Empower Summit Workshops: Entrepreneurship Track

Sep 19, 2019

Last Thursday, we announced confirmed workshops under our Communications, one of seven tracks at the Empower Summit. If you’ve ever wondered how you can amplify your voice in the media, whether it’s through publishing an op-ed, providing expert commentary, or conducting on-camera interview, you’ll have plenty to learn at the Empower Summit. 

This week, we are thrilled to announce our Entrepreneurship workshop track: 

  • From Ideas to Action: The Entrepreneurial Mindset
  • The Entrepreneur’s Climb: From Start-up to Titan
  • Transforming the Food Industry through Innovation: An Impossible Task?

Register at empower.councilka.org today to attend!


The Empower Summit will include 21 unique workshops, divided along seven tracks.

Check out our confirmed workshops under the Entrepreneurship track:

From Ideas to Action: The Entrepreneurial Mindset. Ever come up with a great idea, not acted on it, and then saw someone else make it happen? Learn what it takes to convert ideas into action by thinking like an entrepreneur to find solutions where others may just see problems. Speakers include Jim Chung, Associate Vice President for Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, George Washington University; Ji Mi Choi, Associate Vice President, Knowledge Enterprise Development, Arizona State University; and David Choi, Professor and Director of the Fred Kiesner Center for Entrepreneurship, Loyola Marymount University.

The Entrepreneur’s Climb: From Start-up to Titans. How have some of the most successful KA entrepreneurs started their companies? What are challenges and obstacles in starting and growing any business? What are do's and don't in pursuing a career in business or entrepreneurship? Our panelists will explore these questions. Speakers include Michael Yang, Founder & CEO of Michael Yang Capital Management, LLC; Tim Hwang, Founder & CEO of FiscalNote; Carol Choi, Founder of United Exchange Corp; and Saeju Jeong, CEO & Co-Founder, Noom.

Transforming the Food Industry through Innovation: An Impossible Task? We all have a love affair with food. It’s an everyday part our lives. Meat-eaters crave meat for nearly every meal in nearly every culture. Meat is perhaps the world’s largest growth industry, growing per capita in developing economies as an aspirational item and growing in absolute terms in developed economies like the US. But we can’t satiate the global demand for meat by making it the same way. We simply lack the land and water. Join David Lee, CFO of Impossible Foods, for a conversation on how innovation can transform the food industry and also save the planet.


Additionally, be sure to catch Tony Lee, Partner at McKinsey & Company, during our plenary sessions on Saturday, November 2.

Tony will be sharing perspectives on Asian advancement in the workplace, supported by findings from their latest Women in the Workplace report, a study conducted by McKinsey in partnership with LeanIn.org that assesses data on gender diversity by companies employing more than 13 million people.

Next week, we will announce workshops under our Civic Engagement track and other confirmed special speakers. 


Click here for more information and register today!

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