In this special double-feature episode, we hold two separate panels with two pairs of experts. First, Oliver Schlake, Clinical Professor at Robert H. Smith School of Business; and Jack McDougle, president and CEO of the GWBT, discuss how to grow the region’s economy through new technology and product-oriented business. Next, Ed Bersoff, serial entrepreneur and angel investor; and Tami Howie, partner at DLA Piper and former CEO of Maryland Tech Council, discuss how the Tandem Product Academy works to spur innovation in the D.C. area.
Finding qualified employees is still a challenge for employers in the region.
“The critical issue right now is the big gap we have between a high school diploma and a university diploma,” said Oliver Schlake, clinical professor at the Smith School of Business in Maryland.
Some entrepreneurs don’t always realize is that innovation isn’t simply having a good idea, it’s doing the work to make it happen.