Emerson Accelerator

Leadership Retreat

Wednesday, July 8th

 

AM Session

In attendance: 

  • Donna Heiland, Vice President and Special Assistant to the President
  • Lu Ann Reeb, Director of Business and Entrepreneurship Studies, Head of E3
  • Stanley Miller, Faculty Administrator, Emerson Accelerator
  • Jake Bailey, Co-Founder, Emerson Accelerator
  • Tripp Clemens, Interim Director, Emerson Accelerator

9:00 - Meet at the Intercontinental Hotel.

Address: 510 Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA, 02110

9:15 - Arrive at Windy Films

Address: 256 Marginal Street, Building 16C, East Boston, MA, 02128

9:30 - Begin AM session.

Agenda:

9:30 – 10:30

  • What does entrepreneurship look like at Emerson now?  
  • What should it look like?  (And should we change the name?)
  • Vision of relationship between E3 and the Accelerator.
  • Mechanics of relationship between E3 and Accelerator.

10:45-12:00

  • Team roles 
  • Program director –the role and the profile 
  • Financial and business model of the Accelerator  (internal / external funding sources, college’s relationship to companies developed, operational plans and practices for the Accelerator)

12:00 - Break for lunch at KO Pies, next door. Read menu here. All are welcome. 

 

PM Session

In attendance: 

  • Joshua Wachs, Board Member, Emerson Accelerator
  • Mark Donovan, Board Member, Emerson Accelerator
  • Paul Santinelli, Board Member, Emerson Accelerator
  • Donna Heiland, Vice President and Special Assistant to the President
  • Lu Ann Reeb, Director of Business and Entrepreneurship Studies, Head of E3
  • Stanley Miller, Faculty Administrator, Emerson Accelerator
  • Jake Bailey, Co-Founder, Emerson Accelerator
  • Tripp Clemens, Interim Director, Emerson Accelerator

1:00 - Return for PM Session. 

Agenda:

1:00 – 1:30

  • Criteria, application process for the Accelerator 
  • Measurements of success of teams and the Accelerator itself 

 

1:30-2:00

  • Program Director / Leadership:  The Role and the Profile

 

2:00-3:00

  • Short and longer term goals of the Accelerator 
  • Funding goals:  what specific goals can we identify and what funding do they need?

3:00 - Close PM session, water taxi available to return downtown.