HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL CLUB OF SOUTH FLORIDA
Cordially invites to:
What We Need Are More Inventors and Builders
Professor Mitchell Weiss
Senior Lecturer of Business Administration
Amidst all the hand-wringing and head scratching at stagnant government, there is, if you look to see it, also a new wave of energy. Leaders within private startups and public agencies, in this country and abroad, and for every level of government, are inventing new ways of transforming perhaps our oldest industry. They are partnering to do the people’s work, more flexibly, faster, and more openly.
Mitch Weiss will describe this surge of public entrepreneurship, its opportunities, its strategies, and some of its challenges for business and government leaders. He will pull lessons from his own experience founding startups within government, including the country’s first Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics; Boston’s Innovation District; and the One Fund Boston, which was established less than 24 hours after the Boston Marathon Bombings and channeled more than $60 million to survivors and the families of the victims in just 75 days. He will also draw from new efforts at public entrepreneurship across the country and around the globe, ranging from bike-share in Paris to biometrics in India.
And he will share reflections from his new elective course at Harvard Business School and what it might mean for all of us if a new generation of MBA’s take the tools of public entrepreneurship into technology companies, venture firms, and government itself.
Location: 600 Brickell Avenue, 16th Floor, Miami, FL 33131
Date: Wednesday, March 18, 2015
- 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Registration and networking
- 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm: Presentation and Q&As
- 8:00pm – 8:30 pm: Networking
Cost of this event:
- HBS Club of South Florida and one guest: $15 per person
- Harvard Club of Miami members and one guest: $15 per person
- Government and non profit organization employees: $20 per person (Must register with .gov or .org email address)
- Non-members/Additional guests: $30 per person
- Refreshments and snacks will be provided.
Validated self parking is $10. Self parking entrance is on a private street south of Brickell Avenue with access from 6th Street or 7th Street.
Event is sponsored by Brickell Link & Private Advising Group
If you have any questions or encounter any difficulties registering, please contact Alexi Upchurch, Club Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org