Exploring new ways higher education institutions can engage entrepreneurs as well as share best practices, resources, and entrepreneurial-focused initiatives
2021 Conference Schedule
11:45 AM – Lunch Begins
12:00 PM – Best of Nexus
Best of Nexus features three seed-stage companies who have all benefited from Nexus programming and were awarded investment at a regional competition.
12:35 PM – Nexus 2021 Update
Learn about new Elevate Nexus programming and resources launching in Fall 2021 to support startup-ecosystem builders.
1:00 PM – Nexus Higher Ed Grantee Update
Join us as we sit down with all eight of the 2019 and 2020 Elevate Nexus Higher Education grant recipients to learn how each university is using the $50,000 award to innovate its entrepreneurial education offering.
2:00 PM – Announcement of 2021 Nexus Higher Ed Grant Recipients
The Elevate Nexus team will announce the 2021 Higher Education Grant Award winners.
2:30 PM – Elevate Origins 2.0
Elevate Ventures team members will walk through the nuts and bolts of what a winning Nexus pitch looks like. Attendees will see concrete examples and receive templates for student-led companies in their programs to use.