(SouthernAlpha) Start Co. has announced that Edward B. Montgomery, former White House Chief Economist and the current dean of the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University, will be the keynote speaker at the Summer of Acceleration Demo Day on August 21st.
Demo Day is the pinnacle for Start Co.’s 14-week startup training and mentoring program and will showcase 16 startup teams and their companies. Montgomery’s keynote will focus on the community impact of high-growth entrepreneurship and how it is key for communities such as Memphis.
“Economic growth and revitalization in today’s fast moving economy requires the deliberate and systematic development and nurturing of an entrepreneurial ecosystem,” said Montgomery. “Public private partnerships can play an important role in fostering and supporting startup companies from their earliest stages through to maturity.”
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