Keynote Speaker:

Philip Gaskin

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Philip Gaskin is a senior director of Entrepreneurship for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, where he leads the strategic implementation and execution of the Kauffman entrepreneurship strategy across the new entrepreneurial learning, ecosystems, entrepreneur support organizations, policy, and knowledge creation and research programs and initiatives. Gaskin also oversees Kauffman’s inclusive entrepreneurship efforts charged with executing the Foundation’s Zero Barriers national strategy of removing systemic barriers to startup and success for entrepreneurs and their communities to increase rates of entrepreneurial activity. He is responsible for the strategic planning, grants process, budgeting, and operations of the Entrepreneurship department as a whole.

Event Partners

Ice Miller's emerging companies team has deep experience in the legal issues that are critical to growth and success such as entity formation, capitalization, capital raising, intellectual property rights and protection, growth and exit strategies, corporate governance, tax matters and employee incentive compensation arrangements.

Irwin IP was founded in 2014 by Barry Irwin, a 27-year veteran of high-stakes intellectual property litigation. Barry is a “double domer” and currently an adjunct professor at the Notre Dame Law School. Irwin IP provides premium, efficient, and ethical advocacy and represents a wide variety of clients, from small start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. Please visit for more information.


Innovation Rally Event Registration - Oct. 11, 2019 - WEB

Innovation Rally Event Registration - Oct. 11, 2019 - WEB

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