October 8 - 10, 2023
SEE YOU IN SALT LAKE CITY
Theme: Innovating for a Sustainable Future
UEDA Summit 2022 Sponsors and Exhibitors
Thank you to all sponsors and exhibitors for supporting the 2022 UEDA Summit. It is through the generous support of organizations, such as you, that UEDA is able to achieve its mission of delivering economic development innovation through engagement with higher education. Thanks for your continued support.
Elsevier’s Research Intelligence portfolio offers solutions to the most pressing challenges faced by researchers and research managers. We provide innovative services that improve your ability to establish, execute and evaluate research strategy and performance via rich data assets and metrics from tools such as SciVal, Pure, Scopus, Data Monitor, and custom analytical services.
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is a private, nonpartisan foundation based in Kansas City, Missouri, that seeks to build inclusive prosperity through a prepared workforce and entrepreneur-focused economic development. The Foundation uses its $3 billion in assets to change conditions, address root causes, and break down systemic barriers so that all people–regardless of race, gender, or geography –have the opportunity to achieve economic stability, mobility, and prosperity. Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.
The University of Texas at San Antonio
The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) is redefining higher education as a next-generation Hispanic-thriving university where students from all backgrounds can excel.
With a focus on student success and research excellence, UTSA is serving as a model for the urban-serving public universities of the future. Through the transformational learning experiences that we provide, UTSA is creating bold futures for our students, the citizens of San Antonio and beyond.
TrailBlaze Creative increases the competitiveness of nonprofits, businesses, and communities through image management. With expertise as marketing and communications strategists, we provide planning, management, and tactical support to organizations looking to embrace a growth mindset. We have a passion for creativity and strive to help those organizations who are working hard to make a difference.
Uniquely, TrailBlaze was formed at the request of our clients who were seeking a firm that a) places client needs first; b) establishes trust; c) embodies their brand; and d) provides creative strategic direction for sustainable organizational growth. We use these elements at the core of all of our client relationships.
We are honored to be UEDA’s Association Management firm.
BGSU Center for Regional Development (CRD)
The Bowling Green State University’s Center for Regional Development (CRD) partners with and convenes stakeholders from communities and organizations to enhance the economic vitality of Northwest Ohio. As an Economic Development Administration (EDA) University Center and a member of the State of Ohio Rural University Program, we are committed to sharing our economic and community development expertise and resources to help create a sustainable, inclusive, and resilient economy in our region.
Spark Sponsor + Ecosystem Technology Showcase
EcoMap centralizes information about the resources, organizations, people, and opportunities within any given ecosystem. From local business communities to complex university networks, EcoMap is the first platform built to power ecosystems of all types and sizes. Our mission is to make all ecosystems accessible, everywhere and anywhere.
Georgia Tech, Enterprise Innovation Institute
The Enterprise Innovation Institute, the Georgia Institute of Technology’s economic development unit, serves all of Georgia through services and programs that build and scale startups, grow business enterprises, and energize ecosystem builders. As the nation’s largest and most comprehensive university-based economic development organization, the Institute’s expertise and reach are global; its innovation, entrepreneurship, and ecosystem development programs serve governments, universities, nonprofits, and other organizations worldwide. In 2021, the Enterprise Innovation Institute served more than 15,500 businesses, communities, and entrepreneurs. Those clients reported startup investment capital exceeding $1.1 billion.
Kansas State University Innovation Partners
K-State Innovation Partners facilitates collaboration between Kansas State University, industry and communities through corporate engagement, technology commercialization and economic development.
Driven by innovation, this nationally unique organizational structure serves K-State, community partners and industry in one comprehensive unit. This allows for efficient intellectual property protection, economic opportunities and a consistent experience for partners.
As a service unit and partner, we are dedicated to collaboration with internal and external stakeholders to identify common goals and shared initiatives for the benefit of K-State, communities and the state of Kansas.
For more than 160 years, we have been committed to providing our clients with great service and powerful financial expertise to help them meet their financial goals. We are proud of our longstanding history of supporting not only our customers but also our communities, employees and shareholders.
WiFi Sponsor + Ecosystem Technology Showcase
Metopio provides ridiculously easy tools and curated, verified data so you can share, collaborate and make an impact. Having indicators to measure what matters and track them over time is critical in both the short and long-term for driving change and building resiliency in communities across the country.
Metopio’s innovative products provide a vital resource to your team and community stakeholders to inform better decision-making while also reducing the burden of fielding data requests. Most importantly, Metopio’s curated data is active and shareable, unlike static dashboards that are quickly outdated and make it nearly impossible for collaborators to engage with the data on their own.
From PhDs to community members, Metopio provides a way to access and effectively use data to make the world a better place and measure your impact.
Georgia Southern University
With more than 27,000 students, approximately 140 different degree programs, three campuses and a single vision of growing others, Georgia Southern University is already moving and ready for more. The historic brick streets or moss-dripping oak trees may make our picturesque campuses seem pristine, but there’s a lot of roll-up-your-sleeves work going on here. Research is focused on community impact. Teaching is focused on the students. And the students are focused on their future.
University of Iowa
The John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (Iowa JPEC) is the hub for entrepreneurship education and outreach at the University of Iowa. Iowa JPEC has been teaching entrepreneurs and supporting innovators across the state of Iowa for 25 years. Through training workshops, incubators, accelerators, competitions, and funding programs, we’ve inspired thousands of students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members to start their business in Iowa. Today, we’re committed to helping every entrepreneur, no matter their level of expertise, to start something great.
University of Wisconsin – Madison
The University of Wisconsin–Madison is a hub of education and innovation. UW-Madison’s $1.2 billion in research awards helps drive $15billion of economic impact annually to the state and includes the formation of over 400 startups. UW-Madison’s growing entrepreneurial ecosystem is supported by a diverse array of programs that work to transform ideas into discoveries and address real-world issues. Programs and resources to support commercialization include UW–Madison’s Discovery to Product, Office of Business Engagement, Weinert Center for Entrepreneurship, Small Business Development Center, and Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic, as well as the University Research Park and the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF). Taken together, the rich resources at UW–Madison encourage innovation and creativity to impact our state, our country, and our world.
VelocityTX was established in 2017 as a nonprofit organization and a subsidiary of the Texas Research & Technology Foundation (TRTF). TRTF and VelocityTX are working together on a collective vision to drive economic growth, a better quality of life, and a safer world through collaboration and innovation.
To help companies scale, VelocityTX built the first Innovation Center in the city’s near eastside to facilitate collaboration and the collision of ideas, drive innovation, and foster the entrepreneurial spirit. This 17,000 square foot state of the art facility brings together a like-minded community of people who want to change the world — innovators, thinkers, doers, connectors. Learn more
The Texas Research & Technology Foundation (TRTF) is San Antonio’s champion for delivering sustainable economic and community growth. We connect, develop, and fund innovative ventures that enhance our bioscience and technology ecosystem. Learn More
Students + Startups
The 80 | 20 Foundation
Founded in 2016, Students + Startups started as a partnership between San Antonio-based Trinity University, 80|20 Foundation and Geekdom. We have since expanded nationwide, and have connected 422 candidates to 138 startups and small businesses in San Antonio. Every year we strive to attract more applicants and company partners to continue to add value to the San Antonio economy and growing startup and small business community. Learn more
The 80|20 Foundation invests in San Antonio’s future by issuing grants to public charities that Attract, Grow, and Retain San Antonio’s future workforce and job-creating entrepreneurs. Learn More
Bexar County Economic & Community Development
Our mission is to grow our economy and strengthen our community. Our vision is to grow our economy and strengthen quality of life in Bexar County by developing our workforce, fostering local business partnerships and providing community resources for individuals and families in our community.
City of San Antonio
San Antonio is a model city for the new face of America—a diverse, progressive and globally competitive city with a solid vision for national and international economic development. In 2012, San Antonio was named an All-America City by the National Civic League.
East Stroudsburg University
East Stroudsburg University is a comprehensive university in northeastern Pennsylvania offering 58 undergraduate programs, 21 master’s programs and 2 doctoral programs.
ESU is one of the 14 institutions in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.
The University has 57 buildings located on 258 acres in the East Stroudsburg Borough and in Smithfield Township which include academic facilities, 6 residence halls (housing over 1600 students), a 1,000-seat dining hall, a student center and a recreation center. The Student Activity Association, Inc., owns Stony Acres, a 119-acre off-campus student recreation area near Marshalls Creek, that includes a lodge and a small lake.
The University of Texas at Dallas
UT Dallas is a top public university located in one of the nation’s fastest-growing metropolitan regions. Our seven schools offer more than 140 undergraduate and graduate programs, plus professional certificates and fast-track programs.
Created by bold visionaries and tech pioneers, UT Dallas has nurtured generations of innovators in its first 50 years. Our roots go back to the 1960s when the three founders of Texas Instruments established the Graduate Research Center of the Southwest as a source of advanced research and trained scientists to benefit the state and the nation. Our creativity and enterprising spirit has been — and will continue to be — UT Dallas’ guiding light.
EDOMarketPlace.net is your go-to resource for finding products and services for your economic development organization (EDO). Whether you’re an investment promotion agency, chamber of commerce, convention and visitors bureau, downtown development association, municipality or other group, this is the place to find the resources you need to carry out your mission.
University Economic Development Association
PO Box 97930
Pittsburgh, PA 15227