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1:30 – 2:00 pm

Guest Arrival/Registration

2:15 – 2:20 pm

Opening Remarks
Maribel La Luz, Director of External Affairs, Department of Economic & Community Development
Kerwin Kofi Charles, Dean, Yale School of Management

2:20– 2:25 pm

Justin Elicker, Mayor, City of New Haven

2:25 – 2:30 pm

Alexandra Daum, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Economic & Community Development

2:30 – 3:15 pm

“Entrepreneurship & Business Formation in Post-Pandemic CT”
Moderated by Radenka Maric, President, UConn
Mark Kilpatrick, Founder, Affinity Esports, Maria Lino, Principal, The Latino Way, Shellena Pitterson, Owner, Orchid Maids Cleaning Service, Jose Fernandez, Co-Owner, Mi Gusto Restaurant & Bar

3:20– 4:00 pm

“CT MythBusters”
Intro by Unlocking Connecticut, Digital Content Creators, Moderated by John Bourdeaux, President, AdvanceCT, Jonathan Cesaretti, Principal at Crowe, Martin Mackay, Co-Founder & CEO RallyBio, Brenda S. Mierzejewski, CEO & Founder, MIZZI COSMETICS

4:00 – 4:15 pm

Phone Charging Break

4:15– 4:17 pm

Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, Sr. Associate Dean, Yale School of Management

4:17 – 4:27 pm

Ned Lamont, Governor, State of Connecticut

4:27 – 4:42 pm

Kevin Graney, President, General Dynamics Electric Boat
David Lehman, Commissioner of the Department of Economic and Community Development

4:45 – 5:30 pm

“Workforce 2022”
Moderated by Terrence Cheng, President, CSCU, Genevive Walker, CEO & President, Connecticut Center for Arts & Technology, Jacqueline Gallo Ruggiero, COO, Whitcraft Group, Ed Lovely, Vice President, Enterprise Performance Management, IBM

5:30 – 5:35 pm

Closing Remarks
Paul O. Robertson, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Economic & Community Development

5:30 – 6:30 pm

Grab & Go and Marketplace

5:30 – 6:30 pm

VIP Reception (Invite Only)