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Wednesday, September 11 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Why the education scene needs to match startup culture

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This conversation topic is rooted in the idea that as Columbus grows, we need to ensure that we’re investing in the next generation of entrepreneurs and engineers for the city’s thriving startup scene. A recent study indicates that today’s K-12 students are lacking the entrepreneurial mindset needed to adapt, disrupt and influence the world around them. If we want to continue to compete with Silicon Valley, we need progressive schools and universities that better prepare the next generation of 21-first century business owners and develop the top tech talent the Midwest startup scene craves.

Join Startups.com CEO/Founder Wil Schroter and Wellington Head of School Dr. Jeff Terwin for an engaging conversation about how to foster tomorrow’s entrepreneurs starting in kindergarten all the way to college and why it’s important to prepare and retain the next generation of entrepreneurs.

Moderated by Rhonda Talford Knight

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Rhonda Talford Knight

Founder and CEO, The Knight Consulting Group, LLC (KCG)
Rhonda Talford Knight is the founder and CEO of The Knight Consulting Group, LLC (KCG). KCG is a consulting firm that offers Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) services and Inclusive Leadership Coaching, where clients range from Fortune 500s to startups, public, private and nonprofit... Read More →
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Erin Bender

Executive Director of The Point, Office of the President, Otterbein University
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Wil Schroter

CEO/Founder, Startups.com
Wil Schroter is a serial entrepreneur who is ridiculously passionate about startups.He is the Founder & CEO of Startups.com, the world's largest startup launch platform.  Startups.com helps over 1 million startup companies through the entire startup journey to build a business p... Read More →
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Dr Jeff Terwin

Head of School, Wellington
Dr. Jeff Terwin is the head of school at Wellington, an independent, coeducational, preschool-through-grade 12, college-preparatory day school. From his first job helping his grandfather refinish the floors of school gymnasiums to now leading an education revolution focused on student... Read More →

Wednesday September 11, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Lincoln Theater - Ambition Stage 769 E Long St, Columbus, OH 43203