LaunchYourCity Partners for Entrepreneurial Citizenship Symposium on April 14


St. George’s Independent School announces the second in a series of educational symposiums titled “Entrepreneurial Citizenship: Responsibility, Civic Awareness, Engagement” and scheduled for April 14, 2012. Organized by St. George’s Independent School, and co-sponsored by LaunchYourCity and Memphis Bioworks Foundation, the symposium will feature dialogue and ideas about the importance of entrepreneurial citizenship in the 21st century, with local business, government, education, and environmental leaders as panelists.

The symposium is free and open to the public; online registration may be found at

The schedule and panelists are as follows:

  • OPENING SESSION – 9:30-10:00 AM Speaker TBA
  • SESSION 1 – 10:10-11:10 AM Business/Entrepreneurship Panel Panelists: Steven J. Bares, President & Executive Director, Memphis Bioworks Foundation; Demarcus Love, Co- Founder & President, ChooMoGo; Cameron Mann, Director, Memphis Music Resource Center; Gayle S. Rose, Principal Owner & CEO, Electronic Vaulting Services
  • SESSION 2 – 11:20 AM-12:20 PM Eco-preneurship/Environmental Panel Panelists: Josh Bell, Founder & President, IntoOutdoors Magazine; Matt Farr, Founder, EcoLaborate; Amelia Mayahi, Sustainability Coordinator, University of Memphis; Peter Schutt, Founder, Tennesee Wildlife Federation’s Great Outdoors University and National Wildlife Federation Volunteer of The Year
  • LUNCH Pre-purchased box lunches available
  • SESSION 3 – 1:15-2:15 PM Edu-preneurship/Education Panel Panelists: Tomeka Hart, President & CEO, Memphis Urban League; Jamal McCall, Executive Director, KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools; Ken Steorts, President, Visible Music College; Bill Taylor, President, St. George’s Independent School


  • SESSION 4 – 2:25-3:25 PM Civic Entrepreneurship/Political Panel Panelists: Andre K. Fowlkes, Co-President, LaunchYourCity Inc.; Kerry J. Hayes, Special Assistant for Research and Innovation, City of Memphis; Kevin J. Mireles, Found- er,