Wednesday October 23, 2019 - 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM - Jumpstart Higher Education Collaboration Council Celebration

Celebrating A Decade of Education 
The Burton D. Morgan Foundation and Jumpstart celebrate a decade of collaborative learning and entrepreneurial ecosystem building through the Jumpstart Higher Education Collaboration Council (JSHECC) and reception. The Morgan Scout Fund Changemaker Grant Awards are to be announced.
Keynote: The Unlikely Teacher, Tim Clue, Educational Speaker and Comedian
Location: Jumpstart, 6701 Carnegie Avenue
Times: 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 8:30 AM to 6:30 PM - Symposium - Third Floor, Student Center
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM

Registration and Breakfast

9:30 AM to 10:00 AM

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Colette Hart, Senior Director, Centers for Outreach and Engagement, Monte Ahuja College of Business
Dr. Sanjay Putrevu, Dean, Monte Ahuja College of Business
Dr. Jianping Zhu, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Cleveland State University
Tony Asher, Chairman, Weston Inc.
Elias Abou-Fadel, Member of the ACIE Advisory Board, Board of Trustees Member at Holy Spirit University of Kaslik, Managing Partner at BD Consult

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Introduction of Keynote: 
Dave Fornari, Retired Partner, Deloitte, Executive in Residence and Chair of the Monte Ahuja College of Business Visiting Committee

Dr. Ned HillProfessor of Public Affairs, John Glenn College of Public Affairs, Ohio State University, Non-resident Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institute
Product Portfolios and the Devil's Bargain: Entrepreneurship and Regional Economic Development

11:00 AM to 11:15 AM Break
11:15 AM to 12:30 PM

Panel Discussion:
Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Dreamers, Makers and Doers

Cathy Belk, President, Jumpstart


Cal Al-Dhubaib, Chief Data Scientist and Partner, Pandata LLC
Ed Buchholz, Founder and Managing Director, StartInCLE
Deborah Hoover, President and CEO, Burton D. Morgan Foundation
Michal Soclof, Principal Matrix Equities and Executive Committee Member, North Coast Angel Fund
Doug Weintraub, Chief Executive Officer, Bounce Innovation Hub

12:30 PM to 1:45 PM Lunch and Panel Discussion: 
Corporate Innovators

Baiju Shah, Managing Director, Accelevate Ventures and Senior Fellow for Innovation, Cleveland Foundation

Martin O'Toole, Vice President, Strategic Projects, GOJO Industries, Inc.
Luiz Fernando Huet De Bacellar, Director of Advanced Technology - Eaton Corporation

1:45 PM to 2:00 PM


2:00 PM to 3:15 PM

Roundtable Discussion #1:
Advances in Technology and Its Impact on Entrepreneurship 

Dr. Oya Tukel, Dean, Martin Tuchman School of Management, New Jersey Institute of Technology

Dominic Buccieri, Missouri Southern State University: The Role of Entrepreneurial Orientation and Opportunity Recognition in Early Internationalization of High Tech International New Ventures
Michael Goldberg and Sam Nalli Case Western Reserve University: Beyond Silicon Valley: Sharing Ideas Through Online Learning to Support Entrepreneurship Between Cleveland and Syria
Emilio Mouannes, Holy Spirit University of Kaslik: Case Study on the Establishment of a University Biotechnology Spin-off to Support Local and Regional Food MSMEs
Sandy Rihanna, Holy Spirit University of Kaslik: Process of Innovation in Smart Health Care Technologies
Xi Zhang, New Jersey Institute of Technology: Upstream and Downstream Capabilities of Incumbents: Navigating a Disruptive Technological Change

Roundtable Discussion #2:
Innovation, Entrepreneurship and 21st Century Educational Systems

Dr. Heidi Hylton Meier, Associate Dean, Monte Ahuja College of Business, Chair and Professor of Accounting

Ketevan Darakhvelidze, Ilia State University: The Importance of University Enterprise Education (EE) in Boosting Engaged Learning in Creativity
Joseph Fox, University of Akron: Iatrogenics in Entrepreneurship: An Introduction and Research Agenda
Stephen HillHoly Spirit University of Kaslik: The Role of Culture in Gender Differences in Entrepreneurship Levels in MENA
Lori Long, Baldwin Wallace University: Innovating the Role of Colleges and Universities in Regional Entrepreneurial Ecosystems: A Case Study

3:15 PM to 4:00 PM Travel to Flashstarts
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Flashstarts and CityBlock Overview:
Presentation, Tour and Reception

Flashstarts welcomes the International Entrepreneurship Applied Research Symposium guests to Startmart, Cleveland's largest co-working space to meet some of Northeast Ohio's most promising startups. Flashstarts will deliver a short presentation about Flashstarts' role in the Northeast Ohio startup ecosystem, including the evolution of CityBlock and the emerging technologies support by the initiative. Join us for this "Tech Talk" happy hour reception. Appetizers and beverages will be provided.

Charles Stack, Chief Executive Officer, FlashStarts
Shannon Lyons, Chief Operating Officer, FlashStarts
Local Startups

Friday October 25, 2019 - 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
8:00 AM to 9:00 AM Breakfast
Cleveland State University Ballroom, Student Center
9:00 AM  Transportation to: 
Cleveland Clinic Innovations
9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Cleveland Clinic Innovations (CCI) Overview:
Overview, Tour and Startup Presentations
Cleveland Clinic Innovations welcomes the International Entrepreneurship Applied Research Symposium guests to tour their space and learn how a robust team of market analysts, subject matter experts and medical industry leaders are ensuring the most promising medical inventions are positioned to succeed in the every-changing healthcare marketplace. Guests will also learn about Cleveland Clinic Innovations' proprietary INVENTprocess. 

Peter O'Neil, Executive Director, Cleveland Clinic Innovations
Jihad Kaouak, M.D., Director of the Center of Advanced Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery

12:00 noon to 12:45 PM

Lunch Provided By: 
Aladdin's Eatery

The first Aladdin's Eatery was opened in Lakewood in 1994 by Fady Chamoun and his wife Sally. Featuring healthy Lebanese fare and inspired by the belief that "food is a philosophy", Fady made educating his guests about the restaurant's unique cuisine his foremost passion. Aladdin's began with perfecting the basics like hummus, falafel and shish kabob and introducing new, healthier menu items. The restaurant's popularity took hold and soon opened a second location in Cleveland Heights.

Since then, Aladdin's Eatery has grown to include 30 locations providing healthy Lebanese-American cuisine to guests in four states. The menu continues to evolve to cater to health and nutrition.

1:00 PM to 2:15 PM

Roundtable Discussion #3:
Rise of Nationalist Policies and Their Impact on Global Entrepreneurship Ecosystems 

Dr. Raj Javalgi, Dean, Deville School of Business, Walsh University

Sandro Asatiani, Ilia State University: Equivalents of the Term Entrepreneurship in the Post-Soviet Countries and Its Significance in Georgia
David Clifford, John Carroll University: Building the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Emerging Markets 
Roula Gergess, Holy Spirit University of Kaslik: Women Across the Lebanese Entrepreneurship Ecosystem
Pascale Lahoud, Holy Spirit University of Kaslik: Entrepreneurship, Education and Economic Capacity: Questioning Neoliberalis Organization and the Role of Local Arab Universities

Roundtable Discussion #4:
Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Economic Growth

Dr. Iryna Lendel, Research Associate Professor and Director, Center for Economic Development, Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs

Zhenrui Cao, New Jersey Institute of Technology: Are Angel Investors Egotists 
David Chechelashvili, Ilia State University: Venture Elevator Program: Elevating Georgian Startups for Investment Readiness
Dong Chen and Siyuan Cheng, Loyola Marymount University: Survival by Diversification? A Case Study of an Entrepreneurial Firm's Business Scope Expansion
Daniel Fox, Ashland University and Joseph Fox, University of Akron: Venture Scouting for University Students

2:15 PM to 2:45 PM Break
2:45 PM to 4:00 PM

Roundtable Discussion #5:
Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Economic Growth 

Katie Van Dyke, Director, Cleveland State University Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

Nemr El Hajj, Holy Spirit University of Kaslik: Lebanese Industrial Cluster: Higher Education Institutions Reaching Out to Improve Competitiveness of the Lebanese Industries
Shannon Lyons, FlashStarts: Birth by Fire: Innovative Entrepreneurial Internships within a Startup Accelerator
Merissa Piazza, Cleveland State University: Disruptive Growth through Co-working Industry
Mariam Sharangia, GITA: Georgia's Innovation and Technology Agency

Roundtable Discussion #6:
Innovation, Entrepreneurship and 21st Century Educational Systems 

Elie Akhrass, Advisor, Holy Spirit University of Kaslik

Afif M. Abdel Nour, Holy Spirit University of Kaslik: Nurture vs. Nature: The Case of a Successful Entrepreneur
Branko Bucar, Walsh University: Creating a Course on Creativity and Design Thinking for Online and In-Class Delivery
Tamar Lominadze, Georgian Technical University: Is Something Common Between Science and Entrepreneurship?
Bechara Nehme, Holy Spirit University of Kaslik: Fostering Creativity by Curriculum Redesign for Engineering Students
Bara Watts, Oberlin College: Developing "Can-Do" Entrepreneurial Behavior in Liberal Arts Students Through Engaged Experiential Pedagogy

Symposium Adjourns