Entrepreneurship Panel
Dec
6
5:00 PM17:00

Entrepreneurship Panel

Our fifth event features a panel of local entrepreneurs who are growing their businesses in Burlington. We’ll hear from Sascha Mayer of Mamava, Gary Margolis of Social Sentinel, Ethan Bechtel of OhMD, and Abbott Stark of Ogee, about the advantages and challenges of running a startup in Burlington. Cairn Cross from FreshTracks Capital will moderate the All Star panel and drill down on what we can do to make the Queen City an even better place to start and grow a business.

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EMILY TALEN
Sep
21
5:00 PM17:00

EMILY TALEN

At our fourth talk we’ll hear from Emily Talen, professor of Urbanism at the University of Chicago, about how to create equitable growth. Professor Talen is a national leader in Urban design and development and she will talk about the impact the built environment has on affordability and diversity in cities. She will discuss strategies for accommodating density and encouraging walkable neighborhoods that are identifiable, serviced, diverse, and connected.

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SVANTE MYRICK
Aug
16
5:00 PM17:00

SVANTE MYRICK

At our third talk we’ll hear from Svante Myrick the Mayor of Ithaca NY, about how his city is addressing everything from housing affordability to decaying infrastructure to panhandling. Adopting form-based code, investing in the revitalization of the downtown commons, and creating innovative incentives has led to economic growth, thriving public spaces, and lower individual tax rates.

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ANDREW HOWARD
Jul
26
5:00 PM17:00

ANDREW HOWARD

At our second of eight talks we’ll learn how Andrew Howard of Team Better Block is working to  strengthen the connection between people and the places they share through Community Placemaking, a hands-on approach to collectively reimagining and then re-shaping public spaces at the heart of the community. Come hear how communities are capitalizing on local assets to create quality public spaces that support their ongoing evolution, and stay for a hands-on workshop after the talk. The talk is open to all, but due to the hands-on nature of the skills workshop it is limited to 50 participants.

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JOE MINICOZZI
Jun
6
5:00 PM17:00

JOE MINICOZZI

At our first of eight events, we’ll learn how leading economist Joe Minicozzi is using simple math to guide the reshaping of urban spaces to honor historical and environmental values while creating prosperity and driving social equity. 

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