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  • Identifying Obstacles
  • Generating Ideas
  • Proposing Solutions
Today’s economic challenges call for renewed attention to innovation and entrepreneurship to spur economic growth, create jobs, and ensure global competitiveness. Given the urgent need for civil discourse and healthy debate about these issues, the Jefferson Innovation Forum promotes broad and impactful exchange among our nation’s leaders. Initiated by the Jefferson Innovation Summit :: 2011, the Forum incorporates action-oriented events, tailored research, and focused dialogue to move these discussions forward.

Building on the results of the inaugural Summit in 2011, The Jefferson Innovation Summit for the Commonwealth, hosted by the Batten Institute in partnership with the Office of the Governor of Virginia in September 2012, convened a diverse and influential group of sixty policymakers, entrepreneurs, executives, and thought leaders to discuss how to create and sustain a society of entrepreneurs and innovators in Virginia.

Past Summit Delegates
  • Crystal Icenhour
    Phthisis Diagnostics
    Frank Ruff
    15th District of Virginia
    Lisa Hicks-Thomas
    Commonwealth of Virginia
    Donna Harris
    Startup America Partnership
  • Ed Rogers
    Clean Energy Research & Development Center
    Jonathan Aberman
    James Cheng
    Commonwealth of Virginia
    Bobbie Kilberg
    Northern Virginia Technology Council
  • Mark Seale
    Blue Ridge Produce
    Karen Booth Adams
    Hot Technology Holdings
    Jasen Eige
    Commonwealth of Virginia
    Steven Chen
    Totus Strategic Partners
  • Bob Sledd
    Commonwealth of Virginia
    John Glynn
    Glynn Ventures
    Dendy Young
    McLean Capital, LLC
    David Lucien
    Center for Innovative Technology
  • Todd Haymore
    Commonwealth of Virginia
    Jack Biddle
    North Bridge Venture Partners
    Susan King Roth
    Virginia Commonwealth University
    Robert Hurt
    5th District of Virginia
  • Laura Fornash
    Commonwealth of Virginia
    Allyson Rothrock
    The Harvest Foundation
    Gregory Fairchild
    Darden School of Business
    Jonathan Ortmans
    Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
  • John Rothenberger
    Strategic Enterprise Solutions
    Ralph Cohen
    American Shakespeare Center
    Karl Stauber
    Danville Regional Foundation
    James Murray, Jr.
    Court Square Ventures
  • Philippe Sommer
    Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership
    Don Rainey
    Grotech Ventures
    John Backus
    New Atlantic Ventures
    Michael Papay
    Northrop Grumman Information Systems
  • Thomas Bowden
    Integrity Broadband Networks
    Tonya Mallory
    Health Diagnostic Laboratory Inc.
    Glen DuBois
    Virginia Community College System
    Ted Zoller
    UNC at Chapel Hill
  • Douglas Muir
    Muir & Associates, Inc.
    Anup Ghosh
    Michel Zajur
    Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce System
    Martin Kent
    Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Robby Demeria
    John Serafini
    Allied Minds
    Martin Chapman
    Indoor Biotechnologies Inc.
    Jean Clary Bagley
    Century 21 Clary
  • Barbara Comstock
    34th District of Virginia
    Toan Nguyen
    C’ville Coffee
    William Murray
    Pamela Gavin
    Gavin Law Offices, PLC
  • Theodore Chandler
    New Richmond Ventures
    Gary McCollum
    Cox Communications, Inc.
    Frank DiGiammarino
    Amazon Web Services
    Karl Sanchack
    Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • John Stacey, Jr.
    The Stacey Group
    Dali Ma
    Drexel University
    Bruce Kelley
    The Martin Agency
    William McDonough
    McDonough Advisors
  • Robin Fray Carey
    Social Media Today
    Trip Davis
    Ntiedo Etuk
    Frank Genovese
    The Rothbury Corporation
  • William Hawkins
    Edward Hess
    Darden School of Business
    Sonja Hoel Perkins
    Menlo Ventures
    Saras Sarasvathy
    Darden School of Business
  • Jigar Shah
    The Carbon War Room
    Brian Trelstad
    Acumen Fund
    BIll Davidow
    Mohr Davidow Ventures
    Scott Case
    Startup America Partnership
  • Thomas Skalak
    University of Virginia
    John Abele
    Boston Scientific
    Pam Iorio
    Tampa, Florida
    John Elstrott
    Levy-Rosenblum Institute for Entrepreneurship
  • Robert Litan
    Kauffman Foundation
    Brookings Institution
    Allison Cryor
    King Street Wireless
    Don King
    Deutsche Asset Management
    Harry Rein
    Foundation Medical Partners
  • Linda Goldstein
    Original Artists
    Roger Werner
    Speedvision and OLN Networks
    Former CEO
    Lyons Brown
    Altamar Brands
    Founder & CEO
    Daniel Pink
    Drive & A Whole New Mind
  • John Rogers, Jr.
    Local Motors
    CEO & Co-Founder
    Mary Tripsas
    Harvard Business School
    Associate Professor
    Gene Lockhart
    Berenson & Company
    Senior Advisor
    John Casteen
    University of Virginia
    Professor and President Emeritus
  • Mark Crowell
    University of Virginia
    Executive Director for Innovation Partnerships & Commercialization
    Albe Zakes
    Terracycle, Inc
    Global VP
    Robert Bruner
    Darden School of Business
    Leslie Bowman
    Thomas Jefferson Foundation
  • Frank Batten, Jr.
    Landmark Media Enterprises
    CEO & Chairman