Innovation and Entrepreneurship Roundtable
On Friday, the EDC hosted Raj Melville, the Executive
Director of the Deshpande Foundation, and David Parker, the Executive Director
of the Deshpande Foundation-funded Merrimack Valley Sandbox. We invited a dozen
people from the region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem for an engaging discussion of
best practices and opportunities around university- and community-based
Everyone who attended learned something. We believe that
connections and collaborations around best practices in similar regions is a
proven success model, whether around international regions with similar
industry clusters or around similar Gateway Cities in Massachusetts.
The EDC wishes to acknowledge Steve Davis from Ventry
Associates and the Davis Foundation, who recently agreed to chair the EDC’s new
Innovation and Entrepreneurship Committee. Steve attended today’s roundtable,
along with leaders from our university, business and entrepreneurial
communities. For more information, please contact Michael Graney, firstname.lastname@example.org, or
Ann Burke, email@example.com.