A TIMELY EVENT FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPERS AND COMMUNITY LEADERS
VIRTUAL / EVERYWHERE

NOVEMBER 4-6, 2020

Restart 2020 is a three-day virtual event focused on how economic developers and ecosystem builders can support starters as they work to restore local economies and communities.

WEDNESDAY, NOV 4

Restart Your Economy

Kickoff Event: REFRAME In which leaders debate for, not against, different approaches to economic development.

Deep Dive: ROUNDTABLE
– In which we find out what entrepreneurs actually need—straight from entrepreneurs themselves.

THURSDAY, NOV 5

Restart Your Strategy

Deep Dive: REFOCUS
In which we go back to the basics to rethink and reposition your entrepreneur support strategy.

FRIDAY, NOV 6

Restart Your Ecosystem

Deep Dive: ROLES
In which we dig into addressing the challenges of how to get ecosystem players to work together.

WHAT TO EXPECT

A three-day journey to a new direction for a new year.

  • Virtual sessions from 2–4 p.m. Eastern each day
  • Daily prompts for self-guided, mindful activities
  • An interactive, peer learning environment
  • Actionable frameworks and tools
  • Special offers and followup opportunities
PRESENTERS

Meet our panelists and presenters.

Victor Hwang

Victor W. Hwang is an economic growth expert. His ideas have shaped the economic lives of millions of people worldwide. His work has helped over 300 communities, cities, states, companies, and entire countries create greater prosperity.

Julie Lenzer Kirk

Julie Lenzer is currently Chief Innovation Officer at the University of Maryland. In this role, she’s leveraging her national and international public and private sector experiences to drive innovation-based economic growth for the region.

Dustin McKissen

Dustin McKissen is the CEO of McKissen + Company, a marketing and management consultancy located in St. Charles, Missouri, where he lives with his wife, Megan, and their three kids. He is an active and highly read blogger, and was recently named one of LinkedIn’s “Top Voices in Management and Corporate Culture.” He hopes anything he writes can help you in your personal and professional journey.

Felicia Jackson

Felicia Jackson, a resident of Chattanooga,Tennessee, is a wife, mother, entrepreneur, and inventor of the disposable CPR template, CPRWrap. With over 20 years of experience in the medical field, she holds an A.A.S. Degree from Chattanooga State College and worked as a Physical Therapist Assistant.

Autumn Foster

Since 2010, Autumn Sanders Foster has worked with Fortune 500 companies, start-ups, and nonprofits,
helping them grow their businesses by understanding their customers. She launched Quire in 2017 to bring ethnographic research and design thinking to organizational leaders that are looking for a way forward but don’t know how to get there.

Rachel McCrickard

Rachel McCrickard is the founder and CEO of Motivo. She brings her years of experience as both a therapist and a supervisor to her vision for Motivo.

COST

Donate to Rebuild.

In lieu of a registration fee we are requesting donations to our Rebuild program scholarship fund. A donation of any amount helps small businesses owners join our recovery programs to restart and rebuild their businesses during the pandemic.

  • $30 – one week of the Rebuild Program
  • $75 – one seat in a Refocus Workshop
  • $300 – one seat/10 weeks in the Rebuild Program
REGISTER

Get your ticket.

MADE POSSIBLE THROUGH THE GENEROUS SPONSORSHIP OF
Restart 2020 is a part of the #ECOSYSTEMSUNITE fall event series.