How should universities support startups and local startup ecosystems? What will it take to create more collaboration between entrepreneurs and universities? When will we see more universities make an effort to create a "front door" for founders to walk through? All of these questions and more are answered on this episode of THTW with Dr. Anthony Hood, Director of Civic Innovation and tenured professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Hood is an entrepreneur, academic instructor, researcher, guest lecturer and community activist. He brings a truly holistic and unique perspective of the role universities should play when supporting their community's startups.