Innovation Summit 2022 Agenda



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General Session

8:15am – Registration Opens

8:50am – 9:05am – Welcome Remarks – Granite Ballroom

9:05am – 9:35am – Keynote Presentation – Sponsored by

C.A. Webb, Innovative Ecosystem Leader and Platform Builder. Former President Kendall Square Association and New England Venture Capital Association, Co-Founder Underscore VC

C.A. Webb builds communities that work. For 25 years, she has ushered in technological and social transformation in emergent and rapidly changing industries by creating innovative and inclusive technology and social platforms.

C.A. reinvented and scaled innovation community platforms at the Kendall Square Association and the New England Venture Capital Association, built and launched a venture capital fund (Underscore), co-founded a foundation (Trinity Boston Foundation), and designed original and impactful marketing programs and products at Whole Foods Market, Preserve,, and Fast Company magazine.

Currently, C.A. partners with founders and chief executives driving transformational change working with clients such as global design and innovation firm IDEO and web3 rare disease drug discovery company Vibe Bio.

C.A. is a graduate of Wellesley College and serves on the boards of The Boston Foundation and MassRobotics and is a member of the Eastern Bank Board of Ambassadors. C.A. has been named “one of the 100 Most Influential People in Boston” by Boston Magazine and an “Innovation All Star” by the Boston Business Journal.

9:40am – 10:10am – Industries Shaping New Hampshire’s Future

Moderator: Jeremy Hitchcock, Founder/Partner, New North Ventures

  • ARMI, Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute – Julie Lenzer, Chief Innovation Officer, ARMI
  • Offshore Wind –  Sam Evans-Brown, Executive Director, Clean Energy NH
  • New Space Economy – Jeromy Grimmett, Founder & CEO, Rogue Space Systems

10:10am – 10:40am – Creating a Vibrant Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Moderator: Christina Ferrari, Bernstein Shur

10:40am – 11:15am – Networking Coffee Break

Track 1: Industries to Shape and Grow New Hampshire

Track 1 is Sponsored by

Granite Ballroom

11:15am – 11:45am – How $44 million will change New Hampshire’s future – Julie Lenzer, Chief Innovation Officer, ARMI

11:45am – 12:15pm – Transportation infrastructure to support future technology – Ted Kitchens, Airport Director, Manchester Boston-Regional Airport

Track 2: BioMed Tech – Personalized Medicine

Pierce Room

Personalized medicine is a trend that is impacting companies locally and globally. Rapid innovation in this space is forcing innovation in regulatory pathways and reimbursement but at a much slower rate. We’ll hear from experts in regulation, reimbursement and health economics who will provide an overview of the trends in these three areas.  In the afternoon session we will have roundtable discussions focused in these three areas to dive deeper into these topics where attendees will be able to participate in small group discussions.

11:15am – 11:35am – Regulations – Richard McFarland, Chief Regulatory Officer, ARMI

11:35am – 11:55am – Reimbursement – Andrew Osterman, Founder & CEO, PatientsPrecise

11:55am – 12:15pm – Healthcare Economics – Bradley Herring, PhD, McKerley Professor, Economics Department, Paul College of Business, UNH

Track 3: Startups

Webster Room

11:15am – 12:15pm – Lessons Learned from Startups

Every startup executive has navigated through a variety of challenges. Our panelists will talk through some of the challenges they have faced and how they made it through to the other side.  After the panel discussion there will be time for Q&A from the audience.

12:15pm – 1:15pm – Lunch – Granite Ballroom

General Session – Granite Ballroom

1:15pm – 1:45pm – Beyond the Talent Pipeline: How higher education is evolving to support businesses

1:50pm – 2:20pm Startup Showcase – Hear from early stage startups about new and innovative products coming from New Hampshire

Moderator: Matt Benson, Sheehan Phinney

Track 1: Industries and Technology to Shape and Grow New Hampshire

Granite Ballroom

2:25pm – 2:55pm – New Space Economy and the Opportunities for New Hampshire – Jeromy Grimmett, Founder & CEO, Rogue Space Systems

2:55pm – 3:05pm – Unlocking Innovation with Communication Networks

3:05pm – 3:45pm -Cross-Border Innovation: Why you should consider Canada – Sponsored by:

This panel will discuss the importance of cross-border innovation from the perspective of three companies of different sizes and in different sectors. In order to grow their businesses, taking a global approach is advantageous, with Canada being a great solution for talent, R&D, and logistics.

Track 2: BioMed Tech – Personalized Medicine

Pierce Room

2:25pm – 3:45pm – Roundtable discussions lead by:

  • Regulations: Amaris Ajamil, Director of Quality & Regulatory Affairs, Simbex
  • Reimbursement: Heather Lavoie, CEO, Illume Advisors
  • Healthcare Economics: Bradley Herring, PhD, McKerley Professor, Economics Department, Paul College of Business, UNH

Track 3: Startups

Webster Room

2:25pm – 3:45pm – Trends and Needs in the New Hampshire Startup Community

This will be an interactive session where attendees will be able to participate in a group discussion about the specific needs and trends of the startup community in New Hampshire.

Moderator: Hunter Steadley, Lake Street Advisors

3:45pm – 4:15pm – Networking Coffee Break

General Session – Granite Ballroom

4:15pm – 4:45pm – Past Entrepreneur of the Year Panel

Moderator: Paul Mailhot, COO, Big Network

Rajesh Nair, Founder & CEO, EnCube Labs

Eric Soederberg, President & CEO, Sunrise Labs

Bob Goldstein, CEO Coach & Executive Advisor, Double Digits Advisory Services

4:45pm – 4:55pm – Presentation of the 2022 Entrepreneur of the Year Award to Ryan Barton, Founder/CEO, Mainstay Technologies

5:00pm – 6:00pm – Cocktail Reception