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The Entrepreneurship Landscape And Resources

Wednesday, December 7 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am • Organized By BioKansas
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Melissa Roberts Chapman

Associate Director For Entrepreneurship &Innovation

Federation of American Scientists


Melissa Roberts Chapman serves as the Associate Director for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at the Federation of American Scientists (FAS). She’s worked at the nexus of policy, entrepreneurship, innovation, and economic development throughout her career. Prior to joining FAS, Melissa was a Senior Program Officer at the Kauffman Foundation, leading a grantmaking team focused on building more inclusive, collaborative, and vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystems in the Heartland. Passionate about centering equity in her work, and building a future in which geography has no impact on the opportunities, she is deeply involved in her community with leadership roles in entrepreneurship support organizations, starting her own business, leading coalition-building efforts, and managing political campaigns.

She is an ecosystem builder and entrepreneur, and a proud native of Kansas City.

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