Innovation Engagement Speaker Series

Please note that the February 8th session has been rescheduled to March 22nd. View the updated schedule below.

The Innovation Engagement Speaker Series at Jefferson is aimed at uncovering several aspects of innovation as it is developing at Jefferson and beyond. The focus includes local, regional and national perspectives, with topics ranging from start-up challenges, innovation across healthcare, venture capital, and prototype generation. The series  exposes participants to opportunities that are emerging in their respective areas. Whether a clinician, researcher, nascent inventor, entrepreneur or just a curious mind, attendees will walk away with something of value!

Bookmark this link to watch the 2018 Spring Engagement Speaker Series as event takes place

The 2018 series kicks off on Thursday, January 25th and runs every Thursday until April 12th.  Catch us in 901 Walnut Street in the main lobby. Lunch will be served.

2018 Lineup

Anthony Coletta

January 25, 2018
Disruption of Healthcare: The Challenge and the Opportunity

Anthony Coletta, MD, MBA
Executive Vice President and President, Facilitated Health Networks, Independence Blue Cross

Jeff Marrazzo

February 01, 2018
Beating the Odds: Building a Wildly Successful Biotech Startup

Jeff Marrazzo
Co-Founder and CEO
Spark Therapeutics

has been RESCHEDULED to MARCH 22nd

See you at the Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl Parade

Ellen & Kyle

February 15, 2018
Intellectual Property and Early Corporate Concerns: How to "Copilot" Your Way to Success

Ellen Grady, Kyle Vos Strache
Cozen O'Connor

Mike Leonard

February 22, 2018
Designedly Yours: Jefferson East Falls

Michael Leonard, MAEd, IDSA
Dean, School of Design and Engineering
Thomas Jefferson University (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University)

Scott Nissenbaum

March 08, 2018
Evolving Ben: Joining Forces for Growth

Scott Nissenbaum
Chief Investment Officer
Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania

Harold Epps & Matt Cabrey

March 15, 2018
Navigating Amazon: Bushwhacking Through the War Room

Harold Epps & Matt Cabrey
Director of Commerce and Executive Director
Select Greater Philadelphia

Nick Siciliano

March 22, 2018 (Rescheduled from February 8th)
The Newco and the Vision:  Powering Through the Challenges

Nicholas Siciliano, PhD
Jefferson Alum
CEO, Invisible Sentinel, Inc

Athena Karp

March 29, 2018
Artificial Intelligence: Powering the Future of Work

Athena Karp
Founder and CEO

Joe Devine

April 05, 2018
Kennedy & Jefferson: Innovation Better Together

Joseph W. Devine, FACHE
President New Jersey Division. Executive Vice President of Hospital
& Health Services
Jefferson Health

Barbara Schilberg

April 12, 2018
Angel Seed and Venture Capital: A 2018 Snapshot

Barbara Schilberg

Recordings & Archive

Did you miss a session? Want to re-watch your favorite speaker? Sessions from 2017 and 2016 are available on the Jefferson Innovation YouTube channel.


Photos from all of our events are posted to our Innovation Engagement Flickr page.

Follow on Twitter: @JeffInnovation