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Monday, November 17 • 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Lunch & Learn: Centre Region Innovation Ecosystem FILLING

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Bring your lunch to New Leaf to hear from a panel of local entrepreneurs, university faculty, and students regarding their experiences navigating the Centre Region’s Innovation Ecosystem.  The format is discussion based, and attendees are encouraged to participate and interact with the panel.

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Serena Fulton

Membership Director, New Leaf Initiative

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Dustin Betz

President, Green Towers
Dustin grew up gardening with his mother, and decided to turn his lifelong hobby into his dream job.  With extensive university laboratory experience in apiculture, aquaponics, plant cell wall dynamics, and sustainable agriculture, Dustin is passionate about implementing designed edible ecologies into agricultural production systems and management practices.  Bachelor of Science in Biology with minors and interdisciplinary honors... Read More →
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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 →
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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 →
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Jeremy Frank

President and Founder, KCF Technologies
President and Founder, KCF Technologies, Inc. | What makes KCF special… KCF exists to develop new technologies and advance them into commercial product form. Once we reach the proper stage of development, we form strategic partnerships to bring the product to market. We can commit to these long-term strategic partnerships in part because we are founder and employee-owned, without outside investors, and have a long-term business model... Read More →
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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 →
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Taylor Mitcham

Founder and Owner, Simple Car Wash
Taylor Mitcham is the founder and owner of Simple Car Wash, which has brought the revolutionary concept of waterless car washes to Centre County, Pennsylvania. | The idea of Simple Car Wash came to Taylor as she was trying to find a way to wash her car. Waterless car washes were popular at home in California, but she noticed that there were no waterless car wash resources in Centre County. | After trying the waterless products on her own car, she... Read More →

Tim Simpson

Research Interests: | Engineering design and design methodology, statistical approximations and design of experiments, and product family and product platform design.
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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 17, 2014 12:00pm - 1:30pm
New Leaf (Municipal Building Suite 337) 243 S. Allen
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