Forum Schedule

8:00 - 9:00 Registration and Breakfast (Sorenson Lobby)
9:00-9:15

Forum Kick-Off (Sorenson Theatre)

Leonard Schlesinger (President, Babson College)

9:15-10:15

Opening Keynote Discussion (Sorenson Theatre)

Ben Fischman (Founder, Rue La La) and
Mei Xu (Founder, Chesapeake Bay Candle)

Moderated by Leonard Schlesinger
10:30 - 11:45

PANEL SESSION #1:

30 Under 30: Hot Young Entrepreneurs (Needham/Wellesley)

Trends in Entrepreneurial Funding (Olin 120)

Intrapreneurship: Creativity & Innovation in Corporations (Olin Auditorium)

11:45 - 12:30 Lunch (PepsiCo)
12:45 - 1:30

Keynote 2 (Sorenson Theatre)

Marshall N. Carter (Chairman, New York Stock Exchange Group)
"The Climb to the Big Board: How Entrepreneurs use Innovation to Build Real Companies and Create Wealth"

1:45 – 3:00

PANEL SESSION #2

Entrepreneurial Wisdom (Olin Auditorium)

Regional Advantage: Fostering Entrepreneurship in New England (Olin 120)

Creating Social & Economic Value (Needham/Wellesley)

3:15-4:30

PANEL SESSION #3

Game Changers | Opportunities in Tech (Needham/Wellesley)

New Rules of Marketing (Olin 120)

Next Big Idea Competition (Olin Auditorium)

4:45-5:30

Closing Keynote (Sorenson Theatre)

Colin Raney, Head of Business Design, IDEO
"Entrepreneurs are Designers" 

5:30 - 6:30 Networking Reception & Next Big Idea Award Ceremony (Olin Hall)