Millennials are on track to be the most educated, the most connected, and the most wired generation, with a bent for entrepreneurship and service. Evidence shows that Millennials may represent the tipping point generation in America, whose preferences and priorities are setting the direction for public and private life over the decades ahead. They are, by far, the most diverse generation in American history, with non-whites comprising about 40 percent. Richmond, VA has become a hub for Millennials and millennial entrepreneurs; the city's open and collaborative business climate has turned it into a unique entrepreneurship incubator. In this event, government officials, entrepreneurs, and Millennials themselves shared insights on how this influential generation is choosing to pursue impactful careers.
3:00pm Opening Remarks: Tim Hartman, CEO, Atlantic Media’s Washington Divisions
3:05pm Opening Remarks: Fred Humphries, Vice President, U.S. Government Affairs, Microsoft
3:10pm Opening Remarks: Dr. Edward Ayers, President, University of Richmond
3:15pm Keynote Interview: Senator Tim Kaine
3:50pm Panel Discussion: Entrepreneurship for the Startup Generation
4:20pm Panel Discussion: Starting by Serving: Millennials and National Service
4:55pm Panel Discussion: What Do Students Think?
5:05pm Closing remarks: Tim Hartman, CEO, Atlantic Media’s Washington Divisions
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