megan Matthews, University of Wisconsin - Whitewater; Jim Hart, Southern Methodist University

Location
Downtown Tampa Hilton

Description

Engage in an interactive discussion of the various teaching strategies for arts entrepreneurship. Receive practical and insightful suggestions on how case studies and experiential learning can enhance classroom learning while sharing some of the challenges facing developing arts entrepreneurship programs.

 

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