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Wednesday, July 14 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
Cracking the Innovation Center Code: A Student's Perspective

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Why do university innovation centers lack student engagement and how do we ignite it? Veda Gerasimek (Entrepreneurship student at CMU and Founder of the Maverick I.D.E.A. Society) thinks the issue is simpler than it seems, and lies in a basic disconnect between the design of these centers and the needs of the target audience. For example, why call them "innovation" centers when almost no students think they're “innovating?” With support of the Colorado Universities Innovation Council (CUIC), she hopes to engage everyone with an interest in supporting student entrepreneurship and strengthening campus-community relationships in an actionable way.

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Veda Gerasimek

Chief Inno-Veda Officer, Colorado Mesa University
My dream is to legally change my name to "Inno-Veda," open a world class comedy club, and become a college entrepreneurship professor. Until then, I'm a Marketing/Entrepreneurship student at Colorado Mesa University where I founded the Maverick I.D.E.A. Society (aka the "Elon Musk... Read More →

Wednesday July 14, 2021 11:30am - 12:30pm MDT