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Loyola to host Innovation and Entrepreneurship Blitz

Think Wrong Blitz - Future Partners

Loyola University Maryland and a select group of collaborators will gather for an Innovation and Entrepreneurship Blitz on November 2-3, 2017, to explore how the University can use its assets to engage with and support the entrepreneurial community of Baltimore.

The Blitz’s focus is to answer a broad challenge question, out of which ideas and action plans will be decided:

How might Loyola University Maryland use our unique assets in ways that enable entrepreneurs—and those who support them—to scale, grow and thrive in greater Baltimore while creating new engagement opportunities for Loyola faculty and students?

Blitzes are intense, fun, hands-on sessions, run by the firm Future Partners and its “Think Wrong” system to “produce a portfolio of small bets to create businesses that matter.”

“Think Wrong” is a next-generation design-thinking problem solving system used by disruptive organizations to conquer the status quo and do work that matters.

Loyola plans the following objectives for the Blitz:

Short term: 

  • Engage students and faculty at the University in a new process of innovation
  • Identify new ways the University might engage and support the entrepreneurial community of Baltimore

Long term:

  • Create a culture that encourages risk taking and learns from exploration and experimentation
  • Cultivate a student body—and faculty—that are equipped with innovation language, frameworks, tools, and techniques that can be used throughout their careers
  • Define a process for how the University can use its as¬sets to support problem-solving within—and with—the entrepreneurial community of Baltimore 

Thursday, November 2: 1–6 p.m.
Friday, November 3: 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.