Columbia University

Technology Ventures

How Cities Spur Entrepreneurship and Innovation

November 14, 2018
Daniel Correa, Euan Robertson, Hollie Russon Gilman
School of International and Public Affairs: Room 1512
420 West 118th Street
New York, NY
Overview: In September 2018, SIPA’s Entrepreneurship & Policy Initiative kicked off our entrepreneurship dialogues with a keynote discussion with Steve Case, the AOL founder and investor, former U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew, and Dean Merit E. Janow. They discussed how the next cycle of internet innovation will impact economies, public policy, and entrepreneurship. The November event is a continuation of the conversation, with a special focus on the role of government in cultivating and sustaining a sound entrepreneurship ecosystem.
Panel members:
  • Daniel Correa, Senior Advisor, Center for American Entrepreneurship; Co-Founder of Smart Cities Lab; Strategic Advisor at the Partnership for Public Service; former Assistant Director for Innovation Policy at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
  • Euan Robertson, Director, Planning & Special Projects, Columbia Technology Ventures, former Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the New York City Economic Development Corporation
  • Hollie Russon Gilman (panelist and moderator), Postdoctoral Research Scholar and Lecturer, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
Key topics to be addressed:
  • What are city governments’ key roles in fostering entrepreneurship and innovation?
  • case study on economic prize competitions including Amazon HQ2
  • What are the best practices in the International context that U.S. cities could leverage?
  • In the U.S., what are entrepreneurs’ pressing concerns, challenges and priorities that require government’s immediate attention and support?
  • How could major venture capital hubs like NYC support and collaborate with other cities’ entrepreneurship development?
  • How could organizations like CAE, NYEDC, and Columbia SIPA effectively assist governments in cultivating a sustainable and resilient entrepreneurship ecosystem?
Lunch and refreshments will be served.
The event is co-sponsored by SIPA Entrepreneurship & Policy Initiative, Columbia Entrepreneurship Innovation & Design, and SIPA Management specialization, supported by the Nasdaq Educational Foundation.