JHTV Presents ‘Lessons on Building an Urban Innovation Ecosystem’ at SXSW
On March 14, a crowd at South by Southwest (SXSW) got a glimpse into the transformative nature of innovation. Social Innovation Lab Director Darius Graham and FastForward Program Manager Megan Wahler’s presentation showed how innovation is revitalizing Baltimore, and how other communities can drive positive change within their communities.
The session, “Lessons on Building an Urban Innovation Ecosystem,” highlighted how Baltimore’s recent unrest inspired universities, companies, foundations and community organizations from across the city and state to double down on existing efforts to drive change in the city. Baltimore is now poised to emerge as a hub for innovation.
As Graham and Wahler shared Baltimore’s story, they provided takeaways from the efforts of Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures to empower the city’s entrepreneurs. With these tips, they set the session’s attendees on a path to drive change in their own communities through the construction of an inclusive innovation ecosystem.
Below see some pictures of our JHTV representatives at the event: