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Thursday, October 29
 

11:15am

Penn State Harrisburg Student Entrepreneur Club
Come Join us for our Second Interest meeting on Entrepreneurship andsee what wonders you can do with your Ideas!!!We Encourage anyone with a Passion for Entrepreneurship and Business to come, attend our meeting, and we will help you take your ideas to the next level.

Moderators
KM

Kevin M. Harter

Professor of Practice, Entrepreneurship | Director, Center for Entrepreneurship | Penn State Harrisburg | Educational Activities Building Room 205 | 777 W. Harrisburg Pike | Middletown, PA 17057


Thursday October 29, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
Olmstead E244 Penn State Harrisburg
 
Monday, November 2
 

10:00am

CBICC Expo--Better Together: The Enormous Impact of Local Partnerships, presented by Big Spring Spirits, Tait Farm Foods and Harrison’s Wine Grill & Catering

Moderators
CO

Chamber of Business and Industry Centre County

Welcome to the CBICC |   The Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County is a membership organization comprising business of all sizes and from a variety of industry sectors, as well as nonprofit agencies and academic institutions. The CBICC is the champion of economic development and business growth in Centre County, and with close to 1,000 members, the largest organization representing businesses throughout  central... Read More →

 
Thursday, November 5
 

11:15am

Penn State Harrisburg Student Entrepreneur Club
Come Join us for our Second Interest meeting on Entrepreneurship andsee what wonders you can do with your Ideas!!!We Encourage anyone with a Passion for Entrepreneurship and Business to come, attend our meeting, and we will help you take your ideas to the next level.

Moderators
KM

Kevin M. Harter

Professor of Practice, Entrepreneurship | Director, Center for Entrepreneurship | Penn State Harrisburg | Educational Activities Building Room 205 | 777 W. Harrisburg Pike | Middletown, PA 17057

Thursday November 5, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
TBA
 
Friday, November 6
 

5:00pm

Elevator Pitch Competition sponsored by the Penn State Harrisburg Business Management Club
All majors encouraged to submit. Submit as an individual or team  Prizes awarded to top finalists


  • Executive Summary: Provide an executive summary (approximately 750 words)with a purpose, analysis of your product/service andconclusion

  • Candidate Evaluation:- innovativeness- feasibility- effectiveness of presentation

  • Submission Deadline:November 2, 2015

  • Presentation:3-4 minute pitch



facebook.com/PennStateBMC



Friday November 6, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm
TBA

5:30pm

3 Day Start-up
3 Day Startup (3DS) is a hands-on workshop where 40 students will pitch ideas, form teams and start the foundations of companies by the end of the weekend. The weekend is run by 3 Day Startup, a non-profit from Austin, Texas that has held similar events at 60 different schools in 18 different countries.

Friday November 6, 2015 5:30pm - Sunday November 8, 2015 6:00pm
Forest Resources Building University Park
 
Saturday, November 7
 

3:00pm

HackPSU
A hackathon is a timed event in which programmers come together to compete for prizes by building the most interesting, innovative, or impressive thing they can during that time frame. HackPSU is the official Penn State hackathon organized and run by Innoblue Entrepreneurship and the newly developed organization, Penn State Developer Network (DevNet).


Moderators
Saturday November 7, 2015 3:00pm - Sunday November 8, 2015 5:00pm
113 IST Building (Cybertorium) University Park
 
Monday, November 9
 

8:00am

GEW Selfie Challenge (12 days) at Penn State Altoona
The Global Entrepreneurship Week Selfie Challenge runs from November 9 – 20. The Challenge introduces students to the entrepreneurial resources available on and off campus.
Find one of the following destinations or resources:




  • A local business owner who started their own business 

  • A professor who teaches about entrepreneurship 

  • An incubator with a flyer about a campus entrepreneurship competition 

  • A Facebook page about a Penn State Altoona entrepreneurs’ club 





Explore – Ask questions and learn about the entrepreneurial resources or entrepreneurs. 
Take a selfie! - Take pictures of yourself with one or more of the resources listed above and post it to Instagram @PSUaEshipCtr
Each selfie will count as one entry, so post as many selfies as you can (just no repeats!) Names of participating students will be drawn at random from Instagram entries on November 20 and announced. Those students will win $25 Sheetz Gift Cards.

altoona.psu.edu/gew

Moderators
avatar for Sue Stevens

Sue Stevens

Project Coordinator, Penn State Altoona
I'm a 1986 Penn State graduate with a B.A. in Telecommunications. After working for more than 25 years in radio news and marketing, I jumped into the exciting project coordinator position for the Penn State Altoona entrepreneurship program and new Sheetz Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence. Talk with me about any of our programs regarding leadership development or entrepreneurial outreach for students or community members!

Monday November 9, 2015 8:00am - Friday November 20, 2015 11:59pm
all over Altoona Altoona

11:00am

Gingher Lounge: Information Tables
Meet us near the 1st floor steps going to the food court to have all your questions answered about Global Entrepreneurship Week.  Finalize your schedule, learn about the Passport, meet speakers and organizers, and more.

Monday November 9, 2015 11:00am - 3:00pm
Gingher Lounge (1st floor HUB) University Park
 
Tuesday, November 10
 

11:00am

Gingher Lounge: Information Tables
Meet us near the 1st floor steps going to the food court to have all your questions answered about Global Entrepreneurship Week.  Finalize your schedule, learn about the Passport, meet speakers and organizers, and more.

Tuesday November 10, 2015 11:00am - 3:00pm
Gingher Lounge (1st floor HUB) University Park

8:00pm

SPA Lectures Present: Johnny 'Cupcakes' Earle
After starting 16 businesses before he was 16, Johnny Earle has been named America's #1 young entrepreneur by Businessweek and is coming to Penn State! He will be discussing how to start your own business at The State Theatre on November 10th at 8pm. In conjunction with the Global Entreprenership Week team, this event will be FREE for all Penn State Students!

Moderators
avatar for Student Programming Association

Student Programming Association

From small comedians to large-scale concerts, the Student Programming Association brings refreshing entertainment to the Penn State University Park campus. SPA is more than just a student-run club. It's a group of dedicated, creative individuals who each bring a unique talent to the organization.
KW

Kimmie Williams

Student Progamming Association (SPA)coordinator

Speakers
JC

Johnny "Cupcakes" Earle

Why have thousands of customers from around the world chosen to get the Johnny Cupcakes' logos tattooed on themselves? And how does Johnny get hundreds of people to camp outside his fake bakeries? Over the past decade Johnny Cupcakes, founded by speaker Johnny Earle, has grown from a "joke" to a multi-million dollar, highly exclusive t-shirt brand driven by a community of world-wide collectors. Johnny shares his story of how he took his... Read More →


Tuesday November 10, 2015 8:00pm - 9:15pm
State Theatre (130 W College Ave) State College
 
Wednesday, November 11
 

12:00pm

What is Invent Penn State? A Seminar for Faculty and students
Invent Penn State: What is it and what does it mean for you?
An introduction to campus resources that help you further develop your innovative ideas

Speakers
DS

Dr. Susannah Gal

Associate Dean for Research and Outreach
KM

Kevin M. Harter

Professor of Practice, Entrepreneurship | Director, Center for Entrepreneurship | Penn State Harrisburg | Educational Activities Building Room 205 | 777 W. Harrisburg Pike | Middletown, PA 17057



Wednesday November 11, 2015 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Olmstead Gallery Lounge Penn State Harrisburg
 
Thursday, November 12
 

11:15am

Penn State Harrisburg Student Entrepreneur Club
Come Join us for our Second Interest meeting on Entrepreneurship and see what wonders you can do with your Ideas!!!We Encourage anyone with a Passion for Entrepreneurship and Business to come, attend our meeting, and we will help you take your ideas to the next level.

Moderators
KM

Kevin M. Harter

Professor of Practice, Entrepreneurship | Director, Center for Entrepreneurship | Penn State Harrisburg | Educational Activities Building Room 205 | 777 W. Harrisburg Pike | Middletown, PA 17057

Thursday November 12, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
TBA

6:00pm

MASTER CLASS on AUDITIONING
Caroline  Sinclair has worked with directors, producers and actors such as Wim Wenders, ParkerPosey, Liev Schreiber, Theo Rossi, and Lynn Cohen. She has cast indie films, commercials,and television. Her newest project is Alec Baldwin and Demi Moore’s “Blind,” and her latestfilm with Theo Rossi, “Bad Hurt” is about to be released in theaters. Her very first gigas a casting director was on the 1990 Cult film, “Frankenhooker,” which has now been revivedon Showtime Network.

Moderators
avatar for Pearl Gluck

Pearl Gluck

Assistant Professor, Film-Video
A filmmaker with a valuable mix of professional and teaching experience, Pearl Gluck joined the College of Communications faculty in 2014.She previously taught at Ohio University, Indiana University, Emory University and Rutgers University. She has taught courses on screenwriting, production, directing, film criticism, film studies and Jewish studies. She has also conducted independent studies for graduate and undergraduate students, and has... Read More →

Speakers
CS

Caroline Sinclair

Caroline Sinclair has worked with directors, producers and actors such as Wim Wenders, Parker Posey, Liev Schreiber, Theo Rossi, and Lynn Cohen. She has cast indie films, commercials, and television. | Her newest project is Alec Baldwin and Demi Moore’s “Blind,” and her latest film with Theo Rossi, “Bad Hurt” is about to be released in theaters. Her very first gig as a casting director was on the 1990 Cult film, “Frankenhooker... Read More →



Thursday November 12, 2015 6:00pm - 9:00pm
258 Willard Building University Park
 
Friday, November 13
 

10:00am

Quickstarter Lecture
Kris Wheaton, associate professor at Mercyhurst University, will be speaking about his very successful Quickstarter program, which teaches would be entrepreneurs how to create and conduct a crowd-funding campaign, on a platform such as Kickstarter.  To date, those that have used Wheaton’s program before seeking funding, have an almost 80% success rate in reaching their financial goal.   Wheaton will be on the lookout for students who would like to help work with these companies in preparing for their launch.  

Speakers
KW

Kris Wheaton

Associate Professor at Mercyhurst University


Friday November 13, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Burke 002 Penn State Erie/the Behrend Collage
 
Saturday, November 14
 

1:30pm

TEDxErie Live Streaming Event
Attend a live streaming event of TEDxErie “The Rising Tide” highlighting several interesting artists, activists, entrepreneurs, and leaders.   All are welcome, admission is free.  Visit tedxerie.com for speakers and topics.  There’s something for everyone.

Moderators
DC

Dave Causgrove

Instructor in Marketing/Management Faculty Member in charge of the Small Business Institute(SBI)  School of Business Penn State Erie, The Behrend College 5101 Jordan Road Erie, PA 16563 Office Phone: 814-898-6551  

Saturday November 14, 2015 1:30pm - 5:30pm
Burke 180 Penn State Erie/The Behrend College
 
Sunday, November 15
 

2:00pm

Inc.U Finals: Inspire and Empower Student Entrepreneurs
The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development awarded University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown $500,000 to work in collaboration with Bucknell and Penn State to foster undergraduate entrepreneurship.

As part of the "Discovered in PA - Developed in PA" Initiative, the goal of Inc. U is to develop an environment for student start-ups across campuses and the region through "Shark Tank" like pitch competitions and coordinated University programs and resources.

 www.incuniversity.wix.com/about         

Moderators
avatar for Tim Kerchinski

Tim Kerchinski

Innovation Team Lead, PennTAP, Penn State
Tim Kerchinski manages federal and state grant projects, as well as contracts and customer relationships with private sector companies. Tim has been at Penn State since 1999, joining PennTAP in 2010. Prior to joining PennTAP, he concentrated his efforts on cultivating clients for Penn State Outreach through strategic, national corporate partnerships and assisting with strategic development and sales management for the Client Development Office... Read More →

Judge
avatar for Bruce Shook

Bruce Shook

President & CEO, Intact Vascular
Bruce Shook is a highly experienced medical device executive with over 30 years of experience in the industry. Most recently, Mr. Shook was co-founder, Director, President & CEO of Neuronetics, Inc., which is a privately held medical device company that markets the NeuroStar® TMS Therapy system worldwide. NeuroStar is a non-invasive brain stimulation technology that uses high intensity pulsed magnetic fields for the treatment of... Read More →
DK

Dean Kline

Managing Director, Penn Venture Partners
Mr. Kline is managing member of the General Partner and Managing Director in Penn Venture Partners. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Journal Publications, Corporate University Xchange, Probity Medical Transcription, Senators Partners (the Harrisburg Senators Baseball Club), and Thermacore. Prior to joining Penn Venture Partners, Mr. Kline was Vice President of a venture capital firm specializing in early stage technology companies... Read More →


Sunday November 15, 2015 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Outreach Building University Park

7:00pm

Entre...intra. A tale of two ...preneurs

NOTE:  This event will be live at the State Theatre in State College with live streaming.  
Entrepreneur Todd Erdley, CEO of Videon Central LLC and Intrapreneur Andrew Muirhead, Vice President Original Equipment Innovation from Lufthansa Technik AG take you on a journey of high and lows, success and failure, parallel experiences and how they went on to build two very successful businesses in very challenging environments and circumstances. If you want to start a business on your own or create one in a corporate environment, this event is for you.

Live streaming at  https://bluejeans.com/381652086

Speakers
avatar for Todd Erdley

Todd Erdley

President and CEO, Videon Central, Inc.
Todd serves as our President and CEO. He led the original team of co-workers that founded Videon, and he has emphasized teamwork and community as essential parts of work at Videon ever since. Early on, Todd envisioned a place where employees would work with one another in a supportive environment, producing high-quality products and enjoying themselves at the same time. That vision has been realized in Videon. Todd still focuses on his vision... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Muirhead

Andrew Muirhead

Vice President, Product Division Original Equipment Innovation, Lufthansa Technik AG, Hamburg, Germany, Lufthansa Technik
Andrew Muirhead is an Electronics Engineer with over 20 years' experience in the aviation industry. He is currently Vice President, Product Division Original Equipment Innovation, Lufthansa Technik AG, and Chief Executive Officer, IDAIR GmbH Hamburg, Germany. IDAIR is a joint venture between Lufthansa Technik AG and Panasonic Avionics Corporation.He is the holder of over 20 patents and has extensive experience in corporate innovation and business... Read More →


Sunday November 15, 2015 7:00pm - 8:30pm
State Theatre (130 W College Ave) State College
 
Monday, November 16
 

7:30am

Deans' Breakfast with GEW – By Invitation
Deans are invited to join Todd Erdley and Andrew Muirhead for breakfast at the Nittany Lion Inn, Writing Room 1. They spoke at the State Theatre on Sunday night on Intrapreneurship and Entrepreneurship.

Speakers
avatar for Todd Erdley

Todd Erdley

President and CEO, Videon Central, Inc.
Todd serves as our President and CEO. He led the original team of co-workers that founded Videon, and he has emphasized teamwork and community as essential parts of work at Videon ever since. Early on, Todd envisioned a place where employees would work with one another in a supportive environment, producing high-quality products and enjoying themselves at the same time. That vision has been realized in Videon. Todd still focuses on his vision... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Muirhead

Andrew Muirhead

Vice President, Product Division Original Equipment Innovation, Lufthansa Technik AG, Hamburg, Germany, Lufthansa Technik
Andrew Muirhead is an Electronics Engineer with over 20 years' experience in the aviation industry. He is currently Vice President, Product Division Original Equipment Innovation, Lufthansa Technik AG, and Chief Executive Officer, IDAIR GmbH Hamburg, Germany. IDAIR is a joint venture between Lufthansa Technik AG and Panasonic Avionics Corporation.He is the holder of over 20 patents and has extensive experience in corporate innovation and business... Read More →


Monday November 16, 2015 7:30am - 9:00am
Nittany Lion Inn Gilpin Room (200 W. Park Ave.) University Park

8:30am

Innovate Elk County Coworking/Makerspace Preview Week
Open House 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM daily
Local entrepreneurs and home office workers welcome to utilize space free of charge
Tours, speakers and more 

In partnership with
Clarion University of Pennsylvania SBDC
330 North Point Dr. Clarion PA  
(814) 393-2060
www.clarion.edu/sbdc
 

Moderators
avatar for Travis Lesser

Travis Lesser

Experiential Learning Entrepreneurship Coordinator, Farrell Center for Entrepreneurship and Corporate Innovation


Monday November 16, 2015 8:30am - Friday November 20, 2015 6:00pm
Community Education Center, Downtown St. Marys 4 Erie Avenue St. Marys, PA 15857

9:45am

Marketing 422—Advertising and Sales Promotion

Integrated Communication Plan Showcase


Speakers
avatar for Michael Ryan

Michael Ryan

Business Analyst, Penn State Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
Michael Ryan has been a business analyst with the Penn State SBDC since June 2000. He staffs the SBDC's Mifflin County Outreach Office at the Penn State Learning Center in Lewistown. In addition to providing free, confidential, one-on-one consultations for current or prospective small business owners, he has developed and instructed educational programs and seminars for the SBDC. Michael specializes in researching accounting and tax issues, and... Read More →


Monday November 16, 2015 9:45am - 11:00am
002 Business Building University PArk

10:30am

Human Relations 101
This Human Realtions workshop will give small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs the basics you need to know before hiring staff. 

Moderators
avatar for Cher Harpster

Cher Harpster

Business Consultant, PA Career Link Mifflin County

Speakers
avatar for Tina Welch

Tina Welch

Founder, Welch Performance Consulting
Tina Welch is the founder of Welch Performance Consulting, a Human Resources consulting firm specializing in helping small organizations grow faster through exceptional people processes. Known for putting her heart and soul into the organization,Tina takes a practical approach when evaluating any HR system or process, ensuring that it is tailored to achieve the business strategy desired. | Tina has more than 20 years of experience working in... Read More →



Monday November 16, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Schlow Centre Region Library (211 S Allen St) State College

11:00am

Gingher Lounge: Information Tables
Meet us near the 1st floor steps going to the food court to have all your questions answered about Global Entrepreneurship Week.  Finalize your schedule, learn about the Passport, meet speakers and organizers, and more.

Find out what Student Legal Services does for you 11:-1:00
Experience Project Vive for yourself from 1:00-3:00. 

Speakers
avatar for Mary Elizabeth McCulloch

Mary Elizabeth McCulloch

Project Vive
Project Vive- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HA0RzvhNOoU&feature=youtu.be |  In 2011, Mary Elizabeth McCulloch spent time as a high school exchange student in Ecuador and volunteered at an special-needs orphanage where several children had cerebral palsy. After seeing the communication difficulties they experienced she developed a concept for a low-cost assistive speech device. She now studies Biomedical Engineering and founded... Read More →


Monday November 16, 2015 11:00am - 3:00pm
Gingher Lounge (1st floor HUB) University Park

12:00pm

Educators as Entrepreneurs
To teachers, the classroom is their world, but what happens when the world becomes their classroom? Join us to hear differing perspectives from a pre-service teacher and university administrator/educator about the entrepreneurial spirit that is awakened when they accept an invitation to collaborate with a university abroad. A teacher's world and an entrepreneur's world collide and unique opportunities result!

Moderators
avatar for Diane McAloon

Diane McAloon

CE, Penn State Lehigh Valley

Speakers
avatar for Crystal Ball

Crystal Ball

adult student
Crystal is an adult student earning a degree in Early Childhood Education at Penn State Lehigh Valley. She is a member of the Penn State Blue and White Society and the vice president of the Penn State Lehigh Valley chapter of Kappa Delta Pi (KDP) Honor Society. In addition to her studies, Crystal is employed party time and has a high school aged daughter and a son who is serving in Afghanistan.  She is also a volunteer with Girl... Read More →
avatar for Nancy Coco

Nancy Coco

Director of Corporate and Community Education, Penn State Lehigh Valley
Nancy Coco is Director of Corporate and Community Education at Penn State Lehigh Valley.  She holds a BS in English and French Education and earned her M.Ed. at Wilkes University.  She has taught at the secondary level, both middle school and high school, and has also served as Director of the Penn State Lehigh Valley Writing Project since 2004.


Monday November 16, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 219 Lehigh Valley Campus

1:00pm

Selecting the Right Candidates
This workshop offers guidelines when it comes to selecting the right candidates to build your company's brand and fit in with your business culture. 

Moderators
avatar for Cher Harpster

Cher Harpster

Business Consultant, PA Career Link Mifflin County

Speakers
avatar for Tina Welch

Tina Welch

Founder, Welch Performance Consulting
Tina Welch is the founder of Welch Performance Consulting, a Human Resources consulting firm specializing in helping small organizations grow faster through exceptional people processes. Known for putting her heart and soul into the organization,Tina takes a practical approach when evaluating any HR system or process, ensuring that it is tailored to achieve the business strategy desired. | Tina has more than 20 years of experience working in... Read More →



Monday November 16, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Schlow Centre Region Library (211 S Allen St) State College

1:00pm

Mapping Applications: Getting to know SimplyMap, PolicyMap, and Social Explorer
PolicyMap, SimplyMap, and Social Explorer are mapping applications available by subscription via the University Libraries. These web-based mapping platforms enable the user to use, visualize, and create map outputs in multiple formats. Each product has data unique to the platform and multiple display options. This workshop will consist of a series of presentation slides highlighting the key features, data sources, and display capabilities of each mapping application. Following the presentation materials, participants will complete a hands-one portion to gain experience navigating each application. Participants are encouraged to create a map using each application at the end of the session.

Speakers
avatar for Tara  LaLonde

Tara LaLonde

GIS Specialist


Monday November 16, 2015 1:00pm - 2:30pm
302 Paterno Library University Park

3:00pm

4:00pm

Nothing Happens Until You Make a Sale… But How??
 *Your mother vs. Your customer: How to pitch one vs. the other

*Why 99% of all sales pitches fail: How to sound like the elite 1%

*How to get a meeting: AVOID this one word.  Use THESE words instead.

*You got the meeting!  Now what?

What to ask and appropriate materials

*Your 30 day plan (workshop)

How you can succeed in the real world within the next 30 days

Speakers
avatar for Ben Lawrence

Ben Lawrence

Ben has spent the majority of his career working with Silicon Valley start-up companies, bridging the gap between good idea and profitable business.  He’s spent the last twenty years breaking through the barrier that kills most companies: Making lots of sales and earning loyal customers.


Monday November 16, 2015 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Schlow Centre Region Library (211 S Allen St) State College

4:15pm

Marketing 422—Advertising and Sales Promotion

Integrated Communication Plan Showcase


Speakers
avatar for Michael Ryan

Michael Ryan

Business Analyst, Penn State Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
Michael Ryan has been a business analyst with the Penn State SBDC since June 2000. He staffs the SBDC's Mifflin County Outreach Office at the Penn State Learning Center in Lewistown. In addition to providing free, confidential, one-on-one consultations for current or prospective small business owners, he has developed and instructed educational programs and seminars for the SBDC. Michael specializes in researching accounting and tax issues, and... Read More →


Monday November 16, 2015 4:15pm - 5:30pm
002 Business Building University PArk

5:00pm

Student Entrepreneurial Panel Discussion
College is a great time to start your business. Learn how these students used Penn State Altoona resources to help them launch a successful business. They will share their experiences and explain how they balance the needs of their business with the college experience.
William Aiken – Killer Cereal Games
Dylan Leazier – Freedom Finn
Justin Merrell - Adiaon Nicholas
Unis - UnisBrands
Sam DiCocco – Collegiate Condoms

Free for Penn State Altoona students.

altoona.psu.edu/gew

Speakers
WA

William Aiken

Killer Cereal Games
 
SD

Sam DiCocco

Collegiate Condoms
DL

Dylan Leazier

Freedom Finn
NU

Nicholas Unis

UnisBrands


5:00pm

Free Data! ...Courtesy of Uncle Sam
In this session, Jeff Knapp will introduce participants to methods for finding free demographic statistics and data that can help entrepreneurs locate their potential customers.

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Knapp

Jeff Knapp

Foster Communications Librarian
Jeff Knapp is the Larry & Ellen Foster Communications Librarian and has been with the Penn State University Libraries since 2002. Being a librarian, he is interested in everything.


Monday November 16, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
302 Paterno Library University Park

5:30pm

Student Entrepreneurship Panel (University Park)
Find out how students, just like you, navigate the entrepreneurial resources at Penn State to build their businesses.

Moderators
avatar for Liz Kisenwether

Liz Kisenwether

Asst. Prof. - Engineering Design / Co-Director: Lion Launch Pad, Penn State University
Co-Director, Lion Launch Pad - Center for Penn State Student Entrepreneurship,  2009-presentAsst. Professor, School of Engineering Design, 2002-presentDirector, Engineering Entrepreneurship (E-SHIP) Minor  The Pennsylvania State University, 2002-2010President and Founder, KidTech, Inc.,   State College, PA   1997-presentPresident and Co-Founder, Paragon Technology, Inc.   State College, PA  ... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mary Elizabeth McCulloch

Mary Elizabeth McCulloch

Project Vive
Project Vive- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HA0RzvhNOoU&feature=youtu.be |  In 2011, Mary Elizabeth McCulloch spent time as a high school exchange student in Ecuador and volunteered at an special-needs orphanage where several children had cerebral palsy. After seeing the communication difficulties they experienced she developed a concept for a low-cost assistive speech device. She now studies Biomedical Engineering and founded... Read More →
avatar for Mitch Robinson

Mitch Robinson

Founder of ResumeRuby, ResumeRuby
For more about me visit mitchrobs.com.
CR

Carl Rowits

Carl Rowits is a Junior at Penn State majoring in Accounting. He was born in Lancaster, PA and started Homan Briar Clothing Company during his freshman year with his roommate, Reg Goeke. Currently, Carl and Reg are members of the Beta Theta Pi Fraternity at Penn State. | www.homanbriar.com
avatar for Ryan Yosua

Ryan Yosua

Yosuatreegames LLC
Ryan Yosua is a senior majoring in IST. He co-founded YosuaTreeGames, a mobile application company, as a freshman, and has continued working on the company throughout college. YosuaTreeGames released its second game eVubble over the summer, and is currently working on their third app called Speecher. Speecher is an app that helps people write and deliver better speeches(getspeecher.com). Ryan loves programming, reading, and learning new things.


Monday November 16, 2015 5:30pm - 7:00pm
260 Willard Building University Park

6:00pm

How to Successfully Develop and Grow a Restaurant Concept
Robert Platzer, the founder and CEO of PJW Restaurant Group.  Robert Platzer will speak to the students telling them how he developed the idea, started the business, and how the business has grown to a chain of 17 restaurants.  He will field questions from the students after his presentation. 

Moderators
PR

Peter Regopoulos

Peter Regopoulos specializes in hospitality accounting and restaurant operations. He has taught HM 484 Entrepreneurship at Penn State. He has opened new restaurants and owned and operated quick-service food franchises. Peter also does consulting in strategic planning for entrepreneurial food service companies. | | Peter received a bachelor's degree in food service and housing administration from Penn State in 1976, and completed graduate... Read More →

Speakers
RP

Robert Platzer

.  Mr. Platzer started his culinary career as a cook at Resorts International in Atlantic City, NJ. In 1983 his entrepreneurial spirit took over and he purchased a bar in the Pocono area which he converted to a family style restaurant. Growth began in 1993 as Allentown was purchased and then the first NJ location, known as Haddonfield was purchased in 1995.  There are now eight locations in Pennsylvania [soon to be nine] and eight in... Read More →



Monday November 16, 2015 6:00pm - 7:00pm
112 Chambers Building University Park

6:00pm

What Entrepreneurs need to know about intellectual property and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
This workshop will give brief introduction to intellectual property with a focus on patenting inventions. 
Streaming site here

Moderators
avatar for Cheryl McCallips

Cheryl McCallips

Reference Librarian, Penn State University Libraries
Cheryl McCallips has been a reference and instruction librarian at Penn State for nine years. During this time she has supported the faculty and staff in business disciplines and in the College of Communications. Currently, in addition to other reference and instruction activities, she provides research support for students in COMM 493, Entrepreneurship in the Information Age.

Speakers
avatar for Jeanne Clark

Jeanne Clark

Jeanne Clark is a patent examination policy advisor with the Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (MPEP) staff. In that role, she develops and implements changes in patent law by primarily making revisions to the MPEP. She is also involved in numerous legal projects, including the implementation of the Patent Law Treaty and proposed changes to the regulations and policies. | Ms. Clark started her career at the USPTO as an examiner in 1992, in... Read More →


Monday November 16, 2015 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library University Park

6:00pm

Penn State AdClub: Navigating With a Chance of MeetBall—#FindYourParty with a Location Sharing App Meetball
#FindYourParty with a Location Sharing App Meetball

Moderators
avatar for Ron Smith

Ron Smith

Senior Lecturer, Advertising/Public Relations, College of Communications
Sr. Lecturer of Advertising & Visual Communications | PSU AdClub Adviser | [CP]2: The Central Pennsylvania Creative Professionals: Board Member | American Academy of Advertising: Art Director/Communications Committee

Speakers
avatar for Nate Goins

Nate Goins

VP of Sales, MeetBall
"Music is one of my passions, and I love to check out the action at Lollapalooza here in Chicago. MeetBall allows me and my friends to split up and check out the music that we individually enjoy, and then easily meet back up later for the sets that we all like.”
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Jeff Josephsen

COO/CFO, MeetBall
COO/CFO | "I have an RV that you can almost always find in the tailgate lot at Penn State home games. I’m very familiar with the campus, but some of my guests don’t have the same knowledge of Penn State as an experienced tailgater like myself has. To make things easier, I share a MeetBall with them so they can always get back to the RV.”
avatar for Ryan Owen

Ryan Owen

CEO, MeetBall
CEO | "While using MeetBall on gameday was my first love, my favorite MeetBall moments are when I pick a surprise location for my wife and kids to meet me for dinner on a random night. If they beat me to the restaurant, they use MeetBall to track my progress and my wife knows just when to order my cocktail so it is waiting for me when I walk in.”


Monday November 16, 2015 6:00pm - 7:30pm
113 Carnegie Building (Auditorium) University Park

6:00pm

The First Step of Starting a Business
Have you always had a dream to start your own business but didn’t know where to start?  This workshop will help aspiring entrepreneurs to begin the process of successful business ownership, including evaluating business ideas, developing a business plan, and exploring financing options.

 Learn from our business consultant:  

  • lifestyle requirements of business owners

  • how to assess the feasibility of your business idea

  • the legal and tax implications of owning a business

  • how to develop a business plan

  • how to compile a bank-ready financial package

  • how to market your product or service

  • the health and safety regulations that may apply to your business

  • why both a marketing and financial plan are needed

  • where to find other resources that may help you succeed


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

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Monday November 16, 2015 6:00pm - 7:30pm
262 Willard Building University Park

6:00pm

The PSU mHealth Challenge Semi Final
The PSU mHealth Challenge is a cross-college idea pitch competition that pairs undergraduate students from the College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) with those from the Department of Biobehavioral Health (BBH) in the College of Health and Human Development (HHD) and the College of Nursing (NURS). Student teams work together to generate a mobile solution that addresses a societal health issue, then pitch their ideas to a panel of judges. BBH and nursing students identify a health need of a specific target population, then create behavioral objectives designed to address the health need. IST students act as technology consultants working with BBH and nursing students to understand user needs. Together, teams mock-up a mobile app that addresses the defined health need.

Come watch all 10 teams pitch their ideas to a panel of industry judges. Top 4-6 teams will be advanced to the finals to be held Tuesday, Nov 17th at 6:00 in the IST Cybertorium.



Moderators
BC

Beth Cutezo

Nursing Coordinator of Global Nursing Progam, College of Nursing
avatar for Lee Erickson

Lee Erickson

Penn State College of IST
Lee teaches digital entrepreneurship classes in the College of IST and is responsible for developing curriculum, activities, and events for aspiring entrepreneurs. Prior to joining IST, Lee was co-founder and CEO of Erickson Barnett (EB) a full-service marketing agency specializing in B2B technology marketing. Clients included AT&T, New Enterprise Associates, Columbia Capital, VeriSign, and The Kauffman Foundation. In 2007, Lee created a... Read More →
avatar for Meg Small

Meg Small

Director of Social Innovation, Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center

Judge
avatar for Scott Woods

Scott Woods

President, West Arete
Scott Woods is president of West Arete, a custom web and mobile application development company. Located in downtown State College, Pennsylvania, with clients around the country, West Arete’s 10-person team focuses on the software development portion of web and mobile apps.


Monday November 16, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
113 IST Building (Cybertorium) University Park

7:00pm

The Project that Never Sleeps: International Project Management
International project management is the management of projects internationally or across borders and cultures, this type of project management requires a specific set of skills to ensure success when managing international projects. International project management is becoming increasingly important in today’s global business world where businesses are continuing to expand into new countries and markets, either to increase their market share or to reduce costs by utilizing more efficient resources of other countries

Moderators
avatar for Diane McAloon

Diane McAloon

CE, Penn State Lehigh Valley

Speakers
avatar for Pamela Bender

Pamela Bender

Pam has more than 30 years experience in the semiconductor industry and 15 years as an engineering manager.  She has specialized in assembly manufacturing, product engineering and operations areas leading international, cross-functional teams in cost reduction, product transfer, disaster recovery and new product introduction projects.  A few of her major accomplishments include the... Read More →
avatar for Joseph Garofalo

Joseph Garofalo

Joe has over 25 years of experience as a project manager and is experienced in process development and product development processes.  His skill set includes leading leaders and in being a leader of cross-functional and cross-cultural teams.  He is entrusted with complex, multimillion dollars projects requiring interdepartmental and cross-sites collaboration and knowledge sharing. Joe is well versed in balancing commercial and technical... Read More →
avatar for Melanie Sanchez-Jones

Melanie Sanchez-Jones

With 25 years of experience in engineering, manufacturing, product management,and human resources and global leadership experience in Europe and Asia, including living and working in China, Melanie provides expert guidance on sensitively navigating cultural differences on global teams. Across any environment, Melanie knows how to create positive change to transform workplace culture.  | Melanie holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from the... Read More →


Monday November 16, 2015 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 302 Lehigh Valley Campus

7:00pm

“Turkey at the Table (and leftovers)” – a performance by State of the Story (SOTS)

“State of the Story (SOTS) is a Moth-like story-telling start-up. We started bringing together story tellers and story lovers in 2015.  The performance series schedules 6 shows ($6, at the door) per year at The State Theatre in State College, PA.   Would you like to tell a story? Follow @StateOfTheStory and find us in Facebook to get future info. Also, contact Pam at http://pamelapolis.com/


Moderators
avatar for Anne Hoag

Anne Hoag

Director, Intercollege Minor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and Associate Professor of Communications, The Pennsylvania State University
Anne Hoag teaches and conducts research in the areas of media entrepreneurship, media economics, and telecommunications management. Hoag's research focuses on media entrepreneurship, media economics, and telecommunications management. Two recent publications include "Measuring Media Entrepreneurship" in the International Journal on Media Management and "Media Entrepreneurship in the Era of Big Media: Prospects for New Entrants” for the... Read More →

Speakers

Monday November 16, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm
State Theatre (130 W College Ave) State College

8:00pm

4 Under 30
Join four recent Penn State alumni to hear of their successes and challenges in developing their start-ups.

Live streaming here

Moderators
avatar for Bob Beaury

Bob Beaury

Instructor, Engineering Entrepreneurship and Leadership
Bob has been directly involved in the development of more than 100 new products and the creation of their market introduction programs. His expertise includes building start-up companies and the practical implementation of innovation, product development and sales and marketing programs for cost-conscious, results-oriented organizations.Bob served as the CEO of Broadband Networks, Inc. (BNI) for ten years, and has more than 25 years of experience... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Pete Brockman

Pete Brockman

It was a natural transition for 27 year-old DJ Pete Butta to move from 12 years of violin and percussion study to DJing, after falling in love with hip-hop. Hearing "Award Tour" by A Tribe Called Quest instantly found the Pennsylvania resident studying music and searching for new tracks at record stores such as Fat Beats NY, Princeton Record Exchange, and Armand's in Philadelphia, whenever the opportunity arose. Launching a DJ career before... Read More →
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Alan Erdley

Owner, Flashpoint Informatics, Cloud My Office
Alan Erdley is the CEO of Cloud My Office, a State College, PA based company that provides hosted virtual desktops and other cloud solutions to businesses and universities globally.  Alan graduated from Penn State University in 2009 having majored in Industrial Engineering with a minor in Economics.  Cloud My Office is celebrating its fifth year in business this October.
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Abu Fofonah

Editor in Chief, House of Fofanah (HOF)
Abu Fofanah is the founder of House of Fofanah, an online platform at the intersection of fashion and technology. He was the previous founder of the retail company ShopMoAp. His involvement in the SpecialOlympics, led him to found ShopMoAp at the young age of 19. Abu and his team designed and sold uplifting and inspiring apparel. Before founding his first company, he worked for PwC as a Technology Consultant. There he developed a strong... Read More →
avatar for Zachary Zimbler

Zachary Zimbler

CEO, ZiprayHR


Monday November 16, 2015 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library University Park

8:00pm

CEO Fireside Chat at New Leaf
Co-sponsored by NL, Innoblue, and EdTech Network

Speakers
avatar for Shelton Mercer III

Shelton Mercer III

TwitChange
Shelton Mercer, III is a Fortune 500-bred innovator, speaker and philanthropist.  He is CEO of Mashable Award winner TwitChange and Chief Strategy Officer of Benjamin's Desk - an acclaimed community and network for  entrepreneurs and startups. Shelton has advised dozens of global market leaders, including Disney, NBC, Warner Bros, GE, KPMG and Johnson & Johnson.


Monday November 16, 2015 8:00pm - 9:30pm
New Leaf Initiative (243 S Allen St #337) State College
 
Tuesday, November 17
 

7:30am

MDX + PSU + US Challenge Seminar
The additional universities joining us are:

  • Istanbul Technical University, Turkey

  • Petru Maior University, Romania

  • Ss Cyril & Methodious University, Macedonia

  • University of Split, Croatia 

  • Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Khazakstan

  • Pan-Atlantic University, Nigeria
  • Universities should log on to https://bluejeans.com/381652086

Live streaming here.  This space is simply for viewing, not conversation.https://bluejeans.com/381652086

Moderators
avatar for Simon Best

Simon Best

Senior Lecturer, Middlesex University
I am a Senior Lecturer at Middlesex University, with interests in micro and small business start-up and development. I am also interested in action and experiential learning. I have also been made a National Teaching Fellow.
avatar for Liz Kisenwether

Liz Kisenwether

Asst. Prof. - Engineering Design / Co-Director: Lion Launch Pad, Penn State University
Co-Director, Lion Launch Pad - Center for Penn State Student Entrepreneurship,  2009-presentAsst. Professor, School of Engineering Design, 2002-presentDirector, Engineering Entrepreneurship (E-SHIP) Minor  The Pennsylvania State University, 2002-2010President and Founder, KidTech, Inc.,   State College, PA   1997-presentPresident and Co-Founder, Paragon Technology, Inc.   State College, PA  ... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Shelton Mercer III

Shelton Mercer III

TwitChange
Shelton Mercer, III is a Fortune 500-bred innovator, speaker and philanthropist.  He is CEO of Mashable Award winner TwitChange and Chief Strategy Officer of Benjamin's Desk - an acclaimed community and network for  entrepreneurs and startups. Shelton has advised dozens of global market leaders, including Disney, NBC, Warner Bros, GE, KPMG and Johnson & Johnson.
avatar for Matthew Lang

Matthew Lang

Global Sales & Marketing Operations
Matthew Lang is Vice President of Global Sales & Marketing Operations. With annual turnover in excess of $10bn, he is responsible for: Driving achievement of Global S&M objectives through data-driven performance monitoring, operational efficiency improvement and leadership development Building sales operations for Enterprise (XiB) and Companion Products (CoPR) to sustainable, scalable levels Enhancing global in-store excellence (ISX... Read More →


Tuesday November 17, 2015 7:30am - 8:30am
108 Wartik Building University Park

8:30am

MDX + PSU + US Challenge Awards
Live Streaming here.

A global collaboration between Middlesex University (MDX) in London, University of Split (US) in Croatia, and Penn State.

The MDX + PSU + SU Innovation Challenge selected Penn State students, Split University students and Middlesex students. These students were formed into teams, with two students from each university per team.

Team 1
Galeziowska, Ewa (Middlesex) Apinoko, Naomi (Middlesex)
Božinovski, Tea (Split) Mršić, Ivan (Split)
Sharkey, Christopher (Penn State)Sharma, Akhilesh (Penn State)
Team 2
Achouchen, Khaola (Middlesex) Holtby, Brian (Middlesex)
Blažević, Iva (Split) Miletić, Luka (Split)
Gao, Harry (Penn State) Barczynski, John (Penn State)
Team 3
Tamisan, Joe (Middlesex) Shakya, Rikesh (Middlesex)
Cokarić, Marin (Split)Zovko, Luka (Split)
Dotts, Jake (Penn State) Kantareddy, Sai Nithin (Penn State)   
Team 4
Castillo Hernandez,Johana Asley (Middlesex) Messias, Morris (Middlesex)
Unković, Maja (Split)Odak, Petra (Split)
Srinivasan, Sneha (Penn State) Aleksander, Piasecki (Penn State)
Team 5
Kentebe, Oyindobra (Middlesex) Hassan, Yasmine (Middlesex)
Banić, Ante (Split) Dujić, Miljenko (Split)
Motiwale, Shruti (Penn State)Popa, Xydemor (Penn State)
Team 6
Raghoonauth,Kessia (Middlesex) Kazmi, Munzar Ameer (Middlesex)
Gorjanc, Tina (Split) Speranda, Diana (Split)
Killian, Joshua (Penn State) de Matheu, David (Penn State)
Team 7
Mujumdar, Shantanu (Middlesex) Jasiukajc, Ewelina (Middlesex)
Mraović, Tea (Split) Pepur, Nikola (Split)
Burke, Emily (Penn State) Consoli,Joseph (Penn State) 

One of the key learning outcomes of this competition is that you develop your skills and abilities in working remotely and virtually with a team that has diverse members.  This is probably one of the most critical skills you can have in today’s working environment.  More and more of us are working like this.  As an academic, nowadays around 50% of my work is with people I only ever see on Skype. Your starting point for this challenge is to connect with your team members. 
Once you have connected and got to know each other the next step is to identify the problem you want to solve.  Then develop a timeline/plan for the video.
There are 4 categories:        


  • Green / sustainability        

  • Social entrepreneurship        

  • "In the home"        

  •  Transportation 


The categories are deliberately ambiguous because this is all about creativity and innovation.  Find a problem, need, or pain related to one or more of the categories and come up with a solution.  Viability is not critical but credibility is. 
There are no limits to who else you involved or how wide you cast your net to capture information.  In fact, we would expect you look beyond your own expertise and engage with others within and without your university.  
You will then need to produce a 3 minute video (do not exceed this time limit or you will be disqualified!) uploaded to an online video platform that is accessible to the judges (and let us know where it is!) no later than 23:59 on Friday 13th November 2015 London time.  The video needs to define the problem, explain why it is important to solve and how you propose to solve it. 
The problem, rationale and solution need to be credible.  Your solution can be anything; physical item, virtual (on-line) or app, change in process, change in policy, and any set of steps that "rights a wrong". Everyone in your team must appear in the video.
Good thinking to all.

Speakers
avatar for Simon Best

Simon Best

Senior Lecturer, Middlesex University
I am a Senior Lecturer at Middlesex University, with interests in micro and small business start-up and development. I am also interested in action and experiential learning. I have also been made a National Teaching Fellow.
avatar for Liz Kisenwether

Liz Kisenwether

Asst. Prof. - Engineering Design / Co-Director: Lion Launch Pad, Penn State University
Co-Director, Lion Launch Pad - Center for Penn State Student Entrepreneurship,  2009-presentAsst. Professor, School of Engineering Design, 2002-presentDirector, Engineering Entrepreneurship (E-SHIP) Minor  The Pennsylvania State University, 2002-2010President and Founder, KidTech, Inc.,   State College, PA   1997-presentPresident and Co-Founder, Paragon Technology, Inc.   State College, PA  ... Read More →



Tuesday November 17, 2015 8:30am - 9:00am
108 Wartik Building University Park

9:30am

Company and Industry Information
I want to sell to the Acme Corporation, where do I begin?  Learn how to find out about specific companies and the industries in which they operate.

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Harwell

Kevin Harwell

Kevin Harwell has been with the Schreyer Business Library since 2000. His areas of specialization are marketing, industry research and accounting. He is also very familiar with entrepreneurship resources, patents and trademarks. Kevin is the author of two Research Guides for entrepreneurs.


Tuesday November 17, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
302 Paterno Library University Park

10:00am

Innovation Commons Open House
Innovations Commons, a business lab equipped with AutoCAD modeling programs, scanners, and 3D printers, offers students, faculty members, and industry partners a place to develop product ideas and create prototypes.  Lean more about what resources are available, programs that are planned, and how you can volunteer to help.  Light refreshments will be served.

Moderators
DC

Dave Causgrove

Instructor in Marketing/Management Faculty Member in charge of the Small Business Institute(SBI)  School of Business Penn State Erie, The Behrend College 5101 Jordan Road Erie, PA 16563 Office Phone: 814-898-6551  

Tuesday November 17, 2015 10:00am - 4:00pm
Burke 109 Penn State Erie/The Behrend College

11:00am

Gingher Lounge: Information Tables
Meet us near the 1st floor steps going to the food court to have all your questions answered about Global Entrepreneurship Week.  Finalize your schedule, learn about the Passport, meet speakers and organizers, and more.

Tuesday November 17, 2015 11:00am - 3:00pm
Gingher Lounge (1st floor HUB) University Park

11:05am

Food Entrepreneurship, Food Science 201, Introductory Practicum in Food Science
Food Science 201, Introductory Practicum in Food Science

Moderators
avatar for Gregory R. Ziegler

Gregory R. Ziegler

Professor of Food Science, Penn State
Greg Ziegler is professor of food science. He is engaged in entrepreneurial activities including commercialization of his research. For the past 6 years he has been collaborating with entrepreneurs from Africa to develop an indigenous Ethiopian food processing company. More information is available at http://foodscience.psu.edu/directory/grz1.

Speakers
RA

Robert Anderson

SUSTAINABLE STRATEGIES LLC
Bob Anderson is experienced in all facets of organic agriculture, organic food production, processing, business development, marketing and retailing, as well as leadership experience in the development of national organic policy, standards,organic certification and animal welfare standards and certification. Bob is the founder of SUSTAINABLE STRATEGIES LLC - Advisors in Food and Agriculture, and currently is a strategic advisor to organic... Read More →


Tuesday November 17, 2015 11:05am - 12:05pm
133 Erickson Food Science Building University Park

11:15am

Journey from Student to Vineyard Founder
Zach Wilson will share his entrepreneurial journal about starting his vineyard just after finishing college. Follow this link for more information about his business- http://www.wilsonvineyard.com

Moderators
avatar for Mark Gagnon

Mark Gagnon

Harbaugh Entrepreneurship Scholar and Entrepreneurship Coordinator, College of Agricultural Sciences, College of Agricultural Sciences
Mark Gagnon is an entrepreneur who is interested in idea enactment in both academic and practical contexts. Gagnon's research focuses on the intersection of sustainability and entrepreneurship, particularly in the area of entrepreneur psychology relative to new venture organizing and outcomes. In addition, Gagnon is part of the leadership team for Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences Entrepreneurship Initiative. The initiative seeks to... Read More →

Speakers
ZW

Zach Wilson

‘In Vino Verita’ (In Wine there is Truth) Zachary Wilson, Founder of Wilson Vineyard and Wilson Winery, wholeheartedly believes in those words. He is a different breed of working man. Zach jumped into the industry at age 20 while attending Pennsylvania State University for Agricultural Business. He instantly found his love and passion and has yet to look back. Growing up on the farm, Zach has followed in... Read More →


Tuesday November 17, 2015 11:15am - 12:30pm
303 Wagner Building University Park

11:15am

The Entrepreneurs Creativity Workshop
The ENGR407 Technology Based Entrepreneurship class will host a creativity workshop.

Multiple "creativity pods" covering two classrooms (Hammond 308 & 307) will be built that will provide participants with hands on experiences related to using creativity to develop products, create a new business and develop your own personal creativity.

The pods will test your creativity, challenge your intellect and will be a lot of fun!

Speakers
avatar for Bob Beaury

Bob Beaury

Instructor, Engineering Entrepreneurship and Leadership
Bob has been directly involved in the development of more than 100 new products and the creation of their market introduction programs. His expertise includes building start-up companies and the practical implementation of innovation, product development and sales and marketing programs for cost-conscious, results-oriented organizations.Bob served as the CEO of Broadband Networks, Inc. (BNI) for ten years, and has more than 25 years of experience... Read More →


Tuesday November 17, 2015 11:15am - 12:30pm
307 Hammond Building University Park

12:15pm

Global Etiquette
How does medical insurance work abroad?
Should an international traveler carry his/her passport around everywhere they go?
What is an embassy?
How do you convert money?  
How much money should you take?
Is a credit card sufficient or should you carry cash?  
Do I need a chip and pin card?  
Will a magnetic stripe card work?
What is an entry/exit fee into or out of a country?
Do passport rules differ from country to country?
What if I get into trouble with the law?

Kara Amoratis, Global Operations Coordinator & International Risk Analyst, University Office of Global Programs, will present her perspective on safe and effective travel in the modern world.

Moderators
avatar for Diane McAloon

Diane McAloon

CE, Penn State Lehigh Valley

Speakers
avatar for Kara Amoratis

Kara Amoratis

International Risk Analyst and Global Operations Coordinator, Pennsylvania State University
Kara Amoratis is the international risk analyst and global operations coordinator for the Pennsylvania State University. With several years of experience in the emergency assistance and evacuation industry, Kara’s expertise is in the practical and logistical risks and issues of international travel and global operations. Kara has been at Penn State since 2012 and is responsible for all things international including overseas health, safety... Read More →


Tuesday November 17, 2015 12:15pm - 1:15pm
TBA

12:15pm

Global Opportunities for a Entrepreneurial Solar Energy Generation Company
MGMT 215- Entrepreneurial Mindset
Founded in April 2009, CEWA Technologies develops and markets CSP point concentrator dishes that utilize solar technology in innovative ways to generate sustainable power at a price competitive with fossil fuels.  CEWA’s CSP point concentrator dishes utilize dual-axis solar tracking, polished aluminum reflective surfaces and unique unibody construction, offering best-in-breed efficiency with minimal ongoing operating and maintenance costs.

CEWA concentrating solar power technology is uniquely suited for self-sufficient power, heating, cooling and HVAC applications at commercial, institutional, industrial, and agricultural sites. Purchase and installation costs are low because CEWA CSP point concentrator dishes are manufactured using readily available materials and fabrication processes, and their scalability allows them to accommodate power needs up to 100 MW.

CEWA is focused on expanding markets for solar energy in Mexico, India, and other foreign countries.



Moderators
AK

Abdullah Konak

Abdullah Konak is a Professor of Information Sciences and Technology at the Pennsylvania State University Berks. Dr. Konak received his degrees in Industrial Engineering, B.S. from Yildiz Technical University, Turkey, M.S. from Bradley University, and Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh.   | Dr. Konak’s current research interest is in the application of Operations Research techniques to complex problems, including such topics as... Read More →

Speakers
PE

Paul Eisenhuth

Paul Eisenhuth, who joined CEWA in Fall 2010, drives the organization’s corporate vision and day-to-day operations. He has more than 30 years of experience building businesses in the energy sector, the majority of which has been at the executive level in companies ranging from startups to large public corporations. | Paul has been an executive in several start-up businesses focused primarily on the energy sector. | Paul holds a bachelor’s... Read More →
CF

Connie Faylor

Regional Manager,Greater Reading/Berks/Schuylkill, Ben Franklin Technology Partners


Tuesday November 17, 2015 12:15pm - 1:30pm
245 Gaige Building Penn State Berks

1:00pm

Financial Research
Financials are a key component of any entrepreneurial endeavor. Learn the research strategies and resources available to help you find financial benchmarks for your business.

Speakers
avatar for Lauren Reiter

Lauren Reiter

Business Liaison Librarian, University Library
Lauren Reiter is currently the Sally W. Kalin Librarian for Learning Innovations and the Business Librarian who specializes in finance, economics and risk management. Her previous experience includes conducting business research as a corporate analyst at The Freedonia Group in Cleveland, Ohio. Lauren completed her master's degree in Library and Information Science at the University of Pittsburgh in 2012 and joined Penn State... Read More →


Tuesday November 17, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
302 Paterno Library University Park

1:00pm

From Ideation to Walmart: Meet Stick-in-the-Mud
This talk will detail the inventors journey from coming up with a fresh water fishing accessory to manufacturing it in China to selling it to Walmart and other outlets in the US and beyond.


Speakers
avatar for Frank Koe

Frank Koe

Frank has over 20 years’ experience as an entrepreneur/intrapreneur, university administrator, and educator. His on-going company, Whipple D Productions, Inc., invents, designs, manufactures, and sells hunting and fishing accessories. Academically, he served as Professor and Chairman of the Education Department at Saint Francis University of Pennsylvania, Dean of the Baker School of Business and Technology at Fashion Institute of Technology... Read More →


Tuesday November 17, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
307 Hammond Building University Park

1:00pm

Internet of Things
Moderators
Speakers
JP

Jeff Pontius

VP Finance and Business Operations, Blue Pillar, Inc. - an Internet of Things startup. Jeff is also a Smeal MBA alum


Tuesday November 17, 2015 1:00pm - 2:15pm
10 Business Building University Park

1:00pm

Journey from Student to Vineyard Founder
Zach Wilson will share his entrepreneurial journal about starting his vineyard just after finishing college. Follow this link for more information about his business- http://www.wilsonvineyard.com

Moderators
avatar for Mark Gagnon

Mark Gagnon

Harbaugh Entrepreneurship Scholar and Entrepreneurship Coordinator, College of Agricultural Sciences, College of Agricultural Sciences
Mark Gagnon is an entrepreneur who is interested in idea enactment in both academic and practical contexts. Gagnon's research focuses on the intersection of sustainability and entrepreneurship, particularly in the area of entrepreneur psychology relative to new venture organizing and outcomes. In addition, Gagnon is part of the leadership team for Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences Entrepreneurship Initiative. The initiative seeks to... Read More →

Speakers
ZW

Zach Wilson

‘In Vino Verita’ (In Wine there is Truth) Zachary Wilson, Founder of Wilson Vineyard and Wilson Winery, wholeheartedly believes in those words. He is a different breed of working man. Zach jumped into the industry at age 20 while attending Pennsylvania State University for Agricultural Business. He instantly found his love and passion and has yet to look back. Growing up on the farm, Zach has followed in... Read More →


Tuesday November 17, 2015 1:00pm - 2:15pm
104 Forest Resources Building University Park

1:00pm

So you want to be a successful entrepreneur?
Highly pragmatic trips & traps from the trenches. IST237 Digital Entrepreneurship 

Common mistakes entrepreneurs make and how to avoid them - How to identify critical assumptions that can kill your idea - When to start speaking with target customers. (Hint: it's sooner than you think). - Understanding your customer need/problem (tricks, tools, advice) - Calculating your market size and understanding the competition - Open Q&A

Live streaming here

Moderators
avatar for Lee Erickson

Lee Erickson

Penn State College of IST
Lee teaches digital entrepreneurship classes in the College of IST and is responsible for developing curriculum, activities, and events for aspiring entrepreneurs. Prior to joining IST, Lee was co-founder and CEO of Erickson Barnett (EB) a full-service marketing agency specializing in B2B technology marketing. Clients included AT&T, New Enterprise Associates, Columbia Capital, VeriSign, and The Kauffman Foundation. In 2007, Lee created a... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Steve Barsh

Steve Barsh

Chief Innovation Officer and Managing Director, DreamIT Ventures
Steve Barsh is Chief Innovation Officer and Managing Director - Health for Dreamit. Steve has over 30 years of experience launching, leading and building multi-national companies as well as early stage venture work. He has helped launch dozens of companies that have generated $400+ million in value. He has extensive experience working with entrepreneurs, scientists and physicians on rapid identification and de-risking of critical make-or-break... Read More →


Tuesday November 17, 2015 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library University Park

2:30pm

Internet of Things
Moderators
Speakers
JP

Jeff Pontius

VP Finance and Business Operations, Blue Pillar, Inc. - an Internet of Things startup. Jeff is also a Smeal MBA alum


Tuesday November 17, 2015 2:30pm - 3:45pm
117 Thomas Building University Park

3:00pm

Basic Patents
This short, hands-on workshop will focus on understanding what patents are, the basic process of obtaining a patents, and online searching of prior art (previous inventions).  Attendees should have an interest in patents and be prepared to do practice searching in Google Patents and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

Speakers
avatar for John Meier

John Meier

Science Librarian
John Meier is a Science Librarian at the Physical and Mathematical Sciences Library in the Penn State University Libraries at University Park.  He is the liaison librarian to the departments of Mathematics and Statistics and also the Patent and Trademark Resource Center librarian for Penn State.  John attends annual workshops at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and online training in patent and trademark assistance... Read More →


Tuesday November 17, 2015 3:00pm - 4:15pm
W211A Pattee Library University Park

3:00pm

I Have an Idea for a Business. Now What? Sponsored by SBDC/IST Student Club/ HVC/ NCG/ Law Clinic
I Have an Idea for a Business. Now What?
Stop by Kunkle Lounge, Hammond Building to meet with representatives from the Nittany Consulting Group, IST Student Group, and Happy Valley Communications in collaboration with the Penn State Small Business Development Center to chat about a business idea.  Assistance is always free and confidential.  This service is offered every Tuesday and Thursday during the semester and is open to all Penn State students, staff, and faculty. 

Moderators
Tuesday November 17, 2015 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Kunkle Lounge, Hammond Building University Park

6:00pm

Monetizing a Website .com
Speakers
avatar for Justin Kresge

Justin Kresge

Director of Business Development, Lazerpro


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

6:00pm

Research to Start-Up
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.

Speakers
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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 →
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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

6:00pm

Seed School--Courageous Networking

Join the New Leaf staff and community for a special GEW edition of our weekly Salad Club. This week, we'll discuss how to create positive change through business. Please bring an ingredient for the salad bar. We provide greens and dressings, plus a community of people intent on helping you do the work that matters most to you.


Moderators
avatar for Galen Bernard

Galen Bernard

Founder, Courage Club
After ten years of telling stories, I now also help others do what scares them to live the story they desire. | | I coach recent grads and young entrepreneurs on establishing new routines of physical and psychological health, freeing them to do their best work. Personalized résumé coaching enables anyone transitioning in work to polish their story for prospective employers while also better seeing their own value and... Read More →

Tuesday November 17, 2015 6:00pm - 7:30pm
New Leaf Initiative (243 S Allen St #337) State College

6:00pm

Entrepreneurial = Improvisational: How to accept the good, bad, and never-saw-that-coming
Entrepreneurial = Improvisational. One of the primary exercises in improv training is 'Yes, and...' That phrase may be the best way to summarize the psychological and business traits of successful entrepreneurs. How to accept the good, bad, and never-saw-that-coming. Craig Welsh of Go Welsh Design Studios will discuss roadblocks and failures and how these ultimately led to his success as an arts entrepreneur. He will also share how his time in college college at PSU led to his successful career.


Moderators
avatar for Jonathan Gangi

Jonathan Gangi

Assistant Professor of Music and Arts Entrepreneurship, School of Music, College of Arts and Architecture
Jonathan J. Gangi was appointed the College of Arts and Architecture’s inaugural Professor in Arts Entrepreneurship in 2014. He is an affiliate faculty member in the School of Music, offering instruction in classical guitar. Gangi works with academic faculty across the college to develop new courses and programs that focus on “the business of the arts," and on arts entrepreneurship and innovation. He also teaches courses and... Read More →

Speakers
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Craig Welsh

Principal/Creative Director, Go Welsh
| Craig is principal/creative director of Go Welsh, a Lancaster, PA-based design studio. Additionally, Craig is an associate professor of communications and humanities at Penn State Harrisburg where he teaches advertising and graphic design. He also is a visiting instructor in the MFA Graphic Design program at Marywood University in Dunmore, PA. | | Craig was educated as an architect while earning a BS Architecture degree from Penn State... Read More →


Tuesday November 17, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Lipcon Auditorium in the Palmer Museum of Art University Park

6:00pm

The PSU mHealth Challenge Final
The PSU mHealth Challenge is a cross-college idea pitch competition that pairs undergraduate students from the College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) with those from the Department of Biobehavioral Health (BBH) in the College of Health and Human Development (HHD) and the College of Nursing (NURS). Student teams work together to generate a mobile solution that addresses a societal health issue, then pitch their ideas to a panel of judges. BBH and nursing students identify a health need of a specific target population, then create behavioral objectives designed to address the health need. IST students act as technology consultants working with BBH and nursing students to understand user needs. Together, teams mock-up a mobile app that addresses the defined health need. 

Come watch the finalist pitch their ideas to a panel of industry judges and field questions from each. 

Moderators
BC

Beth Cutezo

Nursing Coordinator of Global Nursing Progam, College of Nursing
avatar for Lee Erickson

Lee Erickson

Penn State College of IST
Lee teaches digital entrepreneurship classes in the College of IST and is responsible for developing curriculum, activities, and events for aspiring entrepreneurs. Prior to joining IST, Lee was co-founder and CEO of Erickson Barnett (EB) a full-service marketing agency specializing in B2B technology marketing. Clients included AT&T, New Enterprise Associates, Columbia Capital, VeriSign, and The Kauffman Foundation. In 2007, Lee created a... Read More →
avatar for Meg Small

Meg Small

Director of Social Innovation, Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center

Judge
avatar for Steve Arnold

Steve Arnold

Founding Partner Emeritus, Polaris Partners
Founding Partner Emeritus, Polaris Partners | Prior to starting Polaris, Steve served as a special advisor to Burr, Egan, Deleage & Co. following more than 10 years in executive positions in the software industry. He served as vice president of Broadband Media Applications at Microsoft Corporation and as president and CEO of Continuum Productions (now Corbis), a private company founded by Bill Gates to pioneer the creation of large digital... Read More →
avatar for Steve Barsh

Steve Barsh

Chief Innovation Officer and Managing Director, DreamIT Ventures
Steve Barsh is Chief Innovation Officer and Managing Director - Health for Dreamit. Steve has over 30 years of experience launching, leading and building multi-national companies as well as early stage venture work. He has helped launch dozens of companies that have generated $400+ million in value. He has extensive experience working with entrepreneurs, scientists and physicians on rapid identification and de-risking of critical make-or-break... Read More →
avatar for Teresa Dolan

Teresa Dolan

Vice President of Clinical Operations and Medical Director, | Accolade | | Teresa Dolan, MD, FACEP is the Vice President of Clinical Operations and Medical Director for Accolade, an innovative consumer services company dedicated to helping people get the right care while improving their healthcare experience and lowering costs for large employers and payers. Teresa provides direction and oversight to the Accolade clinical team to ensure high... Read More →


Tuesday November 17, 2015 6:00pm - 8:30pm
113 IST Building (Cybertorium) University Park

6:30pm

Is E for Me? Why College is an Ideal Time to Start a Business
Interact with a panel of current Penn State students who are actively running businesses, students who lead entrepreneurship-oriented student organizations on campus, and professors who will share some thoughts about the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Minor at Penn State.


Moderators
avatar for Liz Kisenwether

Liz Kisenwether

Asst. Prof. - Engineering Design / Co-Director: Lion Launch Pad, Penn State University
Co-Director, Lion Launch Pad - Center for Penn State Student Entrepreneurship,  2009-presentAsst. Professor, School of Engineering Design, 2002-presentDirector, Engineering Entrepreneurship (E-SHIP) Minor  The Pennsylvania State University, 2002-2010President and Founder, KidTech, Inc.,   State College, PA   1997-presentPresident and Co-Founder, Paragon Technology, Inc.   State College, PA  ... Read More →

Speakers
SC

Stanley Chan

scoolsfor.me
NP

Nick Pissciotta

Southern Staple
JP

Jose Ponte

JM Ponte Photography
DS

Deanna Spaniel

Blue and White Chips
MW

Matt Woods

XM Processing


Tuesday November 17, 2015 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library University Park

6:30pm

Joe Crookston, Music Artist/Entrepreneur
Songwriter, singer, guitarist, painter, fiddler, claw hammer banjo player, eco-village member and believer in all things possible.  The magic and the musical world he creates will pull you in. You’ll end up in the moment, buzzing with the rest of the crowd.  He’ll sing to you.  You’ll sing with him.  He’s plumbing for lyrical gold, like some kind of social archeologist.  His story songs are universal, his rhythm infectious and in concert, he is funny as hell one moment and transcendent the next.

Come to a show. You’ll ride mystical, historical, and humorous roads, and twist through vivid cinematography along the way.  Brooklyn in July, Oklahoma towns, rattlesnake tails, turbary thieves, Galway heather, meter maids and drunk roosters. At the end of the night, you’ll leave inspired.  “The Long Note” is a phrase used in Irish culture.”The Long Note” is that place of resonance and transcendence where the music, the voices, the instruments, and the community ALL come together and unite. http://joecrookston.com/

Moderators
avatar for Anne Hoag

Anne Hoag

Director, Intercollege Minor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and Associate Professor of Communications, The Pennsylvania State University
Anne Hoag teaches and conducts research in the areas of media entrepreneurship, media economics, and telecommunications management. Hoag's research focuses on media entrepreneurship, media economics, and telecommunications management. Two recent publications include "Measuring Media Entrepreneurship" in the International Journal on Media Management and "Media Entrepreneurship in the Era of Big Media: Prospects for New Entrants” for the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Joe Crookston

Joe Crookston

Songwriter~ Artist ~ Multi- Instrumentalist
Songwriter~ Artist ~ Multi- InstrumentalistFrom Ithaca, NY. An artist, guitarist, painter, fiddler, and believer in all things possible.  Born to a songwriting mother, Joe is a musician/magician who embodies hope, cynicism, darkness, and beauty.  Live, he is fierce, creative and funny as hell.  With his ‘48 Gibson, slide guitar, fiddle, and an unwavering commitment to his art, Joe connects with his audience every time... Read More →


Tuesday November 17, 2015 6:30pm - 9:00pm
113 Carnegie Building (Auditorium) University Park

7:30pm

Ag Entrepreneur and Innovation Club Kickoff Meeting
The first meeting of a new club at Penn State. The goal is to foster the development of new ideas in fields including: sustainability, food, bioproducts, energy, ecosystem, and community development.

Moderators
Tuesday November 17, 2015 7:30pm - 10:00pm
167 Willard Building University Park

8:00pm

Learning from Experience: Part 1
Hear from the leaders of two seasoned design and development companies about lessons learned from dozens of projects over the past several years. Dan and Scott will describe their strategy for predictably creating successful web and mobile applications, and how you can apply these lessons. This won’t just be conceptual: they will explain these concepts by showing the materials for an active project — a mobile app for a new startup. Half of the time will be reserved for a Q&A session so that you can address specific questions about your own apps and ideas.Hear from the leaders of two seasoned design and development companies about lessons learned from dozens of projects over the past several years. Dan and Scott will describe their strategy for predictably creating successful web and mobile applications, and how you can apply these lessons. This won’t just be conceptual: they will explain these concepts by showing the materials for an active project — a mobile app for a new startup. Half of the time will be reserved for a Q&A session so that you can address specific questions about your own apps and ideas.

Speakers
avatar for Dan Rowland

Dan Rowland

Owner and Creative Director, Rowland Creative
Dan Rowland is the owner and Creative Director of Rowland Creative, an award-winning graphic design firm located in State College, PA. Their clients range from startups to nationally established companies in the business-to-business technology market. Their services cover everything from identity to print materials, with an emphasis on mobile and web application design.
avatar for Scott Woods

Scott Woods

President, West Arete
Scott Woods is president of West Arete, a custom web and mobile application development company. Located in downtown State College, Pennsylvania, with clients around the country, West Arete’s 10-person team focuses on the software development portion of web and mobile apps.


Tuesday November 17, 2015 8:00pm - 9:30pm
362 Willard Building University Park
 
Wednesday, November 18
 

7:30am

Deans' Breakfast with GEW – By Invitation
Deans are invited to join a GEW speaker for breakfast at the Nittany Lion Inn, Writing Room 1.

Speakers
avatar for Steve Barsh

Steve Barsh

Chief Innovation Officer and Managing Director, DreamIT Ventures
Steve Barsh is Chief Innovation Officer and Managing Director - Health for Dreamit. Steve has over 30 years of experience launching, leading and building multi-national companies as well as early stage venture work. He has helped launch dozens of companies that have generated $400+ million in value. He has extensive experience working with entrepreneurs, scientists and physicians on rapid identification and de-risking of critical make-or-break... Read More →


Wednesday November 18, 2015 7:30am - 9:00am
Nittany Lion Inn, Writing Room 1 (200 W Park Ave) University Park

9:00am

WiNGs Entrepreneurial Showcase
The annual Women's Network Group (WiNGs) Member Showcase, hosted at New Leaf, highlights the diverse and exciting businesses run by local women entrepreneurs. Join us in our open venue to learn more about these women-owned businesses operated in Centre County.
http://www.wngs.org/

Moderators
avatar for Lindsay Fairman

Lindsay Fairman

Founder/Owner, FairTech Labs
Penn State News article


Wednesday November 18, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
New Leaf Initiative (243 S Allen St #337) State College

9:00am

Emotional Intelligence: The Key to Your Leadership Potential
Understand your Personal Emotional Quotient (EQ). 
Discover the science behind your emotional reactions. 
Explore the link between your emotions and your health. 
Identify tools to assist in responding versus reacting. 
Learn tips on how to use your EQ to be the best you can be every day.

Register for this program by calling 814-949-5535, emailing SRA1@PSU.EDU or visit altoona.psu.edu/sheetz/businesstraining
  
altoona.psu.edu/gew

Moderators
JM

John Moore

Sandler Training/Moore Power Sales

9:45am

Marketing 422—Advertising and Sales Promotion

Integrated Communication Plan Showcase


Speakers
avatar for Michael Ryan

Michael Ryan

Business Analyst, Penn State Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
Michael Ryan has been a business analyst with the Penn State SBDC since June 2000. He staffs the SBDC's Mifflin County Outreach Office at the Penn State Learning Center in Lewistown. In addition to providing free, confidential, one-on-one consultations for current or prospective small business owners, he has developed and instructed educational programs and seminars for the SBDC. Michael specializes in researching accounting and tax issues, and... Read More →


Wednesday November 18, 2015 9:45am - 11:00am
004 Business Building University Park

10:00am

Learn from an Entrepreneur
Erie entrepreneur and investor Brian Scott will speak about his “Entrepreneurial Journey”.  Brian is the President and CEO of Express Management Group, a company that he co-founded, as well as a member of the Blue Tree Allied Angel investor group, and co-chair of the Erie based Innovation Collaborative.  He’ll talk about the trials and tribulations of starting a business, best practices, and provide observations from his experience mentoring various entrepreneurs.  

Moderators
DC

Dave Causgrove

Instructor in Marketing/Management Faculty Member in charge of the Small Business Institute(SBI)  School of Business Penn State Erie, The Behrend College 5101 Jordan Road Erie, PA 16563 Office Phone: 814-898-6551  

Speakers
BS

Brian Scott

Erie entrepreneur and investor


Wednesday November 18, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Burke 002 Penn State Erie/the Behrend Collage

10:00am

AgSci E&I Program Open House
Drop by and join us for conversation and refreshments at our annual GE Week Open House Event. Entrepreneurial ideas, Ag Springboard and other fun conversations will be going on...
Gathering with Food & Refreshments
http://agsci.psu.edu/entrepreneur



Moderators
avatar for Mark Gagnon

Mark Gagnon

Harbaugh Entrepreneurship Scholar and Entrepreneurship Coordinator, College of Agricultural Sciences, College of Agricultural Sciences
Mark Gagnon is an entrepreneur who is interested in idea enactment in both academic and practical contexts. Gagnon's research focuses on the intersection of sustainability and entrepreneurship, particularly in the area of entrepreneur psychology relative to new venture organizing and outcomes. In addition, Gagnon is part of the leadership team for Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences Entrepreneurship Initiative. The initiative seeks to... Read More →

Wednesday November 18, 2015 10:00am - 2:00pm
6 Armsby Building University Park

10:30am

Teaching Entrepreneurship to High School Students in an Urban School District
Penn State Berks students in the Entrepreneurship Club and Entrepreneurship and Innovation minor will hold a workshop for Reading School District high school students enrolled in the Penn State Educational Partnership Program (PEPP). The PEPP students will learn about entrepreneurship, self-assessment, 3D printing, and writing a business plan. The workshop will begin by focusing on what it means to be an entrepreneur. The PEPP students will learn how to become innovative thinkers, and through the self-assessment portion of the workshop, the students will learn about themselves, their passions, networking, and generating new ideas. Finally, they will be taught the basics of writing a business plan and how to incorporate their plan with the needs of their community. PEPP is an early-intervention collaboration between Penn State Berks and the Reading School District. The mission of the program is to enhance academic preparedness and motivation levels in its Reading School District participants to pursue higher education. PEPP also recruits and trains students from Penn State Berks, most of whom are Childhood and Early Adolescent Education majors, to act as PEPP Learning Assistants.


Speakers
AK

Abdullah Konak

Abdullah Konak is a Professor of Information Sciences and Technology at the Pennsylvania State University Berks. Dr. Konak received his degrees in Industrial Engineering, B.S. from Yildiz Technical University, Turkey, M.S. from Bradley University, and Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh.   | Dr. Konak’s current research interest is in the application of Operations Research techniques to complex problems, including such topics as... Read More →
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Dr. Sadan Kulturel-Konak

Professor of Management Information Systems, Penn State Berks Coordinator, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Minor Advisor, Entrepreneurship Club


Wednesday November 18, 2015 10:30am - 2:30pm
244 Gaige Building Penn State Berks

11:00am

Tour of Entrepreneurial Businesses
By Invitation.
Meet at Starbucks at 10:45.

Most generally, this tour is about introducing students to local companies and entrepreneurs who are actively pursuing business endeavors on the other side of College Ave. Each CEO will showcase the physical office space and how it enables the business to actually do business, tell the story of how the business got to where it is today, and one to three "life lessons" learned along the way.


Moderators
avatar for Bob Beaury

Bob Beaury

Instructor, Engineering Entrepreneurship and Leadership
Bob has been directly involved in the development of more than 100 new products and the creation of their market introduction programs. His expertise includes building start-up companies and the practical implementation of innovation, product development and sales and marketing programs for cost-conscious, results-oriented organizations.Bob served as the CEO of Broadband Networks, Inc. (BNI) for ten years, and has more than 25 years of experience... Read More →
avatar for Paul Girgis

Paul Girgis

Invent Penn State

Wednesday November 18, 2015 11:00am - 2:00pm
TBA

11:15am

GIS Day Speakers: Joseph Kerski (Esri) and Lightning Talks
Joseph Kerski, Esri Education Manager will speak about geospatial information. Description of Joseph Kerski's talk: 5 Converging Forces: Geoawareness, geotechnologies, geoenablement, citizen science, and storytelling are combining to make this the most exciting time ever for GIS in education and society. Find out about these forces, why they matter, how you can get involved, and what they mean for your career pathway. Lightning talk participants will speak about geospatial topics of broad interest.

Live streaming here

Moderators
avatar for Tara  LaLonde

Tara LaLonde

GIS Specialist

Speakers
JK

Joseph Kerski

Joseph Kerski serves as Education Manager for Environmental Systems Research Institute (Esri). He served for 21 years as Geographer at the USGS and at the US Census Bureau. He teaches GIS at the University of Denver, other universities, in K-12 schools, and in online courses, including MOOCs. Joseph holds three degrees in Geography. Passionate about spatial learning, Joseph fosters educational partnerships, promotes GIS in education and... Read More →


Wednesday November 18, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library University Park

11:30am

Women's Entrepreneurship Luncheon Sponsored by PSECU – By Invitation
By invitation

 At our Women's Entrepreneurship Luncheon, we're "Connecting the Dots to High Gear Success." There is a saying in business that your "network is your net worth." Regardless of age or industry, it's imperative to develop genuine and strategic connections with influence-people who can move your ideas and career forward. How do you find these influences? How can you build your online and in-real-life communities to reach higher gears? Personal relationships with advocates and mentors will be rocket fuel for business and life success. Let's get started. High gear awaits! 

Guest Speaker: Anne Deeter Gallaher, co-author of Women in High Gear and newly released The Future Belongs to Students in High Gear. This guide for students and aspiring game changers in transition from college to career offers insights from entrepreneurs, global business leaders,and university presidents, including Dr. Eric Barron.

Moderators
avatar for Barbara Bowker

Barbara Bowker

Vice President of Marketing, PSECU
Barb Bowker is the Vice President of Marketing for the Pennsylvania State Employees Credit Union (PSECU). She has over 27 years of experience with PSECU, having held positions in departments ranging from Information Technology to Member Services. In her current position she has seized the opportunity to become an involved community member and has served on various committees for not-for-profit organizations. In 2003, Barb took a Board position... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Anne  Deeter Gallaher

Anne Deeter Gallaher

Owner/CEO, Deeter Gallaher Group LLC
www.StudentsInHighGear.com.


Wednesday November 18, 2015 11:30am - 1:00pm
State College Municipal Building (243 S Allen St) State College

12:00pm

Outreach Toastmasters
We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth.

Moderators
Wednesday November 18, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
329 Building, room 413 (Innovation Blvd) University Park

1:30pm

GIS Day Speakers: HERE maps and Joseph Kerski and Lightning Talks
HERE maps will share about how they build their map and companies that use their maps. Joseph Kerski, Esri Education Manager will speak about geospatial information. Description of Joseph Kerski's talk: Telling your story with Esri Storymaps: Combine audio, video, photographs,sketches, narratives, and other multimedia to present the results of your research, to teach, and to communicate your OWN story, using Esri’s easytouse yet powerful storymapping web applications. Lightning talk participants will speak about geospatial topics of broad interest.

Live streaming here 

Moderators
avatar for Tara  LaLonde

Tara LaLonde

GIS Specialist

Speakers
JK

Joseph Kerski

Joseph Kerski serves as Education Manager for Environmental Systems Research Institute (Esri). He served for 21 years as Geographer at the USGS and at the US Census Bureau. He teaches GIS at the University of Denver, other universities, in K-12 schools, and in online courses, including MOOCs. Joseph holds three degrees in Geography. Passionate about spatial learning, Joseph fosters educational partnerships, promotes GIS in education and... Read More →
HM

HERE Maps

HERE Maps is a Nokia company which provides its customers with location service through a cloud platform. This presentation will provide an overview of how they build their map and different companies that use their maps. 


Wednesday November 18, 2015 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library University Park

2:00pm

Prevention Research Center Seminar with Steve Arnold from Polaris Partners
Talk by Steve Arnold, Co-Founder and Partner Emeritus of Polaris Partners of Seattle, WA, as part of the Fall 2015 seminar series organized by the Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center, College of Health and Human Development. Mr. Arnold will also be one of the judges at the mHealth event on Tuesday, November 17, 6 p.m., IST Cybertorium

Moderators
LC

Lee Carpenter

Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center
Writer/Editor and Proposal & Award Generalist

Speakers
avatar for Steve Arnold

Steve Arnold

Founding Partner Emeritus, Polaris Partners
Founding Partner Emeritus, Polaris Partners | Prior to starting Polaris, Steve served as a special advisor to Burr, Egan, Deleage & Co. following more than 10 years in executive positions in the software industry. He served as vice president of Broadband Media Applications at Microsoft Corporation and as president and CEO of Continuum Productions (now Corbis), a private company founded by Bill Gates to pioneer the creation of large digital... Read More →


Wednesday November 18, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
110 Henderson/ The Living Center University Park

3:00pm

The Mind of an Entrepreneur
What is it about the way a person thinks that makes him or her a successful start-up leader or an entrepreneur who will be successful? Join these entrepreneurial thought leaders to delve into the subject.

Moderators
avatar for Jack Matson

Jack Matson

Emeritus Professor, Matson & Associates, Inc.
Jack V. Matson, Ph.D., PE, the founder and principal owner of the firm, is a testifying expert specializing in chemical emissions, historical industry knowledge and regulations. He is Emeritus Professor of Environmental Engineering at Penn State. He started up Envinity, a green design and construction in 2005. In 2012, Bhutopia LLC was formed to provide innovative consulting services to Massive Open On-line courses (MOOCs) . He is the author... Read More →

Speakers
JB

John Bellanti

Life Coach, psychologist on creativity, innovation, and change
JG

Jason Grottini

Director of Business Development, Envinity, Green and energy efficient design and construction of buildings


Wednesday November 18, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
State College Municipal Building (243 S Allen St) State College

3:30pm

Standards & Tech Reports for Inventors
Learn what standards are and how they can aid you in developing a product that meets industry specifications. Also learn about technical reports and how they provide guidance for technical literature searching for patent applications.

Speakers
avatar for Angela Davis

Angela Davis

Engineering Librarian, Universities Library
Angela Davis has been an Engineering Librarian at Penn State for 2 ½ years. She has subject responsibilities to Aerospace, Architectural, Civil, Environmental, Mechanical, and Nuclear Engineering. Currently, she is Penn State’s expert on standards and technical reports


Wednesday November 18, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
302 Paterno Library University Park

3:30pm

Career Pathways in Social Innovation and Sustainable Development
How can you channel your passion and education to pursue a life-long career improving the human condition? How do you find your first job at USAID, Gates Foundation, World Bank and other impact-focused organizations? What professional competencies do social innovators need? What do the salaries look like? This talk will provide an overview of non-traditional career pathways for STEM professionals that prioritize social impact.

Moderators
Speakers
KM

Khanjan Mehta

Penn State Universtiy
Khanjan Mehta is the Director of the Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship (HESE) Program at Penn State University. His professional interests include innovative system integration, high-tech entrepreneurship and international social entrepreneurship. Khanjan loves connecting concepts, people, computers and devices. A basic philosophy behind his work is the convergence of disciplines, concepts, cultures, and countries to create a... Read More →


Wednesday November 18, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
202 Hammond Building, Stavely Room University Park

4:00pm

Anne Deeter Gallaher Book Signing at PSECU
Anne is the co-author of Women in High Gear and newly released The Future Belongs to Students in High Gear. This guide for aspiring game changers offers insights from entrepreneurs, global business leaders, and University presidents, including Dr. Eric Barron.  

Connecting the Dots to High Gear Success: There is a saying in business that your "network is your net worth." Regardless of age or industry, it's imperative to develop genuine and strategic connections with influencers--people who can move your ideas and career forward. How do you find these influencers? How can you build your online and in-real-life communities to reach higher gears? Personal relationships with advocates and mentors will be rocket fuel for business and life success. Let's get started, high gear awaits!

Speakers
avatar for Anne  Deeter Gallaher

Anne Deeter Gallaher

Owner/CEO, Deeter Gallaher Group LLC
www.StudentsInHighGear.com.


Wednesday November 18, 2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm
502 E. College Ave. State College

4:15pm

Marketing 422—Advertising and Sales Promotion

Integrated Communication Plan Showcase


Speakers
avatar for Michael Ryan

Michael Ryan

Business Analyst, Penn State Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
Michael Ryan has been a business analyst with the Penn State SBDC since June 2000. He staffs the SBDC's Mifflin County Outreach Office at the Penn State Learning Center in Lewistown. In addition to providing free, confidential, one-on-one consultations for current or prospective small business owners, he has developed and instructed educational programs and seminars for the SBDC. Michael specializes in researching accounting and tax issues, and... Read More →


Wednesday November 18, 2015 4:15pm - 5:30pm
004 Business Building University Park

5:00pm

2015 Engaged Scholarship Expo: Student Lightning Presentations
Listen as Penn State students give five-minute lightning presentations describing how engaged scholarship changed their lives.

You can also meet other students who are doing engaged scholarship work and learn about programs and resources to help you choose your engaged scholarship experience.

http://www.engagedscholarship.psu.edu/

Moderators
Wednesday November 18, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Heritage Hall (HUB) University Park

5:30pm

Emotional Intelligence: The Key to Your Leadership Potential
Understand your Personal Emotional Quotient (EQ). 
Discover the science behind your emotional reactions. 
Explore the link between your emotions and your health. 
Identify tools to assist in responding versus reacting. 
Learn tips on how to use your EQ to be the best you can be every day.

Register for this program by calling 814-949-5535, emailing SRA1@PSU.EDU or visit altoona.psu.edu/sheetz/businesstraining

altoona.psu.edu/gew

Moderators
JM

John Moore

Sandler Training/Moore Power Sales

6:00pm

Larry Schweikart —The Pillars of Entrepreneurship

Moderators
avatar for Brad Leve

Brad Leve

Assistant Director of Farrell Center for Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Penn State
Assistant Director, Farrell Center for Entrepreneurship and Corporate Innovation

Speakers
avatar for Larry Schweikart

Larry Schweikart

Larry Schweikart, a native Arizonian, went to Arizona State University and received a BA in Political Science, then went on the road with several different rock bands, opening for such 60s/70s acts as Steppenwolf and the James Gang. He abruptly decided he wanted to be a history professor, and received an MA from ASU in history, then a Ph.D. from University of California, Santa Barbara. Since 1985 he has taught at the University of Dayton... Read More →


Wednesday November 18, 2015 6:00pm - 7:00pm
158 Willard Building University Park

6:00pm

Optimize Your Website 1: Competitive, Mobile, Search Engine Friendly with Social Media Connection
Understanding and maximizing your web presence.

This seminar will address what you need to know about the most effective ways to plan for, design, and use your website. We will discuss what makes a good business website design competitive, mobile, and search engine friendly. Then we will cover what social media can be best utilized for different types of businesses.

Learn: 

  • considerations for web site design, construction & analysis

  • mobile web site design considerations

  • search engine optimization

  • marketing your website from within and from beyond

  • maintenance


Who Should Attend? 

  • entrepreneurs/people considering starting a business

  • existing business owners who want a health check up on their website


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

Speakers
avatar for Donald LeGoullon

Donald LeGoullon

Senior e-Business Consultant, Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program
Donald LeGoullon is a senior e-business consultant with the Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program (PennTAP). He provides technical assistance to organizations and businesses in northwestern Pennsylvania. | | Donald's background includes more than thirty years of IT development work in several large manufacturing corporations, the banking industry, and a small-medium manufacturing company. Previous responsibilities include Web development... Read More →
WM

Wendy Moyer

Wendy Moyer is a Senior Technical Advisor with the Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program (PennTAP) working out of the Harrisburg area. Wendy provides technical assistance to small healthcare organizations by providing healthcare IT information, assistance with managing an online presence, and valuable connections to other resources and programs. | Wendy’s background includes work in both the pharmaceutical and medical sectors. Her... Read More →
avatar for Donna Yale

Donna Yale

Senior Technical Specialist and Advanced IT Solutions Team Leader, Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program
Donna Yale is a Senior Technical Specialist and Advanced IT Solutions Team Leader working out of the Towanda, Pennsylvania, area. Donna provides technical assistance to small and midsize organizations and businesses across Pennsylvania, in all industry sectors, by providing hands-on technical assistance, information, and referrals to other resources and programs. | | Donna’s background includes more than thirty years of IT development... Read More →



Wednesday November 18, 2015 6:00pm - 7:00pm
260 Willard Building University Park

6:00pm

Understanding Business Cash Flow
Timely, consistent, and accurate record keeping is essential to monitor business performance, prepare tax returns, and make well-informed decisions regarding a business.

The Penn State Small Business Development Center (SBDC) offers Business Financial Management Essentials. This series provides business owners and managers with the skills and knowledge needed to set up an accounting system, track income and expenses, maintain financial records, understand and analyze cash flow and utilize QuickBooks™ accounting software for their businesses.

Many businesses have ‘gone broke while making a profit.’  Why does this happen?  Because profit doesn’t necessarily mean cash.  In this workshop you will learn the difference between cash flow and profit, as well as how to: 

  • assess and manage your cash flow

  • project your business’s short-term and long-term cash flow needs

  • analyze a cash flow statement

  • understand an accountant-prepared cash flow statement


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

Speakers


Wednesday November 18, 2015 6:00pm - 7:00pm
262 Willard Building University Park

6:00pm

Design Thinking Workshop, facilitated by Empathink
Design thinking is a famous problem solving methodology, used at firms like Google, Apple, and IDEO, that stresses empathy and understanding. Come solve some of the world's toughest challenges and learn design thinking along the way, at this fast paced and extremely interactive workshop. 

http://empathinksc.wix.com/empathink
Design thinking is a famous problem solving methodology used at firms like Google, Apple, and IDEO that stresses empathy and understanding. Come solve some of the world's toughest challenges and learn design thinking along the way, at this fast paced and extremely interactive workshop. 

Moderators
avatar for Galen Bernard

Galen Bernard

Founder, Courage Club
After ten years of telling stories, I now also help others do what scares them to live the story they desire. | | I coach recent grads and young entrepreneurs on establishing new routines of physical and psychological health, freeing them to do their best work. Personalized résumé coaching enables anyone transitioning in work to polish their story for prospective employers while also better seeing their own value and... Read More →

Speakers
JM

Jessica Menold

Jessica Menold is a second year graduate student interested in entrepreneurship, the design process, and innovativeness of engineering graduates and professionals. She is currently working as a student mentor in the Lion Launch Pad program, where she works to support student entrepreneurs. Jessica is currently conducting her graduate research with Dr. Kathryn Jablokow on a project devoted to the development of a psychometric instrument that... Read More →


Wednesday November 18, 2015 6:00pm - 7:30pm
New Leaf Initiative (243 S Allen St #337) State College

6:30pm

Weather Data and Data from Connected Devices can Enhance Consumer Experiences
AccuWeather, the leading global provider of digital media weather content, is combining new weather data sets with wearables and other emerging mobile platforms to help consumers worldwide make more informed decisions on the go.
Presentation attendees will come away with:

·       Insight into the types of new weather data sets motivating wearable device manufacturers and application developers today

·       Deeper understanding of where weather content intersects nearly all industry verticals 

Speakers
avatar for David Mitchell

David Mitchell

Vice President of Digital Media, Emerging PlatformsAccuWeather, Inc, AccuWeather
Visionary in Global Digital Media Innovation | Vice President of Digital Media, Emerging PlatformsAccuWeather, Inc. | In David’s role as Vice President of Digital Media, Emerging Platforms, he is responsible for the weather leader’s suite of universally-accessible mobile and connected products within the emerging platforms marketplace. He spearheads the integration of current and new weather data sets within emerging platforms... Read More →


Wednesday November 18, 2015 6:30pm - 7:15pm
258 Willard Building University Park

7:00pm

Does a Startup Really Need a Lawyer?

Speakers
avatar for Thomas J.Sharbaugh

Thomas J.Sharbaugh

Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Tom Sharbaugh is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Business and Finance Practice. Mr. Sharbaugh’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions for a number of domestic and foreign clients, as well as securities offerings involving publicly and privately held companies and general corporate advice to a number of ongoing clients of the firm. He is also active in representing investment funds and investors in venture capital and other transactions... Read More →


Wednesday November 18, 2015 7:00pm - 8:00pm
118 Katz (Auditorium) University Park

7:00pm

Optimize Your Website 2: Search Engine Optimization – Basic Elements Simply Explained
Understanding what SEO is all about

Search Engine Optimization continues to be a very important aspect of on-line marketing for the far majority of organizations. This seminar will present the basics of good SEO implementation touching of three critical areas.

Learn: 

  • keyword research – discovering what people search for that matches your products/services

  • effective keyword use – how to properly use keywords in various objects and attributes of a website

  • link profile – understanding this critical aspect and how to improve it


Who Should Attend? 

  • entrepreneurs/people considering starting a business

  • existing business owners who want a health check up on their mobile website and credit card options


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

Speakers
avatar for Donald LeGoullon

Donald LeGoullon

Senior e-Business Consultant, Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program
Donald LeGoullon is a senior e-business consultant with the Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program (PennTAP). He provides technical assistance to organizations and businesses in northwestern Pennsylvania. | | Donald's background includes more than thirty years of IT development work in several large manufacturing corporations, the banking industry, and a small-medium manufacturing company. Previous responsibilities include Web development... Read More →
avatar for Donna Yale

Donna Yale

Senior Technical Specialist and Advanced IT Solutions Team Leader, Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program
Donna Yale is a Senior Technical Specialist and Advanced IT Solutions Team Leader working out of the Towanda, Pennsylvania, area. Donna provides technical assistance to small and midsize organizations and businesses across Pennsylvania, in all industry sectors, by providing hands-on technical assistance, information, and referrals to other resources and programs. | | Donna’s background includes more than thirty years of IT development... Read More →


Wednesday November 18, 2015 7:00pm - 8:00pm
260 Willard Building University Park

7:00pm

PRSSA: Planning Your Professional Future
We will be crafting collages and "pinning" pictures to envision our future goals!

Moderators

Wednesday November 18, 2015 7:00pm - 8:15pm
362 Willard Building University Park

7:30pm

The Second Step of Starting a Business - Writing a Business Plan
This workshop will teach aspiring entrepreneurs how to write a business plan. 

Learn from our business consultant:

  • create a mission statement

  • conduct research for your plan

  • identify you target market(s)

  • define your overall market strategy

  • determine funding needs

  • explore why every business plan needs a cash flow statement, income statement, and balance sheet

  • learn what documents to include with your business plan

  • find out why a simple format works

  • learn why every business plan, whether or not you seek outside funding

  • start writing your own business plan

  • review a sample business plan step-by-step


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

Speakers


Wednesday November 18, 2015 7:30pm - 8:30pm
262 Willard Building University Park

7:30pm

Red Weather Reading Series with Julie Swarstad Johnson
The Red Weather Reading Series

Moderators
Speakers
JS

Julie Swarstad Johnson

Since graduating from Penn State's MFA program in Spring 2013, Julie Swarstad Johnson embarked upon a career path in arts administration in Tucson, Arizona, a culturally rich city in the southwestern borderlands. Her path has included coordinating education programs for the Tucson Symphony Orchestra--the oldest continuously running performing arts organization in the southwest--and working for the University of Arizona Poetry Center library--a... Read More →


Wednesday November 18, 2015 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library University Park

8:00pm

Learning from Experience: Part 2
Hear from the leaders of two seasoned design and development companies about lessons learned from dozens of projects over the past several years. Dan and Scott will describe their strategy for predictably creating successful web and mobile applications, and how you can apply these lessons. This won’t just be conceptual: they will explain these concepts by showing the materials for an active project — a mobile app for a new startup. Half of the time will be reserved for a Q&A session so that you can address specific questions about your own apps and ideas.Hear from the leaders of two seasoned design and development companies about lessons learned from dozens of projects over the past several years. Dan and Scott will describe their strategy for predictably creating successful web and mobile applications, and how you can apply these lessons. This won’t just be conceptual: they will explain these concepts by showing the materials for an active project — a mobile app for a new startup. Half of the time will be reserved for a Q&A session so that you can address specific questions about your own apps and ideas.

Speakers
avatar for Dan Rowland

Dan Rowland

Owner and Creative Director, Rowland Creative
Dan Rowland is the owner and Creative Director of Rowland Creative, an award-winning graphic design firm located in State College, PA. Their clients range from startups to nationally established companies in the business-to-business technology market. Their services cover everything from identity to print materials, with an emphasis on mobile and web application design.
avatar for Scott Woods

Scott Woods

President, West Arete
Scott Woods is president of West Arete, a custom web and mobile application development company. Located in downtown State College, Pennsylvania, with clients around the country, West Arete’s 10-person team focuses on the software development portion of web and mobile apps.


Wednesday November 18, 2015 8:00pm - 9:30pm
362 Willard Building University Park
 
Thursday, November 19
 

7:30am

Deans' Breakfast with GEW – By Invitation
Deans are invited to join Anne Deeter Galaher, a GEW speaker, for breakfast at the Nittany Lion Inn, Writing Room 1.

Speakers
avatar for Anne  Deeter Gallaher

Anne Deeter Gallaher

Owner/CEO, Deeter Gallaher Group LLC
www.StudentsInHighGear.com.


Thursday November 19, 2015 7:30am - 9:00am
Nittany Lion Inn Gilpin Room (200 W. Park Ave.) University Park

8:00am

Medical Device Startups
Moderators
Speakers
SR

Susan Rockwell

Senior Director, Global Medical Device Business Development; Medical Device & Diagnostics Research, ICON, plc


Thursday November 19, 2015 8:00am - 9:15am
2 Business Building University Park

9:45am

Food Entrepreneurship in Ethiopia: INTAG 100, Introduction to International Agriculture
Dr. Greg Ziegler, Professor of Food Science will discuss his work commercializing the Ethiopian bread injera in collaboration with NutrAfrica, PLC, an indigenous food processing company.
INTAG 100, Introduction to International Agriculture



Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Gregory R. Ziegler

Gregory R. Ziegler

Professor of Food Science, Penn State
Greg Ziegler is professor of food science. He is engaged in entrepreneurial activities including commercialization of his research. For the past 6 years he has been collaborating with entrepreneurs from Africa to develop an indigenous Ethiopian food processing company. More information is available at http://foodscience.psu.edu/directory/grz1.


Thursday November 19, 2015 9:45am - 11:00am
134 Erickson Food Science Building University Park

10:00am

Innovation Commons Open House
Innovations Commons, a business lab equipped with AutoCAD modeling programs, scanners, and 3D printers, offers students, faculty members, and industry partners a place to develop product ideas and create prototypes.  Lean more about what resources are available, programs that are planned, and how you can volunteer to help.  Light refreshments will be served.

Moderators
DC

Dave Causgrove

Instructor in Marketing/Management Faculty Member in charge of the Small Business Institute(SBI)  School of Business Penn State Erie, The Behrend College 5101 Jordan Road Erie, PA 16563 Office Phone: 814-898-6551  

Thursday November 19, 2015 10:00am - 4:00pm
Burke 109 Penn State Erie/The Behrend College

11:05am

Food Entrepreneurship, Food Science 201, Introductory Practicum in Food Science
Food Science 201, Introductory Practicum in Food Science

Moderators
avatar for Gregory R. Ziegler

Gregory R. Ziegler

Professor of Food Science, Penn State
Greg Ziegler is professor of food science. He is engaged in entrepreneurial activities including commercialization of his research. For the past 6 years he has been collaborating with entrepreneurs from Africa to develop an indigenous Ethiopian food processing company. More information is available at http://foodscience.psu.edu/directory/grz1.

Speakers
RA

Robert Anderson

SUSTAINABLE STRATEGIES LLC
Bob Anderson is experienced in all facets of organic agriculture, organic food production, processing, business development, marketing and retailing, as well as leadership experience in the development of national organic policy, standards,organic certification and animal welfare standards and certification. Bob is the founder of SUSTAINABLE STRATEGIES LLC - Advisors in Food and Agriculture, and currently is a strategic advisor to organic... Read More →


Thursday November 19, 2015 11:05am - 12:05pm
133 Erickson Food Science Building University Park

11:15am

Penn State Harrisburg Student Entrepreneur Club
Come Join us for our Second Interest meeting on Entrepreneurship and see what wonders you can do with your Ideas!!!We Encourage anyone with a Passion for Entrepreneurship and Business to come, attend our meeting, and we will help you take your ideas to the next level.

Moderators
KM

Kevin M. Harter

Professor of Practice, Entrepreneurship | Director, Center for Entrepreneurship | Penn State Harrisburg | Educational Activities Building Room 205 | 777 W. Harrisburg Pike | Middletown, PA 17057

Thursday November 19, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
TBA

11:15am

Medical Device Startups
Moderators
Speakers
SR

Susan Rockwell

Senior Director, Global Medical Device Business Development; Medical Device & Diagnostics Research, ICON, plc


Thursday November 19, 2015 11:15am - 12:30pm
10 Business Building University Park

3:00pm

Ecoult: An International Success Story
Ecoult is an entrepreneurial company that has created a revolutionary energy storage system. Jason will provide a history of Ecoult,a description of the relationship between Ecoult and its parent company, East Penn, an overview of the unique Ecoult technology and of its applications of the technology. Ecoult batteries are part of a small microgrid located in the automation lab in the Gaige building at Penn State Berks. Jason will provide a specific explanation of how the Ecoult batteries are work in the microgrid. The Ecoult developed a revolutionary battery storage system featuring brand new technology invented and incubated by the CSIRO in Australia. The new venture will change the role solar and wind energy play in the electricity market by smoothing the volatility of renewable power, and allowing it to be integrated seamlessly into the grid.

This project is supported by corporate, government and research partners around the world, including United States-based parent East Penn Manufacturing, who produce the UltraBattery®. In Australia, Ecoult’s research partnership with CSIRO is maximising the potential of the storage energy system via smart algorithms that can analyze weather pattern history to prepare the storage system in advance for predicted weather conditions. In Japan, a technology alliance was formed with Furukawa Battery who worked with the CSIRO to the development of the UltraBattery® solution. In 2013 Ecoult was chosen as one of the world’s top 100 private companies in clean technology, having been named in the Cleantech Group’s prestigious 2013 Global Cleantech 100.
 This presentation is part of ENGR  310

Moderators
JL

James Laurie

Instructor of Business

Speakers
JH

Jason Hoffman

Jason Hoffman is a senior engineer with Ecoult where he has worked for three years. Jason earned a BS in Electrical Engineering from Bucknell and a Masters in Electrical Engineering with an emphasis in Power Systems and Control from Penn State. Prior to Ecoult Jason has worked for a battery start up, and wind energy company, and for an electric utility.


Thursday November 19, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
246 Gaige Buliding Penn State Berks

3:00pm

Is Moving to Silicon Valley Right for You? By Schreyer Honors College

https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cth5kktjjv91bj1gfjp9j7i6gvk

Discussion with Q&A by Penn State and Schreyer Honors College alumni who have gone (or foregone) Silicon Valley, including the following topics: 

  • What does Silicon Valley offer for an entrepreneur? 

  • Why did you choose a different location rather than Silicon Valley? 

  • What makes an entrepreneur ready to utilize Silicon Valley’s resources upon arrival? 

  • What advantages does Silicon Valley offer to those in their early-career who eventually want to start a company? 


Additional topics submitted live to Twitter using the following hashtag: #movetoSV – and include the following for more eyes to see @GEWPennState @PennStateHonors

12:00 pm PT/3:00 pm EThttps://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cth5kktjjv91bj1gfjp9j7i6gvk

Moderators
Thursday November 19, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Google Hangout Online

3:00pm

Advanced Patent Searching
This workshop will help inventors and entrepreneurs already familiar with patents to perform competitive intelligence, prior art searching (to find earlier inventions), and discover international patents. After a brief introduction to patents and the patent process, including international treaties, attendees will be guided in searching on the European Patent Office (EPO) website, the USPTO's Patent Application Information Retrieval (PAIR) public system, along with a brief overview of more powerful patent research tools.

Speakers
avatar for John Meier

John Meier

Science Librarian
John Meier is a Science Librarian at the Physical and Mathematical Sciences Library in the Penn State University Libraries at University Park.  He is the liaison librarian to the departments of Mathematics and Statistics and also the Patent and Trademark Resource Center librarian for Penn State.  John attends annual workshops at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and online training in patent and trademark assistance... Read More →


Thursday November 19, 2015 3:00pm - 4:15pm
W211A Pattee Library University Park

3:00pm

I Have an Idea for a Business. Now What? Sponsored by SBDC/IST Student Club/ HVC/ NCG/ Law Clinic
I Have an Idea for a Business. Now What?
Stop by Kunkle Lounge, Hammond Building to meet with representatives from the Nittany Consulting Group, IST Student Group, and Happy Valley Communications in collaboration with the Penn State Small Business Development Center to chat about a business idea.  Assistance is always free and confidential.  This service is offered every Tuesday and Thursday during the semester and is open to all Penn State students, staff, and faculty.  During Global Entrepreneurship Week, Nittany Consulting Group will have two consultants available in Kunkle Lounge.

Moderators
avatar for Linda Feltman

Linda Feltman

Senior Business Consultant, Penn State Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
Linda Feltman has worked with the Penn State SBDC as the senior business consultant since April 1999. In 2014 she was named the Coordinator for Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) on behalf of Penn State. GEW is an international entrepreneurship event that takes place every year during the third week of November. Linda’s business consulting efforts are now primarily focused on student entrepreneurship. | Prior to joining the SBDC staff, over... Read More →

Thursday November 19, 2015 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Kunkle Lounge, Hammond Building University Park

4:15pm

Voices From the Field: Tim Kerchinski
In today’s marketplace it is imperative that employees are able to adjust their social style to create better working relationships with team members and customers. During this session, we will explore the traits of Assertiveness and Responsiveness to help determine each participant’s dominant social style. In addition, ways to identify other’s social styles will be explored. We will then discuss ways that we all can modify our behaviors to be more in harmony to those that have different styles than our own.
(EE 300W)

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Tim Kerchinski

Tim Kerchinski

Innovation Team Lead, PennTAP, Penn State
Tim Kerchinski manages federal and state grant projects, as well as contracts and customer relationships with private sector companies. Tim has been at Penn State since 1999, joining PennTAP in 2010. Prior to joining PennTAP, he concentrated his efforts on cultivating clients for Penn State Outreach through strategic, national corporate partnerships and assisting with strategic development and sales management for the Client Development Office... Read More →



Thursday November 19, 2015 4:15pm - 5:15pm
362 Willard Building University Park

5:30pm

Doing Business With Penn State
Attend this seminar to find out how to find opportunities to participate in contract and procurement for supplies, construction, equipment and services with Penn State University.  A workshop presented by Vernon L. Davis, Contract Liaison, Physical Plant and Duane M. Bullock, Manager, Supplier Diversity and Environmentally Responsible Purchasing, Procurement Services.

Learn about:

  • how Penn State operates

  • getting your paperwork in order

  • find out who to contact to submit bids

  • where to look for potential opportunities

  • how to meet bonding/financial requirements of the University 

Registration: Please visit sbdc.psu.edu/seminars. Preregistration is requested.
Co-sponsor: SEDA-COG and CBICC



Thursday November 19, 2015 5:30pm - 6:30pm
260 Willard Building University Park

5:30pm

Hacky Hour with Scott Woods
Over the past couple years of running meetups and working with developers, we realized that there are probably close to 1,000 software developers in the Happy Valley region, and they almost never get together to hang out and hack. We wanted to provide a time and a space for that to happen. It's an informal meetup. New Leaf has couches, tables, conference rooms. People can use the time to hang out with people that they know, meet new people, work with a pair on a project, or just sit on a couch and code solo. We will have some good snacks and drinks. It won't be a full dinner, but it will be enough to keep everyone in a good mood. Feel free to bring your own food and drinks.

Moderators
avatar for Galen Bernard

Galen Bernard

Founder, Courage Club
After ten years of telling stories, I now also help others do what scares them to live the story they desire. | | I coach recent grads and young entrepreneurs on establishing new routines of physical and psychological health, freeing them to do their best work. Personalized résumé coaching enables anyone transitioning in work to polish their story for prospective employers while also better seeing their own value and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Scott Woods

Scott Woods

President, West Arete
Scott Woods is president of West Arete, a custom web and mobile application development company. Located in downtown State College, Pennsylvania, with clients around the country, West Arete’s 10-person team focuses on the software development portion of web and mobile apps.


Thursday November 19, 2015 5:30pm - 8:00pm
New Leaf Initiative (243 S Allen St #337) State College

5:30pm

Internship Potluck
Internship Potluck is a gathering of local small business owners with specific student needs and students who are seeking a local internship opportunity. Food is provided by the business owners who attend. GEW will be providing some food as well. It is an informal event where students and community discuss their project or needs and students may ask questions of multiple local business owners. Food is always ample and varied. The space is the communal house for local entrepreneurs with both students and young professionals living in the ‘co.space’.


Here is an informal op to pitch your company and an internship opportunity to students who attend the potluck.   In the past two years some great connections have been fostered.  The only cost to the business is some sort of food and their time.  It is typically a great evening in a friendly environment in the ‘co.space’ on Nittany Ave.  To sign up to be one of the companies who pitch, email Dustin Betz dustindavidbetz@gmail.com.  

 

Moderators
avatar for Spud Marshall

Spud Marshall

CEO and Chief Catalyst, the co.space
Spud Marshall co-founded and leads the.cospace, a co-ed, co-living environment for students and working professionals in the social innovation community to live and learn together. Our purpose is to grow and nurture future world-changers by launching homes around the world that connect social innovators in their work, studies, and passions.

Thursday November 19, 2015 5:30pm - 8:00pm
co.space (244 E Nittany Ave) State College

6:00pm

U.S. Banking Basics for International Students
Learn about:  

  • types of banks

  • credit and how it works

  • why to utilize a bank   

  • different account that are available and how they work

  • what you need to start a business



Who Should Attend?  

  • entrepreneurs/international students considering starting a business and need to know more about American banking


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

Speakers
JM

James M. Kane

Citizens Bank
Mr. Kane has been in banking for 11 years, and graduated from Penn State with a B.S. in Marketing in 1999. He worked for PNC    before joining Citizens Bank, and has been presenting seminars for 6 years for        international students during their orientation week at Penn State. He has won awards in banking for sales, leadership, and service. 


Thursday November 19, 2015 6:00pm - 6:30pm
262 Willard Building University Park

6:00pm

The First Step of Starting a Business
Have you always had a dream to start your own business but didn’t know where to start?  This workshop will help aspiring entrepreneurs to begin the process of successful business ownership, including evaluating business ideas, developing a business plan, and exploring financing options.

 Learn from our business consultant:  

  • lifestyle requirements of business owners

  • how to assess the feasibility of your business idea

  • the legal and tax implications of owning a business

  • how to develop a business plan

  • how to compile a bank-ready financial package

  • how to market your product or service

  • the health and safety regulations that may apply to your business

  • why both a marketing and financial plan are needed

  • where to find other resources that may help you succeed


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

Speakers


6:30pm

Helping Pennsylvania Entrepreneurs Reach Global Markets: Resources and Assistance Available Through the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development
This program will provide an overview of the types of assistance that are available to entrepreneurs in Pennsylvania via the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development. 
It is being presented as part of IB 303 International Business Operations taught by Jim Laurie.
For information please call 610-396-6220.

Moderators
JL

James Laurie

Instructor of Business

Speakers
KS

Katherine Skopp

Director of Global Partnerships PA Department of Community & Economic Development Office of International Business Development
TW

Tina Weyant

Executive Director, World Trade Center Harrisburg


Thursday November 19, 2015 6:30pm - 7:30pm
246 Gaige Buliding Penn State Berks

6:30pm

Free Business Resources – Schlow Centre Region Library
Gain practical experience with free resources available at your public library. Discover rich data that will help you develop SWOT analyses, do market research, and to keep abreast of emerging trends. 
Call the Schlow Library's Reference Desk to make a reservation (814) 235-7816.
#schlowlibrary


Moderators
MB

Maria Burchill

Head of Adult Services, Schlow Centre Region Library
Maria is a public librarian with expertise in free research resources and visual literacy programs in the digital age.

Thursday November 19, 2015 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Schlow Centre Region Library (211 S Allen St) State College

6:30pm

Shattering the Artist vs Entrepreneur Paradigm: A conversation with someone who is a little of both
Howard Udell, Penn State Alumnus and founder of Alert Now, will share his successes and failures in entrepreneurship, how he dealt with those issues, his experience playing the trumpet in the Blue Band and how playing music impacted his approach to entrepreneurship. This session will be very interactive, filled with conversation, debate, and Q&A.
 @PalmerMuseum


Moderators
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Jonathan Gangi

Assistant Professor of Music and Arts Entrepreneurship, School of Music, College of Arts and Architecture
Jonathan J. Gangi was appointed the College of Arts and Architecture’s inaugural Professor in Arts Entrepreneurship in 2014. He is an affiliate faculty member in the School of Music, offering instruction in classical guitar. Gangi works with academic faculty across the college to develop new courses and programs that focus on “the business of the arts," and on arts entrepreneurship and innovation. He also teaches courses and... Read More →

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Howard Udell

Gooey’s American Grille
Howard Udell is a 1981 Penn State College of Business graduate and four year blue band member. Though he graduated in the midst of an economic recession, he felt fortunate to begin employment with Xerox Corporation the day after graduation.  Even during his Xerox training period, he embarked on his first and failed entrepreneurial effort, CDI, Communication Developers Inc.  Several years later he resigned from his management job at... Read More →


Thursday November 19, 2015 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Lipcon Auditorium in the Palmer Museum of Art University Park

7:00pm

Understanding Visa Pathways for International Student Entrepreneurs
The United States is the land of opportunity, however, for international entrepreneurs, there can be numerous roadblocks to starting your own business.  This workshop will explore the legal options for international students to stay in the United States and start their own business.  

Learn from a business consultant about:

  • options for J-1 and F-1 Students during and after your studies. 

  • what work you legally can and cannot do while a J-1 or F-1 student.

  • what can you legally do if you transition of an H-1b visa.

  • how to sponsor yourself for an H-1b visa.

  • what are the other visa types you can obtain in order to start your own business. 

  • what are some of the other roadblocks yo may encounter along the way.


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

Speakers
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Aaron Brooks

Penn State Student Legal Services
Aaron is a native of State College and attended Dartmouth College for his undergrad and Tulane for law school. After becoming a lawyer, Attorney Brooks practiced corporate litigation and immigration at a top worldwide law firm in New York City. Attorney Brooks returned to the area with his family in 2008 and continued in private practice until joining Student Legal services in 2012. Attorney Brooks brought with him a decade of litigation and... Read More →



Thursday November 19, 2015 7:00pm - 8:00pm
262 Willard Building University Park

7:30pm

Understanding Business Cash Flow
Business Financial Management Essentials

Timely, consistent, and accurate record keeping is essential to monitor business performance, prepare tax returns, and make well-informed decisions regarding a business.

The Penn State Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is offering Business Financial Management Essentials. This series will provide business owners and managers with the skills and knowledge needed to set up an accounting system, track income and expenses, maintain financial records, understand and analyze cash flow and utilize QuickBooks™ accounting software for their businesses.

Many businesses have ‘gone broke while making a profit.’  Why does this happen?  Because profit doesn’t necessarily mean cash.  In this workshop you will learn the difference between cash flow and profit, as well as how to:

  • assess and manage your cash flow

  • project your business’s short-term and long-term cash flow needs

  • analyze a cash flow statement

  • understand an accountant-prepared cash flow statement


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

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Friday, November 20
 

12:00pm

Salad Club at New Leaf
Join us Friday at noon for a shared lunch discussing positive change with others in your community. Just bring your favorite salad ingredient!

Moderators
avatar for Galen Bernard

Galen Bernard

Founder, Courage Club
After ten years of telling stories, I now also help others do what scares them to live the story they desire. | | I coach recent grads and young entrepreneurs on establishing new routines of physical and psychological health, freeing them to do their best work. Personalized résumé coaching enables anyone transitioning in work to polish their story for prospective employers while also better seeing their own value and... Read More →

Friday November 20, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
New Leaf Initiative (243 S Allen St #337) State College

1:30pm

Marketing Resources
Consumer Behavior and Retail Market Trends.  Learn which databases tap into the latest market analysis. 

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Harwell

Kevin Harwell

Kevin Harwell has been with the Schreyer Business Library since 2000. His areas of specialization are marketing, industry research and accounting. He is also very familiar with entrepreneurship resources, patents and trademarks. Kevin is the author of two Research Guides for entrepreneurs.


Friday November 20, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
302 Paterno Library University Park

3:00pm

Penn State Idea Pitch Competition Hosted by Smeal College of Business
Visit ideapitch.smeal.psu.edu for more information. 

Moderators
avatar for Travis Lesser

Travis Lesser

Experiential Learning Entrepreneurship Coordinator, Farrell Center for Entrepreneurship and Corporate Innovation

Judge
avatar for Brad Leve

Brad Leve

Assistant Director of Farrell Center for Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Penn State
Assistant Director, Farrell Center for Entrepreneurship and Corporate Innovation
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Rudy Glocker

Managing Partner, pediped
Rudy Glocker joined pediped footwear in 2008 as a Managing Partner.  Rudy is responsible for the global sales and distribution of pediped products, managing supplier relationships, financial oversight, marketing, strategy and the general management of the company with his fellow partners, Angela and Brian Edgeworth. Prior to joining pediped, Rudy worked for Goldman, Sachs & Company in both New York and Boston.  He was responsible... Read More →
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Shawn Clark

Clinical Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Dr. Shawn Clark is a Clinical Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Pennsylvania State University's Smeal College of Business. He is also Interim Director of the Farrell Center for Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship.  Shawn teaches courses in corporate innovation, entrepreneurship, enterprise architecture, project management, professional services (consulting), business strategy, business process management, and decision... Read More →
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Shelton Mercer III

TwitChange
Shelton Mercer, III is a Fortune 500-bred innovator, speaker and philanthropist.  He is CEO of Mashable Award winner TwitChange and Chief Strategy Officer of Benjamin's Desk - an acclaimed community and network for  entrepreneurs and startups. Shelton has advised dozens of global market leaders, including Disney, NBC, Warner Bros, GE, KPMG and Johnson & Johnson.


Friday November 20, 2015 3:00pm - 4:30pm
217 Business Building University Park