Wrighton to speak in Denver June 13 on innovation and entrepreneurship

Washington University in St. Louis Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton will speak in Denver June 13 about the critical role research universities play in creating positive economic growth.

Mark S. Wrighton

“Innovation and Entrepreneurship: How Research Universities Foster
Economic Development” is free and open to the public.

The talk will take place at 8 a.m. Thursday, June 13, at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science Ricketson Auditorium. Registration and breakfast begin at 7:30 a.m.

The event is presented by Washington University in St. Louis in partnership with the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce.

For more than a half century research universities in America, including
Washington University, have contributed to economic advances. Many of these advances stem from the large federal investment in science, engineering, and biomedical research. But success in a region also depends on building an “ecosystem” for development of new enterprises.

“Innovation and entrepreneurship are key to economic growth surrounding a research university,” Wrighton says. “Innovators and entrepreneurs can be encouraged and supported at research universities through proactive engagement with the regional ecosystem, and through advanced educational programs like the Executive MBA degree program at Washington University.”

This September, Washington University will begin offering its top tier 20-month Executive MBA program in Denver. For more information on the Denver EMBA program, visit news.wustl.edu/news/Pages/24966.aspx.

For more information on Wrighton’s talk, call (303) 820-EMBA.