Join us on Flagship Fridays!
Flagship Friday is a moderated virtual conversation session with leaders representing a diverse scope and scale of innovation. It offers our students, faculty, staff members, and our great community, an opportunity to access a window of insight into behavioral characteristics that drive successful and industry-changing innovation. In our Flagship Friday sessions, industry professionals share their personal stories of innovation and their perspective of how, where, when, and why innovation is such a critical driver of social and economic progress and sustainability.
Flagship Fridays are offered in a hybrid model: you may attend virtually, or join us in the Step-a-torium at the Student Innovation Center! Both take place from 12-1 on Fridays, and both audiences participate in the same live event. Some Flagship Friday Innovators will be in-person at the Step-a-torium; some will join virtually. Those who attend at the Step-a-torium can enjoy pizza which will arrive at 11:30 weekly. Whichever model works best for you, make sure you register to receive communications each week about who is coming, how they will attend, and other important Flagship Friday announcements!
Upcoming Innovator’s Forums
JOIN US ON FRIDAYS FROM 12 – 1 p.m.
Smeet Mistry, Resident Engineer Vehicles Systems Architecture Team HARMAN International, Team prISUm, ISU Alum David Slump, Alum Special Guest Moderator, EVP and President Global Markets, Strategy and Services HARMAN International, Innovator in Residence, Co-Founder Innovation Fellows, ISU Alum
Paul Willard, Airplane Whisperer of Silicon Valley and Partner Grep VC
Elizabeth Reynolds, Director, Accelerator Program, Starburst Aerospace
Join Alaina Money-Garman in 1113 Student Innovation Center from 10:30-11:30 AM on Friday, October 15 to chat with her about being a female entrepreneur, being named one of 40 under 40, and how she balances being CEO, award-winning blogger, parent, and entrepreneur. All are welcome!
Matt Nelson, Director, Make To Innovate 10th Anniversary Celebration Showcase
Louis Carr, President of Media Sales at Black Entertainment Television
Mohammed Alabsi, Senior Vice President of Technology at Bukalapak; previously cloud solutions designer for Amazon Web Services; ISU alum
Sam Schmidt, Founder and CEO of Above Par Tech, ISU alum