Flagship Fridays

Flagship Fridays

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 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 in-person 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 Flagship Fridays


Spring 2022 Lineup

Trent Preszler

February 4

Trent Preszler, CEO of Bedell Cellars, Founder of Preszler Woodshop, and Author of LITTLE AND OFTEN, ISU Alum 

Louis Carr

February 11

Louis Carr, President of Media Sales at Black Entertainment Television; Sponsor, ChangeMaker Innovation Sprint 

Hari Vasudev

February 18

Hari Vasudev, Country Head & SVP – Technology at Walmart Global Tech India; ISU Alum

Mohamed Alabsi

February 25

Mohammed Alabsi, Senior Vice President of Technology at Bukalapak; previously cloud solutions designer for Amazon Web Services; ISU alum

Sam Schmidt

March 4

Sam Schmidt, Founder and CEO of Above Par Tech, ISU alum

Pari Natarajan

March 11

Pari Natarajan, CEO at Zinnov LLC, ISU Alum 

Vamsee Tirukkala

Vamsee Tirukkala, Co-Founder & Chief Commercial Officer @Draup; ISU Alum

Charles Saleh

March 25

Charles Saleh, Senior Advisor, Legacy Ventures; ISU Alum 

April 1

Khaled Kasih, GM Kasih Food Production Co; ISU Alum

Flagship Friday Registration

Receive an email reminder and the Zoom link 30 minutes before the next Flagship Friday Innovator Forum.
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Have questions about our online Innovation Programs?

Contact Karen Kerns

Entrepreneur in Residence President’s Initiative for Entrepreneurship and Innovation