BioHio Innovation Seminar Series kicks off Oct. 16: ‘Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Higher Education’

CFAES Dean Bruce McPheron, OARDC Director Steve Slack and BioHio President/CEO Shauna Brummet invite you to the kick off of the BioHio Innovation Seminar Series. Bimonthly events are planned focusing on innovation and entrepreneurship strategies, capabilities and successes with speakers drawn from successful schools and businesses and highlighting Ohio State events, capabilities and tools.

Please join the kick-off event with Judith Cone on Friday, Oct. 16. The seminar will be held from 10-11 a.m. in 130 Research Services Building in Wooster and will be video-linked to 140G Agricultural Administration Building in Columbus. Please register to attend at

There will be opportunities for faculty, students and staff to meet with Cone before and after the seminar. A student lunch is planned with her in Wooster; please contact Betty Aylsworth,, if interested in joining the lunch.

About the speaker

Cone is the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s special assistant to the chancellor for innovation and entrepreneurship, interim vice chancellor of commercialization and economic development, and interim director of the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise. She leads the campus in strengthening a university-wide culture of innovation and entrepreneurship so that Carolina is a place where innovators thrive. The university is committed to making an impact on the lives of people in North Carolina and around the world.

Before coming to UNC, Cone served as vice president of emerging strategies and entrepreneurship at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, capping a 15-year career with the foundation. During her tenure, she led many of the foundation’s signature education and entrepreneurship initiatives and programs, including a business startup training program that has been used worldwide by millions of entrepreneurs; an award-winning Web resource for entrepreneurs; and the Kauffman Campuses Initiative, which has transformed the culture on university campuses by making entrepreneurship education accessible to students and faculty across all fields of study. As global ambassador for the Kauffman Foundation, Cone worked with leaders around the world to help transform economies and was a sought-after speaker on the topic of entrepreneurship.