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The Democratization of Innovation from the JOBs Act to 3D Printing

Partners: Arlington Economic Development, Avison Young, Cooley,
George Mason University and MicroPact
Supporters: Startup VA/DC/MD, FounderCorps and SpeakerBox

Crowdsourcing of innovation and capital, lean software and the distribution of manufacturing—collectively these trends are creating a democratization of innovation—where individual actions and autonomy are substituting for existing models that rely on large organizations and dollar amounts.

Is this a sustainable trend? What does it mean for our innovation economy?

Please join Startup DC/VA/MD and FounderCorps for a panel discussion where members of our regional innovation community will talk about their experiences, and address these questions and others.

Panelists inlcude:

  • Moderator: Jonathan Aberman, Managing Director, Amplifier Ventures, President, FounderCorps and Co-chair of Startup VA
  • Ashish Jaiman, Architect Evangelist, Microsoft
  • Mike Lincoln, Partner, Cooley LLP
  • David Miller, Researcher and Professor, George Mason University
  • Edmund Pendleton, Director, Citrin Fellows Program and Asst. Director VentureAccelerator, Mtech
  • Mark Walsh, CEO, GeniusRocket
Date: May 16, 2012
Time: 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Location: Artisphere
1101 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22209
Fee: Free
Registration: Registration Now Closed
For more information, please contact:
Name: Lisa Throckmorton
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