Inland Empire Innovation Ecosystem

presented by 

UCR Center for Social Innovation 

in partnership with

Blended Impact

Join us as we explore the local innovation Ecosystem in the Inland Empire, California. This report will include history, data, and assets that drive the IE innovation ecosystem with a look towards key investment areas and entrepreneurial support systems.

With Research Presented By:

Karthick Ramakrishnan | Director, UCR Center for Social Innovation

Gary Rettberg | Research Manger, UCR Center for Social Innovation

Stacy Cumberbatch | Managing Director, Blended Impact


Featuring Regional Commentary From:

Cecilia Estolano | CEO & Founder, Estolano Advisors

Matt Horton | Director, Milken Institute

Stephen Cheung | Chief Operating Officer, Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) 

Eric Eide | Director of Ecosystem Development, Alliance for Southern California

(moderated by Stacy Cumberbatch)

Rob Moran | Deputy Director, Riverside County Business & Community Services

Chris Gray | Director of Transportation & Planning, Western Riverside Council of Governments (WRCOG)

Dr. Michael Stull | Director, Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship (IECE)

David C. Pearson | UCR Riverside Office of Technology Partnerships

(moderated by Gary Rettberg)

Wednesday, April 21st, 2021