Forging a Knowledge Economy: How Davis is Benefiting from Entrepreneurs, Startups and Tech Transfer

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The Vanguard turns nine today, having launched on July 30, 2006. This year we are having a belated celebration on September 2 with a community discussion at the UC Davis Conference Center.

The event, “Forging a Knowledge Economy: How Davis is Benefiting from Entrepreneurs, Startups and Tech Transfer” continues a community dialogue on economic development looking at the knowledge economy and the university.

Early sponsors include host sponsor UC Davis, along with the Davis Chamber of Commerce, Pollinate Davis, UC Davis Center for Science & Innovation Studies, Sierra Energy and Nishi Gateway. More sponsorships are available, see below.

A panel discussion featuring among others: Jenna Makus, Associate Director, Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Scott Ragsdale, General Manager, Davis Roots; and Harris Lewin, UC Davis, Vice Chancellor for Research Evolution and Ecology (invited).

Tickets are $50 a person and sponsors start at $100.

Forging a Knowledge Economy:
How Davis is Benefiting from Entrepreneurs, Startups and Tech Transfer

Event Date & Time: Wednesday, September 02, 2015 at 6:00 PM

Location: UC Davis Conference Center, 550 Alumni Lane, Davis, CA 95616

The Davis Vanguard as part of its 9th birthday celebration is hosting a fundraiser and critical community discussion looking at how Davis benefits from Entrepreneurs, Startups and Tech Transfer.

Appetizers and wine served

Participating in a panel discussion on the topic of startups, entrepreneurs and tech transfer will be several key leaders in the field.

Panel participants include:

Jenna Makus, Associate Director, Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Scott Ragsdale, General Manager, Davis Roots
Lonnie Bookbinder, Davis Angels Network
Harris Lewin, UC Davis, Vice Chancellor for Research Evolution and Ecology (invited)
others, to be announced

SPONSORS:

UC Davis – Host Sponsor

PLATINUM:

Jim Gray and Nahz Anvary, DTZ Commercial Real Estate

GOLD:

Davis Chamber
Pollinate Davis
UC Davis Center for Science & Innovation Studies
Nishi Gateway
Mace Ranch Innovation Center

Vanguardian:

Sierra Energy

Friend:

Mariko Yamada, Assemblymember, 2008-14
Tamiko Gaines

Sponsorship levels:

Platinum – $1000 – 10 tickets – recognition – optional 4 months of advertising on Vanguard
Gold – $500 – 6 tickets – recognition – optional 2 months of advertising on Vanguard
Vanguardian – $250 – 4 tickets – recognition
Friend – $100 – 1 ticket – recognition

For more information or to purchase tickets please go to: https://secure.yourpatriot.com/ou/dpd/150/1586/eventsignup.aspx

About The Author

David Greenwald is the founder, editor, and executive director of the Davis Vanguard. He founded the Vanguard in 2006. David Greenwald moved to Davis in 1996 to attend Graduate School at UC Davis in Political Science. He lives in South Davis with his wife Cecilia Escamilla Greenwald and three children.

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