Kay Molkentin, Director of the Center for Integrated Entrepreneurship, presented last week at the Deshpande Symposium for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Higher Education at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.
Molkentin was a panelist on “Entrepreneurship and the Liberal Arts,” moderated by Deb Hoover, president of the Burton D. Morgan Foundation. She spoke about how Hiram College designed, started and established the entrepreneurship program on campus. Along with that, she discussed some of the challenges they faced, how they were solved and the lessons learned.
The second annual Deshpande symposium took place June 12-13, 2013. The Deshpande Foundation’s mission is to strengthen local ecosystems, build leaders and entrepreneurs and catalyze innovative thinking to accelerate creation of enterprises that have significant social and economic impact. The Foundation’s key focus is on partnering with universities and communities to help build an ecosystem that will create innovative enterprises by fostering the next generation of entrepreneurs.