Purchase Your Tickets for Community Discussion on Economic Development, Sept 2



Tickets remains available online and will be available at the door for the Vanguard’s September 2 event, “Forging a Knowledge Economy: How Davis is Benefiting from Entrepreneurs, Startups and Tech Transfer.”

The event is co-hosted by UC Davis (host sponsor) and takes place on Wednesday, September 2nd at 6:00 pm at the UC Davis Conference Center. The panelists include: Jenna Makus, Associate Director for the UC Davis Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Scott Ragsdale, General Manager, Davis Roots; Lonnie Bookbinder, Davis Angels Network; and Tim Keller, founder of VinPerfect & CEO of Area 52.

On Monday, the Vanguard announced it would be awarding an attendee, of the September 2 event, a spot at the highly regarded UC Entrepreneurship Academy! Hosted by the UC Davis Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, this three-day course will be held from September 15 to 17, 2015. The winner of an auction will receive the spot at the Academy valued at $1500. (For more information click here).

On July 30, the Davis Vanguard celebrated its 9th birthday of its founding. In addition to reporting on vital news, the Vanguard has had an ongoing public dialogue about key issues in the city and the region.

Over the past year there have been parallel discussions in the Davis community and Greater Sacramento Region centering around the need for additional space for startups and growing businesses as well as ways to foster the startup culture. In Davis, the startup culture was jump started around groups like Davis Roots and Pollinate Davis and ongoing events such as the meetups by Jumpstart Davis.

The knowledge economy is the use of knowledge and in particular “knowledge-based technology” to help transform human knowledge to technology and help transfer knowledge arising from university research to the market through technology transfer.

The event is open to the general public at $50 per person. Complimentary appetizers and wine will be served.  Doors open at 6:00 pm and the discussion will start at 6:30 pm with a brief talk by each panelist, followed by questions from the audience.

To become an event sponsor or purchase individual tickets please visit the following website: http://is.gd/eaxzpO


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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3 thoughts on “Purchase Your Tickets for Community Discussion on Economic Development, Sept 2”

  1. Rob White

    Come also hear more details on Tim’s plans for an incubator/makerspace at the old Moller Air Car building in South Davis. The facility is being sponsored by Sierra Energy as part of its commitment to collaborate with UC Davis and other startup organizations, like Davis Roots, Pollinate and Hacker Lab. Named Area 52 to reflect the history of the Moller flying disc car, the incubator/makerspace will provide entrepreneurial support to 25+ small and emerging tech companies in the areas of energy, med device, animal sciences, agriculture and engineering/manufacturing.

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