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Global Entrepreneurship Week embraces Penn State’s year around celebration of entrepreneurship.

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Tuesday, November 17 • 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Research to Start-Up

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Considering starting a company involving the commercialization of Penn State research, this is an excellent opportunity to come and discuss your ideas and get a brief introduction to the process.

This 90 minute overview shows Penn State faculty, researchers and grad students steps necessary to take research from the labs to starting, managing, and growing business.

At this brief meeting the following topics are included: 

  • a brief overview of Penn State’s intellectual property polices

  • an overview of key business issues to consider including how to better understand the market opportunity

  • a brief discussion on early stage financing – where to find funding

  • how to begin the commercialization process with Penn State and the Office of Technology Management (OTM) and when this is necessary

  • importance of filing an Invention Disclosure with Penn State

Who Should Attend?
Penn State faculty and researchers with an idea or product and interest in commercializing this research and starting a company.

Registration: Please visit sbdc.psu.edu/seminars. Preregistration is requested.


Don McCandless

Director of the TechCelerator@StateCollege, a partnership that supports technology start-ups and entrepreneurs with training, mentoring services, incubator space, loan and investment programs.  | | Work with small businesses in the Transformation Business Services Network in 10 counties in Central Pennsylvania. Sponsored by the Ben Franklin Partnership, the project provides operational assistance and business development expertise... Read More →

Maria Spencer

Business Consultant and Team Lead for Entrepreneurship, Penn State Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
Maria T. Spencer, MBA, is a business consultant and Team Lead for Entrepreneurship at the Penn State Small Business Development Center where she specializes in technology commercialization, manufacturing innovation and export trade development.  She has worked with hundreds of businesses and entrepreneurs on business and capital development, industrial efficiency initiatives, new product and workforce development efforts.Spencer has authored... Read More →

Tuesday November 17, 2015 6:00pm - 7:30pm
262 Willard Building University Park

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