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Welcome to Entrepreneurship in the Changing Economy: From Survival to Sustainability

This forum, hosted on October 14, 2009 in Dallas, Houston and San Antonio, examined the importance of entrepreneurship to the economy, challenges that small businesses face in the current recession and strategies and tools that organizations are using to support and grow entrepreneurship.

Dozens of economic development practitioners participated in our forum—from economic development and community development organizations to chambers of commerce, cities, universities, banks and credit unions, microenterprise service providers, investment groups and small business development centers.

Conference Videos
  • National/State
    Learn about the activities of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the Small Business Administration, the Aspen Institute and the University of Texas System.
  • Dallas, Houston and San Antonio
    Hear local experts explain the effects of economic trends on their clients, resources available to local entrepreneurs and public policies that can support entrepreneurship.

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About the Speakers and Moderators


 
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National and State Perspectives

Speakers provide insights on the importance of entrepreneurship to the economy, challenges that small businesses face in the current recession and strategies and tools that organizations are using to support and grow entrepreneurship.

 
Speakers and Moderators

Robert E. Litan
Elaine Edgcomb
Penny K. Pickett
Cathy Swain
Robert E. Litan
Vice President
Research and Policy,
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation off-site
Bio
Elaine Edgcomb
Director
FIELD, off-site
Aspen Institute
Bio
Penny K. Pickett
Associate Administrator
Entrepreneurial Development,
U. S. Small Business Administration off-site
Bio
Cathy Swain
Assistant Vice Chancellor
Commercial Development,
Office of Research and Technology Transfer, off-site
The University of Texas System
Bio

Dallas Perspectives

Speakers provide insights on how economic trends are affecting local entrepreneurs, resources available for local entrepreneurs and public policies that can support entrepreneurship.

 
Speakers and Moderators

Karl Zavitkovsky
Cynthia L. Blankenship
Theresa Acosta Lee
Gary L. Lindner
Karl Zavitkovsky
Moderator
Director
Economic Development,
City of Dallas
Bio
Cynthia L. Blankenship
Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer
Bank of the West
Bio
Theresa Acosta Lee
Vice President and Chief Lending Officer
Texas Mezzanine Fund, Inc.
Bio
Gary L. Lindner
Chief Operating Officer
ACCION Texas
Bio

Houston Perspectives

Speakers provide insights on how economic trends are affecting local entrepreneurs, resources available for local entrepreneurs and public policies that can support entrepreneurship.

 
Speakers and Moderators

Richard A. Huebner
Bridget Ross
Winston Labbé
Marlon D. Mitchell
Jacqueline Taylor
Richard A. Huebner
Moderator
President
National Minority Supplier Development Council,
Houston Affiliate
Bio
Bridget Ross
Loan Officer
ACCION Texas
Bio
Winston Labbé
Vice President
Amegy Bank
Bio
Marlon D. Mitchell
Executive Director
Houston Business Development, Inc.
Bio
Jacqueline Taylor
Associate Region Director
University of Houston Small Business Development Center Network
Bio

San Antonio Perspectives

Speakers provide insights on how economic trends are affecting local entrepreneurs, resources available for local entrepreneurs and public policies that can support entrepreneurship.

 
Speakers and Moderators

Blake Hastings
Annie Uribe Turner
Margo Weisz
Sandra Zayas
Blake Hastings
Moderator
Vice President in Charge
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas,
San Antonio Branch
Bio
Annie Uribe Turner
Vice President and Business Banking Manager
Wells Fargo Bank
Bio
Margo Weisz
Executive Director
PeopleFund
Bio
Sandra Zayas
Corporate Trainer/Loan Officer
ACCION Texas
Bio