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AccelerateKY Connect. Inform. Inspire

October 15, 2021 @ 9:00 am

As our state—and the world—finds our way out of the throes of a global pandemic, there has never been a more opportune time for us to think differently about the future of work in our state, and collaborate to find new ways to support innovation in the Commonwealth. This gathering will host that conversation.

Connect. Inform. Inspire. will feature a keynote from Dr. Phil Budden with the MIT Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program (MIT REAP), who will talk about the program and Kentucky’s participation as the first U.S. region to ever complete it. The event will also feature remarks from other MIT collaborators, as well as lightning talks from a range of innovative Kentuckians from across business sectors, across regions of the Commonwealth, and across entrepreneur, corporate, risk capital, government, research, and education sectors. Additional details about the agenda is below.

Attendees will meet fellow leaders as passionate about the future of the economy in the Commonwealth as they are; learn a range of approaches and case studies shared at the event; and return to their own work equipped with new strategies, tactics, and relationships to apply in their organization, in their community, and across Kentucky. And, together, we will think about how we can collaborate across our organizations to build an even stronger environment for supporting innovation in the Bluegrass State.

AccelerateKY’s Connect. Inform. Inspire. is hosted by the Western Kentucky University Innovation Campus, with support from the Central Region Innovation and Commercialization Center, a regional hub office of the KY Innovation network. The main conference will take place at WKU’s Knicely Conference Center at 2355 Nashville Road in Bowling Green KY.



WKU Knicely Conference Center

2355 Nashville Road
Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101 United States
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