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Monday, October 21 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Lightning Session: Utilizing Technology, Innovation & Entrepreneurship for the Urban College Students-Georgia State University's Student Innovation Fellowship Program & LaunchGSU Student Incubator

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Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Technology have all have been identified by urban and metropolitan cities and universities as areas for growth to prepare their students to be contributors to the workforce and the creative economy. Downtown Atlanta is home to a dense community of startups, accelerators, incubators, and maker spaces. In Atlanta over the last three years, Georgia State University has capitalized on these areas to help promote the local economy with the addition of two projects to their campus - The Student Innovation Fellowship Program and LaunchGSU. The Student Innovation Fellowship (SIF) program is a nationally recognized initiative that employs graduate and undergraduate students to collaborate with faculty, staff, and external parties on interdisciplinary and cross-functional research and pedagogy projects. Our public-facing projects combine emerging technologies such as 3D modeling and virtual reality, creative media, and big data.The SIF program supports a growing number of complex technology projects at Georgia State that require skills and collaborations beyond traditional university research practices.The SIF program offers student fellows diverse and exciting pathways to internships, jobs, and further education. LaunchGSU provides GSU students who exhibit an entrepreneurial interest and hustle or actively working on a small business project for a 24 hour 7 days a week incubator space. Students involved in LaunchGSU must be actively involved in Georgia State’s entrepreneurial resources including both clubs and classes and receive technical assistance from staff, faculty and other students.

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George R. Greenidge, Jr.

Innovation Fellow and Ph.D. Candidate, Georgia State University
George R. Greenidge, Jr. has served in a number of capacities throughout his career in the fields of non-profit, government, philanthropy, and education. Most recently, he was President of the Boston Empowerment Zone, a federally funded HUD initiative aimed at economic investment... Read More →

Monday October 21, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
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