MIT Club & Harvard Club of MN to host Scott Stern, Chair, Technology Innovation, MIT Sloan, and Sarah Jane Maxted, Research Manager, Harvard Business School Institute for Strategy


Marquette Place
1314 S. Marquette Ave.
Minneapolis, Minnesota


$25 at the door

Drinks and heavy hors d'oeuvres will be served.


Register By Email

Deadline: 9/26/2014


6:00 PM-7:00 PM: Presentation

7:00 PM-8:00 PM: Q&A

Speaker Profiles

Scott Stern (Speaker)
David Sarnoff Professor of Management and Chair of the Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management Group, MIT Sloan School of Management

Scott Stern is the David Sarnoff Professor of Management and Chair of the Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management Group at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Stern explores how innovation and entrepreneurship differ from more traditional economic activities, and the consequences of these differences for strategy and policy. His research in the economics of innovation and entrepreneurship focuses on entrepreneurial strategy, innovation-driven entrepreneurial ecosystems, and innovation policy and management. Recent studies include the impact of clusters on entrepreneurship, the role of institutions in shaping the accumulation of scientific and technical knowledge, and the drivers and consequences of entrepreneurial strategy. He has worked widely with practitioners in bridging the gap between academic research and the practice of innovation and entrepreneurship. This includes advising start-ups and other growth firms in the area of entrepreneurial strategy, as well as working with governments and other stakeholders on policy issues related to competitiveness and regional performance. In recent years, Stern has developed a popular new MIT Sloan elective, Entrepreneurial Strategy, co-founded the MIT Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program, advised the development of the Social Progress Index and served as the lead MIT investigator on the US Cluster Mapping Project. Stern started his career at MIT, where he worked from 1995 to 2001. Before returning to MIT in 2009, he held positions as a professor at the Kellogg School of Management and as a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. Stern is the director and co-founder of the Innovation Policy Working Group at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Stern holds a BA in economics from New York University and a PhD in economics from Stanford University.

Sarah Jane Maxted (Speaker)
Research Manager, Harvard's Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness

Sarah Jane Maxted is a Research Manager at Harvard's Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness (ISC) focusing on clusters and regional economic growth. She has a diverse background in energy ranging from energy policy to clean energy technology commercialization. Previously, she worked at Deloitte Consulting where she focused on the DOE and its 17 National Laboratories. She focused on industrial partnerships, tech transfer, and innovation. She also worked for the U.S. DOE


Ann Marie 
Twin Cities Alumni Network (TCAN)