Upcoming Webinars

SSTI Webinars are a great way to keep up on the major issues and initiatives impacting technology-based economic development. The live interactive webinars provide a convenient and cost-effective platform to learn about new approaches and tools that can help you in your work. This informative and educational webinar series is hosted by SSTI staff, thought leaders and colleagues from around the country with relevant experience and knowledge.

What to Expect

  • In-depth examinations of current state and regional approaches to financing startup companies, crowdfunding and commercializing university research, among others;
  • Strategies for successful economic transformation through intelligent, strategic investments in tech-based economic development; and,
  • Stimulating dialogue and thought-provoking exchange among your peers from across the country.

Upcoming Webinars

Building an Innovation Network in Rural Areas

Rural areas face unique challenges in their economic development efforts. Tune in to this joint webinar between SSTI and the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) to learn about winning strategies and key elements to consider when creating an innovation network to strengthen your economy. Our panel of experts will share their lessons on developing partnerships and growing innovative collaborations to strengthen communities in rural areas, with a segment on agricultural outreach as well.


  • Stephanie Cook, Idaho National Laboratory’s manager of Technology Based Economic Development and Technical Assistance Programs
  • Dan Ripke, past director of the Center for Economic Development, California State University, Chico, and current board president of the University Economic Development Association
  • Jay Olsen, director of agriculture and farm business management at Snow College and chair of the Rural Community College Alliance agriculture group

Date: Wednesday, August 29
Time: 3:00 p.m. EDT
Cost: Free for SSTI and NACCE members (contact rittenberg@ssti.org for code) and $69 for non-members
Registration: Register here

SSTI members receive at least one free webinar per year. Contact Jason Rittenberg (rittenberg@ssti.org | 614-901-1690) to access your complimentary registration.