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Saturday, November 8
 

12:00am

GEW Selfie Challenge
The GEW Selfie Challenge runs from November 9 to November 19. The Challenge introduces students to the entrepreneurial resources available on and off campus, while raising awareness of Penn State's Global Entrepreneurship Week events.  

Selfie Challenge rules and resources with dates and times when students may visit to learn more about each resource have been posted http://www.gewpennstate.org/gew-selfie-challenge.html. On November 21, names of participating students will be drawn at random from Instagram entries. Those lucky students will be offered a seat at a pizza party given by President Barron.

Look for the Selfie Challenge Site Signs

Selfie Stop    Contact           
  • Lion Launch Pad--- In the “fishbowl” glass room near 110A IST-East    Liz Kisenwether    Anytime       
  • TechCelerator---200 Innovation Boulevard, suite 119    Don McCandless    Mon. Nov. 17 from 1-5 PM      
  • SBDC---200 Innovation Boulevard, suite 119    Therersa Krise    10-4 PM Monday-Thursday       
  • New Leaf---243 S Allen St #337    Serena Fulton    Monday-Thurs 12-9, Friday 12-5       
  • co.space---244 E Nittany Ave, State College    Spud Marshall    Sunday, 11/9 5-6 p.m.; Thursday 11/13 7-8 p.m.; Monday 11/17 8-9 p.m.       
  • Schlow Library    Maria Burchill    Library hours: Sunday 1:30-5, Monday-Wednesday 9-9 PM, Thursday 12-9 PM, Friday 9-6 PM, 9-5 PM       
  • Research HUB desk emphasizing Business resources  (2nd floor Paterno)    Cheryl McCallips    http://www.libraries.psu.edu/psul/hours.html        
  • Knowledge Commons (1st floor West Pattee)    Cheryl McCallips    http://www.libraries.psu.edu/psul/hours.html        
  • Media Commons  (1st floor West Pattee)    Cheryl McCallips    http://www.libraries.psu.edu/psul/hours.html        
  • Kunkle Consulting---1st floor Hammond bldg, enter from Mall    Linda Feltman    Tues/Thurs 3-5 PM       
  • Krause Innovation---201 Chambers Building    Michael M. Rook    Mon-Thurs 9 AM-11 PM, Friday 9 AM-6 PM, Saturday closed, Sunday 5-11 PM       
  • SPE Federal Credit Union  At the intersection of Short St and E College Ave  Michael Scott    Monday-Friday    M-THRS: 9 AM - 4:30 PM, F:until 6 pm   
  • UPS Store across from Wegmans!    Colleen Small    Everyday    M-F 8-7, Sat 9-5, Sun 11-4    Live demo of new 3D print machine Stratasys uPrint SE Wednesdays 4-6 PM. 
  • Innoblue    Mitch Robinson    Mondays @9 PM in 205 IST       
  • SURGE Business Development---126 N Atherton St    Tara Branigan    Our office is open from 8:30am - 5:30pm        
  • Office of Student Legal Services---120 Boucke Building    Kelly Mroz    Nov. 10-12, Nov. 17-18    8 AM - 4:30 PM  


Moderators
avatar for Amelia Friedrichs

Amelia Friedrichs

Amelia Friedrichs is a senior at Penn State pursuing a degree in public relations with a minor in business. She is a current blood services intern at the American Red Cross, and previously interned as a public relations coordinator with KKPR Marketing and Public Relations, Inc. of Milford, Pa. Amelia is also an account associate for Happy Valley Communications, Penn State’s student-run PR firm, self-improvement editor for Valley... Read More →
LH

Lydia Huang

Lydia Huang is a senior at Penn State majoring in Psychology. She is currently working on her non-profit foundation, Support with Love, which is dedicated towards Asian Americans dealing with mental health stigmas and suicide prevention. Lydia is also planning the annual Penn State Hackathon, HackPSU, which is a 36 hr event where students of all skill levels can learn to code and create apps. She is graduating in May, and hopes to work in... Read More →
HS

Hyesu Shin

Hyesu Shin is a junior at Penn State majoring in International Politics. She had interned with the American Red Cross as a blood services intern and a volunteer coordinator in summer of 2014. Hyesu is currently an administrative member of the non-profit organization Project TEACH that works for educational equality in Korea. She hopes to work for humanitarian aid organizations that relieve suffrage and contribute to human rights as her career.

Sunday November 9, 2014 12:00am - Monday November 10, 2014 12:00am
Community (Penn State and Centre Region)
  • Twitter tags #GEWPSU2014 #GEWUSA #gewpsuselfie

12:00am

GEW Selfie Challenge
The GEW Selfie Challenge runs from November 9 to November 19. The Challenge introduces students to the entrepreneurial resources available on and off campus, while raising awareness of Penn State's Global Entrepreneurship Week events.  

Selfie Challenge rules and resources with dates and times when students may visit to learn more about each resource have been posted http://www.gewpennstate.org/gew-selfie-challenge.html. On November 21, names of participating students will be drawn at random from Instagram entries. Those lucky students will be offered a seat at a pizza party given by President Barron.

Look for the Selfie Challenge Site Signs

Selfie Stop    Contact           
  • Lion Launch Pad--- In the “fishbowl” glass room near 110A IST-East    Liz Kisenwether    Anytime       
  • TechCelerator---200 Innovation Boulevard, suite 119    Don McCandless    Mon. Nov. 17 from 1-5 PM      
  • SBDC---200 Innovation Boulevard, suite 119    Therersa Krise    10-4 PM Monday-Thursday       
  • New Leaf---243 S Allen St #337    Serena Fulton    Monday-Thurs 12-9, Friday 12-5       
  • co.space---244 E Nittany Ave, State College    Spud Marshall    Sunday, 11/9 5-6 p.m.; Thursday 11/13 7-8 p.m.; Monday 11/17 8-9 p.m.       
  • Schlow Library    Maria Burchill    Library hours: Sunday 1:30-5, Monday-Wednesday 9-9 PM, Thursday 12-9 PM, Friday 9-6 PM, 9-5 PM       
  • Research HUB desk emphasizing Business resources  (2nd floor Paterno)    Cheryl McCallips    http://www.libraries.psu.edu/psul/hours.html        
  • Knowledge Commons (1st floor West Pattee)    Cheryl McCallips    http://www.libraries.psu.edu/psul/hours.html        
  • Media Commons  (1st floor West Pattee)    Cheryl McCallips    http://www.libraries.psu.edu/psul/hours.html        
  • Kunkle Consulting---1st floor Hammond bldg, enter from Mall    Linda Feltman    Tues/Thurs 3-5 PM       
  • Krause Innovation---201 Chambers Building    Michael M. Rook    Mon-Thurs 9 AM-11 PM, Friday 9 AM-6 PM, Saturday closed, Sunday 5-11 PM       
  • SPE Federal Credit Union  At the intersection of Short St and E College Ave  Michael Scott    Monday-Friday    M-THRS: 9 AM - 4:30 PM, F:until 6 pm   
  • UPS Store across from Wegmans!    Colleen Small    Everyday    M-F 8-7, Sat 9-5, Sun 11-4    Live demo of new 3D print machine Stratasys uPrint SE Wednesdays 4-6 PM. 
  • Innoblue    Mitch Robinson    Mondays @9 PM in 205 IST       
  • SURGE Business Development---126 N Atherton St    Tara Branigan    Our office is open from 8:30am - 5:30pm        
  • Office of Student Legal Services---120 Boucke Building    Kelly Mroz    Nov. 10-12, Nov. 17-18    8 AM - 4:30 PM  


Moderators
avatar for Amelia Friedrichs

Amelia Friedrichs

Amelia Friedrichs is a senior at Penn State pursuing a degree in public relations with a minor in business. She is a current blood services intern at the American Red Cross, and previously interned as a public relations coordinator with KKPR Marketing and Public Relations, Inc. of Milford, Pa. Amelia is also an account associate for Happy Valley Communications, Penn State’s student-run PR firm, self-improvement editor for Valley... Read More →
LH

Lydia Huang

Lydia Huang is a senior at Penn State majoring in Psychology. She is currently working on her non-profit foundation, Support with Love, which is dedicated towards Asian Americans dealing with mental health stigmas and suicide prevention. Lydia is also planning the annual Penn State Hackathon, HackPSU, which is a 36 hr event where students of all skill levels can learn to code and create apps. She is graduating in May, and hopes to work in... Read More →

Sunday November 9, 2014 12:00am - Monday November 10, 2014 12:00am
Community (Penn State and Centre Region)
  • Twitter tags #GEWPSU2014 #GEWUSA #gewpsuselfie
 
Monday, November 10
 

12:00pm

Galbraith Lounge Promo Week Sponsored by Happy Valley Communications
Come to Galbraith Lounge in the HUB to learn about how you can get involved with Global Entrepreneurship Week in the audience and as a volunteer.


Monday November 10, 2014 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Galbraith Lounge HUB at top of ground floor steps
 
Tuesday, November 11
 

7:30pm

RW Johnson Lecture Series (Special Promo Week Session)
Limited Capacity seats available

Asif Khan, Founder and President of Location Based Marketing Association will be speaking about the latest and greatest trends in mobile, social, and local.
See more at:
http://news.psu.edu/story/332499/2014/10/29/visiting-expert-focus-intersection-mobile-local-and-social

Speakers
avatar for Asif Khan

Asif Khan

Founder and President, Location Based Marketing Association
Asif Khan, is a veteran tech start-up, business-development and marketing entrepreneur with more than 15 years experience. He is currently focused on working as a consultant and speaker to the location-based marketing services community. Prior to launching The Location Based Marketing Association, Asif has worked with companies as diverse as Limited Brands, IBM, Baxter Pharmaceuticals, Molson-Coors, Communispace, BestBuy, American Airlines, and... Read More →



Tuesday November 11, 2014 7:30pm - 9:30pm
The Nittany Lion Inn
 
Wednesday, November 12
 

7:00pm

Digital Journalism Panel (Special Promo Week Session)
The panel will discuss what they do, where the digital media universe is going, and how students should prepare for a career.

Moderators
avatar for John Dillon

John Dillon

Norman Eberly Professor of Practice in Journalism, Journalism
John Dillon brings a wealth of experience to the Department of Journalism. He worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia for  32 years as a reporter and editor.  For 12 years, he served as a deputy managing editor.  HIs duties included responsibility for the direction and performance of 65 reporters and editors covering local and state news. He also was a leader of the diversity and news training committees of the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Chris Krewson

Chris Krewson

EditorBilly Penn June 2014 – Present (6 months) Greater Philadelphia Area A mobile news platform for a better Philly. Adjunct Instructor, the School of Media and Communication at Temple University | August 2014 – Present (4 months)Greater Philadelphia Area Teaching Entrepreneurial Journalism to 16 undergrad and 2 grad students on the University's Philadelphia campus.
avatar for Debra Leithauser

Debra Leithauser

President and Publisher, Centre Daily Times
JW

Jason Weitzel

Digital manager at Comcast in Philadelphia



Wednesday November 12, 2014 7:00pm - 8:30pm
HUB Auditorium
  • Passport Qualified Proof of attendance will be provided.
  • Twitter tags #GEWPSU2014 #GEWUSA
 
Thursday, November 13
 

12:00pm

Galbraith Lounge Promo Week Sponsored by Happy Valley Communications
Come to Galbraith Lounge in the HUB to learn about how you can get involved with Global Entrepreneurship Week in the audience and as a volunteer.


Thursday November 13, 2014 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Galbraith Lounge HUB at top of ground floor steps

7:00pm

Going Global for the Greater Good (Special Promo Week Session)
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn about student trips to Panama and Ghana through Global Business Brigades. Learn how  they empower communities. Find out what the students are learning from those experiences.
Deloitte consultants will share their own experiences and reflections on a program similar to Global Business Brigade, called 4G's: Going Global for the Greater Good.
The audience will have an opportunity to question the panel.
Attendees will have a chance to network with Deloitte after the event.

Moderators
avatar for Labeed AlMani

Labeed AlMani

Labeed is a fifth-semester standing Junior, pursuing double-majors in Finance (B.S.) with a concentration in Accounting, and Economics (B.S.). Currently, Labeed is the Vice President of Global Business Brigades, and serves on the Executive Board Council. Additionally, Labeed is the Founder and President of the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) Business Society, an organization that serves to educate present the economic interests of the... Read More →

Thursday November 13, 2014 7:00pm - 8:00pm
104 Thomas
  • Passport Qualified Proof of attendance will be provided.
  • Twitter tags #GEWPSU2014 #GEWUSA
 
Sunday, November 16
 

2:00pm

1000 Pitches sponsored by InnoBlue Award Ceremony
Sponsored by the Farrell Center, Ben Franklin Technology Partnership, and Centre Region Entrepreneur Network (CREN). Following a semester of collecting one minute pitches nine students will walk away with $500 each. If you pitched, maybe it will be you. Come out to find out. 

A GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP WEEK Kickoff Event.




Moderators
avatar for Mitch Robinson

Mitch Robinson

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


Sunday November 16, 2014 2:00pm - 6:00pm
The Nittany Lion Inn
  • Passport Qualified Proof of attendance will be provided.
  • Twitter tags #GEWPSU2014 #GEWUSA

7:30pm

Entrepreneurship Game Show Night
Limited Capacity seats available

On Sunday stop in at 220 Hammond at 7:00 to cheer on students, faculty, and local entrepreneurs as they participate in an Entrepreneurship Game Show night that will mimic two of the most famous game shows of all time: The Dating Game and The Family Feud. The Penn State Dating Game will pit six student entrepreneurs in a competition to win a lunch date with local entrepreneurs.

The Family Feud game will place eight students into two families, answering questions about the Penn State entrepreneurship ecosystem.  Everyone that walks through the door will be eligible to play. Show up ready to participate or cheer on your favorites. It will be a great night with prizes, free food, and Global Entrepreneurship Week giveaways.

Connect. Engage. Attend THIS Event.


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 →



Sunday November 16, 2014 7:30pm - 9:30pm
220 Hammond
  • Passport Qualified Proof of attendance will be provided.
  • Twitter tags #GEWPSU2014 #GEWUSA
 
Monday, November 17
 

12:00pm

Lunch & Learn: Centre Region Innovation Ecosystem
Limited Capacity filling up

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.

Moderators
avatar for Serena Fulton

Serena Fulton

Membership Director, New Leaf Initiative

Speakers
avatar for Dustin Betz

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 →
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 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 Jeremy Frank

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 →
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 →
avatar for Taylor Mitcham

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 →
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Tim Simpson

Research Interests: | Engineering design and design methodology, statistical approximations and design of experiments, and product family and product platform 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.



Monday November 17, 2014 12:00pm - 1:30pm
New Leaf (Municipal Building Suite 337) 243 S. Allen
  • Passport Qualified Proof of attendance will be provided.
  • Twitter tags #GEWPSU2014 #GEWUSA

12:00pm

ENTI Minor Information Fair
Find out more about the Penn State Entrepreneurship and Innovation Minor. Chat with representatives from Food and Bio-Innovation, New Media, New Venture, Social Entrepreneurship, Technology Based Entrepreneurship, Digital Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and Hospitality Management clusters.  Participate in interactive exercises at each cluster. 


Monday November 17, 2014 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Galbraith Lounge HUB at top of ground floor steps
  • Passport Qualified Proof of attendance will be provided.
  • Twitter tags #GEWPSU2014 #GEWUSA
  • Tags ENTI, Resources

12:20pm

MGMT 425 New Venture Creation
Rob Shearer   (topic:  Contract Manufacturing for the Entrepreneur )

Speakers
avatar for Rob Shearer

Rob Shearer

SEKO
Rob  serves  as  Managing  Director  of  SEKO  MedTec  Solutions,  the  Healthcare  Vertical  Division  of  SEKO  Worldwide.  Additionally,  Rob  is  Managing  Director  for  Sutherland  Global  Logistics,  which  Designs  and  Builds  Custom... Read More →


Monday November 17, 2014 12:20pm - 1:10pm
208 Business Building
  • Passport Qualified Proof of attendance will be provided.
  • Twitter tags #GEWPSU2014 #GEWUSA

12:20pm

Contract Manufacturing for the Entrepreneur with Rob Shearer
MGMT 425 New Venture Creation

Moderators
avatar for Brad Leve

Brad Leve

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

Speakers
avatar for Rob Shearer

Rob Shearer

SEKO
Rob  serves  as  Managing  Director  of  SEKO  MedTec  Solutions,  the  Healthcare  Vertical  Division  of  SEKO  Worldwide.  Additionally,  Rob  is  Managing  Director  for  Sutherland  Global  Logistics,  which  Designs  and  Builds  Custom... Read More →


Monday November 17, 2014 12:20pm - 1:25pm
208 Business Building
  • Passport Qualified Proof of attendance will be provided.
  • Twitter tags #GEWPSU2014 #GEWUSA

1:00pm

Open meeting time with Brad Bogolea (Bishoff Entrepreneur in Residence)
Discuss your entreprenurial ideas with Brad.

Speakers
avatar for Brad Bogolea

Brad Bogolea

Brad has been building technology-based start-ups for nearly a decade and is passionate about developing product that solves real problems for customers. | He is a 2006 graduate of the College of Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University, where he studied Computer Science, Engineering Leadership, and Engineering Entrepreneurship. | While at Penn State, Brad co-founded i-conserve, LLC, with a mission to make it easy for people to... Read More →



Monday November 17, 2014 1:00pm - 3:45pm
New Leaf (Municipal Building Suite 337) 243 S. Allen
  • Twitter tags #GEWPSU2014 #GEWUSA

1:25pm

MGMT 425 New Venture Creation
Zach Pappis (Topic Duck-Duck-Go)

Speakers
avatar for Zach Pappis

Zach Pappis

Director of Marketing and Community, DuckDuckGo
Zac Pappis is the Vellios Entrepreneur in Residence for the Farrell Center for Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship. | He is the director of marketing and community for DuckDuckGo, the anonymous search engine.  | Zac graduated from Penn State in 2010 and, after working at SEI Investments, founded his first company, A-1 Line Painting. From this brick-and-mortar startup, Zac began working on aspects of the web. After a few... Read More →


Monday November 17, 2014 1:25pm - 2:15pm
208 Business Building
  • Passport Qualified Proof of attendance will be provided.
  • Twitter tags #GEWPSU2014 #GEWUSA

4:00pm

Tips & Tools for Teams: An Interactive Workshop
This session will be offered by Chad Littlefield, TEDx speaker and the founder of We! The People Company (www.weand.me). The session will focus on creative ways to get your team more engaged and connected. Session will be very experiential with participation in facilitated activities. Participants will leave with concrete tips and tools to start using as soon as the session ends.

Speakers
avatar for Chad Littlefield

Chad Littlefield

Co-founder, We!™
I love life for a million billion trillion reasons.



Monday November 17, 2014 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Galbraith Lounge HUB at top of ground floor steps
  • Twitter tags #GEWPSU2014 #GEWUSA

5:00pm

Second Annual Engaged Scholarship Expo
The Penn State Engaged Scholarship Expo brings together faculty, staff, and students to share engaged scholarship experiences, opportunities, and inspiration. Undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to experience how engaged scholarship - out-of-classroom academic experiences that complement classroom learning - can change your future and how you think about education.  Immerse yourself in engaged scholarship projects already happening locally and around the world. Learn about new projects in development. Turn your own work into engaged scholarship experiences for the Penn State community.

Moderators
avatar for Amy Vashaw

Amy Vashaw

Audience & Program Development Director, Center for the Performing Arts @ Penn State
avatar for Careen Yarnal

Careen Yarnal

Associate Professor, Recreation, Park and Tourism management, Penn State
Research Interests Adult Play and Playfulness and Positive Aging, Women’s Leisure Across the Lifespan, College Student Use of Leisure Time and Excess Alcohol Consumption, Academic Approaches to Addressing College Student Excess Alcohol Consumption Courses Taught RPTM 120 Leisure and Human Development RPTM 210 Introduction to Commercial Recreation and Tourism HHD 497A Women's Leadership

Monday November 17, 2014 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Heritage Hall HUB

6:00pm

4 Under 30
Limited Capacity seats available

Join four recent Penn State alumni to hear of their successes and challenges in developing their start-ups.
2014 video by Tyler Kleinle

Moderators
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 →

Speakers
avatar for Alan Erdley

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.
avatar for Frank Macinsky

Frank Macinsky

Director of Marketing and Creative Director, Thread International, Inc.
Shortly after graduation, Frank moved to Pittsburgh to work at a boutique advertising agency as a business development associate and account manager. He quickly fell in love with the entrepreneurial nature of working at a small firm – sitting in on creative meetings, expanding agency capabilities, and interfacing with clients. When a 7.0 magnitude earthquake rocked Haiti in 2010, his manager, Ian Rosenberger, traveled to Haiti and met a... Read More →
avatar for Tyler Yohe

Tyler Yohe

Broken Crayon Games
Tyler Yohe is a Penn State Alum from the class of '07.  He is the founder of two tech start-ups.  In 2011, Tyler founded the video game development studio, Broken Crown Games, LLC, and in 2013 he founded the family-friendly, digital publishing company, Broken Crayon Games.
avatar for Zach Zimbler

Zach Zimbler

Zach Zimbler graduated from Penn State University in 2012 with a B.S. in Information Sciences & Technology with a focus on design and development. While at Penn State, Zach was a co-founder and curator of TEDxPSU and three term president and general manager of the The Lion 90.7fm radio station. Post graduation, Zach has spent significant time at startups as a software engineer which included a year long residence in South East Asia. Currently... Read More →



Monday November 17, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm
262 Willard
  • Passport Qualified Proof of attendance will be provided.
  • Twitter tags #GEWPSU2014 #GEWUSA

6:00pm

A Restaurant Entrepreneur's Story: Robert Platzer, CEO and founder PJW Group
Limited Capacity seats available

Robert Platzer will discuss how he developed his idea, started his business, and how the business has grown to a chain of 16 restaurants.  He will field questions from the audience 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 New Jersey. A... Read More →



Monday November 17, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm
112 Chambers
  • Passport Qualified Proof of attendance will be provided.
  • Twitter tags #GEWPSU2014 #GEWUSA

6:00pm

The Thriving Artist Session 1: How to Succeed as an Artist and Entrepreneur
Limited Capacity filling up

Learn to redefine what it means to be a professional artist through an engaging and interactive presentation demonstrating how to integrate entrepreneurial action into your world. You will leave with an empowered and thriving outlook and approach to any life/career endeavor and possess a deeper understanding of your unique potential as an artist and entrepreneur.
Pizza provided by Arts Entrepreneurship program at 5:30. RSVP to Angela Smith at 865-9523 or ajf7@psu.edu .

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
avatar for Christine Negherbon Abraham

Christine Negherbon Abraham

The Thriving Artist
Christine Negherbon is a native of Pennsylvania and recently finished the National Tour of MY FAIR LADY, produced by Cameron MacKintosh.  In addition to being a successful actress she also has several choreographic credits to her name, mounting such shows as CRAZY FOR YOU, WEST SIDE STORY, THE WORLD GOES ROUND, and CABARET, to name a few.  Never one to sit idle, Christine has business ventures in custom makeup solutions, image... Read More →
avatar for Joe Abraham

Joe Abraham

The Thriving Artist
Achieving Goals, Effective Marketing & Building Strong Relationships /The Thriving Artist | See http://www.joe-abraham.com/ for a pictorial bio.



Monday November 17, 2014 6:00pm - 7:30pm
16 Borland
  • Passport Qualified Proof of attendance will be provided.
  • Twitter tags #GEWPSU2014 #GEWUSA

6:00pm

Learn How to Brand and Market a Venture Startup
Limited Capacity seats available

Rachelle will discuss the process her agency, [L]earned Media,  goes through to develop a Marketing Strategy and then design and execute an integrated campaign for venture startup companies. Recent clients [L]earned Media has worked with include:  PureWrist, a wearable payment solution; News Funnel, a real estate news service; Hobby Quest, an educational hands-on after school program provider; RushCard, prepaid Visa debit cards; David Blaine, the illusionist and endurance artist;  Bulldog London Dry Gin; SeatGeek ticket search engine; Seaweed Bath Co; Rebel Rock, independent music label; and Gett (GetTaxi) a mobile taxi booking smartphone app.
AdClub will provide the usual Monday food table.

Moderators
EB

Emily Burke

President, AdClub
http://news.psu.edu/story/312426/2014/04/17/academics/student-earns-scholarship-philadelphia-ad-club
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 Rachelle Yankowich (Ad/InArt 2011)

Rachelle Yankowich (Ad/InArt 2011)

Art Director, [L]earned Media
Rachelle molded herself between the majors of Advertising and Visual Arts graduating from Penn State with a dual degree. When the time was right Rachelle made the move to NYC, and built a database of contacts and clients. One of which, turned into a full-time position as Art Director with 2Blue Media Group. There Rachelle was exposed to the new concepts of online media publishing. Rachelle’s artistic talent allows her to breathe... Read More →




Monday November 17, 2014 6:00pm - 8:00pm
113 Carnegie (Auditorium)
  • Passport Qualified Proof of attendance will be provided.
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6:00pm

Penn State mHealth Pitch Competition
Limited Capacity seats available

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). 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 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 students to understand user needs. Together, teams mock-up a mobile app that addresses the defined health need.
mHealth.ist.psu.edu
Judges are Jeffrey Goldberg, Mary Good, Ed Marx. Their bios can be found here:http://mhealth.ist.psu.edu/?page_id=397

Speakers
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


Monday November 17, 2014 6:00pm - 8:00pm
IST Cybertorium IST Bldg

6:30pm

Shape Up Your CV for the Job Search (Thankful for Alumni Professional Development Series)
Are you thinking about professional preparation for employment after graduate school? 
What's the next step in your career?
How effective is your CV?
Join us to analyze sample CVs, discuss the function of a CV in the job application for current job postings, and learn important tips for how to construct and revise your CV. 
Bring your questions and your CV.

Speakers
ME

Mary Elizabeth Meier

PA Education Association President and Assistant Professor of Art at Mercyhurst University



Monday November 17, 2014 6:30pm - 7:30pm
207 Arts Cottage
  • Passport Qualified Proof of attendance will be provided.
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7:30pm

First Step of Starting a Business
Limited Capacity seats available

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 a business consultant about:
  • 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
Free, but registration is required: http://sbdc.psu.edu/events/gew-the-first-step-of-starting-a-business/
Preregistration is requested at least two business days before seminar.





Monday November 17, 2014 7:30pm - 9:00pm
262 Willard
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  • Tags SBDC

8:00pm

Student Entrepreneur Panel
Limited Capacity seats available

College is a great time to start your business.  Penn State has many resources to assist you to a great start-up.  Hear the experiences of these student entrepreneurs and how they balance the needs of their business with the college experience. Moderator is Todd Erdley, CEO of Videon Central, Inc.

Moderators
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 →

Speakers
avatar for John Dori

John Dori

Co-Founder, Analytical Flavor Systems
As a self-described “geek for good flavor,” John co-founded Analytical Flavor Systems, a company that helps producers of artisan foods and beverages – such as tea, beer, cheese, and espresso – improve flavor profiles of their products and ensure consistent taste through software and data science.
avatar for Sean Hathaway

Sean Hathaway

Co-Founder, CEO, Apex Applications, LLC
The company I created with my friend Adam Geiger is called Apex Applications.  We are an application development company with a recent focus on the development of applications that will blur the lines of separation between medicine and technology.  Our first app was a navigation and information app for Penn State and the town of State College.  Now, we are working on app that will allow people who suffer from the disease... Read More →
avatar for Taylor Mitcham

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 →
avatar for Sean Sweeney

Sean Sweeney

Owner, Happy Valley Repair
Sean is a Senior at Penn State and studying Industrial engineering with a minor in Six Sigma.  He has been the proud owner of a smart device repair service called Happy Valley Repair since April 2014 and fixes anywhere from 25-70 devices a week.  When he is not working or studying he like to get involved with his fraternity, Alpha Gamma Rho, and has been known to be an early riser for every Penn State Tailgate.



Monday November 17, 2014 8:00pm - 9:00pm
113 Carnegie (Auditorium)
  • Passport Qualified Proof of attendance will be provided.
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Tuesday, November 18
 

9:45am

ENGR 310 – Entrepreneurial Leadership with Brad Bogolea, Bischoff Entrepreneur in Residence
ENGR 310 – Entrepreneurial Leadership

Moderators
avatar for Frank T. Koe

Frank T. Koe

Associate Professor, Engineering Entrepreneurship, Penn State College of Engineering
Frank Koe has more than 20 years' experience as an entrepreneur/intrapreneur and university administrator and educator. His ongoing company, Whipple D Productions, Inc., invents, designs, and sells hunting and fishing accessories. Academically, he served as dean of the Baker School of Business and Technology at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York City; associate director of the Berkley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Stern... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Brad Bogolea

Brad Bogolea

Brad has been building technology-based start-ups for nearly a decade and is passionate about developing product that solves real problems for customers. | He is a 2006 graduate of the College of Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University, where he studied Computer Science, Engineering Leadership, and Engineering Entrepreneurship. | While at Penn State, Brad co-founded i-conserve, LLC, with a mission to make it easy for people to... Read More →



Tuesday November 18, 2014 9:45am - 11:00am
307 Hammond
  • Passport Qualified Proof of attendance will be provided.
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9:45am

MGMT 215 Entrepreneurial Mindset with Zach Pappis
 Dr. Brian McCleary is the founder of State College Family Medicine.
 215 Entrepreneurial Mindset

Moderators
avatar for Brad Leve

Brad Leve

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

Speakers
avatar for Zach Pappis

Zach Pappis

Director of Marketing and Community, DuckDuckGo
Zac Pappis is the Vellios Entrepreneur in Residence for the Farrell Center for Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship. | He is the director of marketing and community for DuckDuckGo, the anonymous search engine.  | Zac graduated from Penn State in 2010 and, after working at SEI Investments, founded his first company, A-1 Line Painting. From this brick-and-mortar startup, Zac began working on aspects of the web. After a few... Read More →


Tuesday November 18, 2014 9:45am - 11:00am
206 Wagner
  • Passport Qualified Proof of attendance will be provided.
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11:00am

Global Entrepreneurship in Organic Foods Market
Limited Capacity seats available


Mr. Anderson is the founder of Sustainable Strategies - Advisors In Food and Agriculture, an advisory firm providing strategic services regarding food, livestock, and agricultural businesses and organizations; value added product development and processing; organic agricultural systems, operations, and certification; cooperative development; community development; government relations and policy; and international trade analysis, strategies and market development. Until 2000, he was owner, President and CEO of Walnut Acres Organic Farms, one of the founding and most respected vertically integrated organic foods businesses in the U.S.

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 18, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Rodney A. Erickson Food Science Building, room 133 University Park
  • Passport Qualified Proof of attendance will be provided.
  • Twitter tags #GEWPSU2014 #GEWUSA
  • Tags College of AgSci

11:15am

Bischoff Entrepreneur in Residence--Brad Bogolea
Moderators
avatar for Philip Boyer

Philip Boyer

Interim Director, Engineering Entrepreneurship Minor, Penn State University School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs
Pilgrim's Oak Golf Course | President & Chief Executive Officer | August 1994 - December 1997 Responsible for the leadership and successful development of Pilgrim’s Oak  Golf Course from a working concept to a completed 18-hole championship golf course.  The golf course was constructed under budget and exceeded all of the operational and financial goals in its first full year of operation (1997).  Areas of... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Brad Bogolea

Brad Bogolea

Brad has been building technology-based start-ups for nearly a decade and is passionate about developing product that solves real problems for customers. | He is a 2006 graduate of the College of Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University, where he studied Computer Science, Engineering Leadership, and Engineering Entrepreneurship. | While at Penn State, Brad co-founded i-conserve, LLC, with a mission to make it easy for people to... Read More →


Tuesday November 18, 2014 11:15am - 12:20pm
307 Hammond
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12:00pm

Galbraith Lounge: CBICC Ask the Expert
The CBICC will be hosting a table on the HUB first floor at Galbraith Lounge with an event dubbed ‘Ask a Professional.”  Each hour a CBICC member will be available to students and the public to answer questions related to their area of expertise.


Tuesday November 18, 2014 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Galbraith Lounge HUB at top of ground floor steps
  • Passport Qualified Proof of attendance will be provided.
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1:00pm

Middlesex University Penn State Team Challenge: Finals and Awards
Limited Capacity seats available

A global collaboration between  Middlesex University (MDX) in London -  www.mdx.ac.uk and Penn State.

The MDX + PSU Innovation Challenge selected  16 Penn State students and 16 MDX students. These 32 students were formed into 8 teams , with two PSU students and two MDX students per team.

Each team defined a problem, need or pain in one of four categories, researched and defined a solution. The categories:
  •  green technology.
  •  in-the-home.
  •  social entrepreneurship.
  •  transportation.
Teams submitted a three minute video describing the problem and their solution.

Event available for viewing online.
Why:  We want to make Penn State's Global Entrepreneurship Week a truly global event!

Students will have the fun and meet the challenges of working in a geographically dispersed team, with different majors and different backgrounds to agree on a problem/need and define a compelling solution.

Grand prize:  all members of the the top MDX+PSU Team get round-trip travel paid to the 2015 Summer Jam (entrepreneurship conference) in Croatia in the last week of August - http://www.summerjamcroatia.com/

Just want to dial in? (all numbers)
1) Direct-dial with my iPhone or
+1 408 740 7256+1 408 740 7256
+1 888 240 2560+1 888 240 2560 (US Toll Free)
+1 408 317 9253+1 408 317 9253 (Alternate Number)

2) Enter Meeting ID: 439533567


Connecting directly from a room system?

1) Dial: 199.48.152.152 or bjn.vc
2) Enter Meeting ID: 439533567 -or- use the pairing code

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 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.



Tuesday November 18, 2014 1:00pm - 2:30pm
108 Wartik

2:15pm

MGMT215 Entrepreneurial Mindset with Zach Pappis
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
avatar for Zach Pappis

Zach Pappis

Director of Marketing and Community, DuckDuckGo
Zac Pappis is the Vellios Entrepreneur in Residence for the Farrell Center for Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship. | He is the director of marketing and community for DuckDuckGo, the anonymous search engine.  | Zac graduated from Penn State in 2010 and, after working at SEI Investments, founded his first company, A-1 Line Painting. From this brick-and-mortar startup, Zac began working on aspects of the web. After a few... Read More →



Tuesday November 18, 2014 2:15pm - 3:45pm
117 Thomas BLDG
  • Passport Qualified Proof of attendance will be provided.
  • Twitter tags #GEWPSU2014 #GEWUSA

2:30pm

ENGR 411 – Business Basics for Entrepreneurs with Brad Bogolea, Bischoff Entrepreneur in Residence
ENGR 411 – Business Basics for Entrepreneurs

Moderators
avatar for Philip Boyer

Philip Boyer

Interim Director, Engineering Entrepreneurship Minor, Penn State University School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs
Pilgrim's Oak Golf Course | President & Chief Executive Officer | August 1994 - December 1997 Responsible for the leadership and successful development of Pilgrim’s Oak  Golf Course from a working concept to a completed 18-hole championship golf course.  The golf course was constructed under budget and exceeded all of the operational and financial goals in its first full year of operation (1997).  Areas of... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Brad Bogolea

Brad Bogolea

Brad has been building technology-based start-ups for nearly a decade and is passionate about developing product that solves real problems for customers. | He is a 2006 graduate of the College of Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University, where he studied Computer Science, Engineering Leadership, and Engineering Entrepreneurship. | While at Penn State, Brad co-founded i-conserve, LLC, with a mission to make it easy for people to... Read More →



Tuesday November 18, 2014 2:30pm - 3:45pm
307 Hammond
  • Passport Qualified Proof of attendance will be provided.
  • Twitter tags #GEWPSU2014 #GEWUSA

3:00pm

The Mind of the 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 this panel of entrepreneurial thought leaders to delve into the subject.

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 →
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 →
avatar for Frank T. Koe

Frank T. Koe

Associate Professor, Engineering Entrepreneurship, Penn State College of Engineering
Frank Koe has more than 20 years' experience as an entrepreneur/intrapreneur and university administrator and educator. His ongoing company, Whipple D Productions, Inc., invents, designs, and sells hunting and fishing accessories. Academically, he served as dean of the Baker School of Business and Technology at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York City; associate director of the Berkley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Stern... Read More →
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 →


Tuesday November 18, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
State College Borough Building 243 S Allen St, State College, PA 16801
  • Passport Qualified Proof of attendance will be provided.
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3:00pm

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

Please register to attend at https://plus.google.com/u/2/events/cl5krn3c3t3hmloqsj82utt9sv8. You will also be able to view the event via this URL but for those who preregister, a reminder email will be sent.

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 ET


Moderators
JH

Jessica Hoffman

Schreyer Honors College, Penn State


Tuesday November 18, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Virtual Google Hangout TBA

3:00pm

I Have an Idea for a Business. Now What? Sponsored by SBDC/IST Student Club/ HVC/ NCG
Stop by Kunkle Lounge, Hammond Building, to meet with representatives from the Nittany Consulting Group, IST Consulting, and Happy Valley Communications in collaboration with the Penn State SBDC 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
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 →


Tuesday November 18, 2014 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Kunkle Lounge Hammond Bldg

4:00pm

Happy and Creative. Yes. It's Possible. (Thankful for Alumni Professional Development Series)
Want to connect your love for art with your love for your local community?
Do you want to learn more about working in arts nonprofit & for-profit settings?
Thinking about connecting your passion for art with creative enterprise?
Come hear Will talk about his beginnings at Penn State, the path to his present work with community arts outreach, and his exciting plans for the future.



Tuesday November 18, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
210 Patterson
  • Passport Qualified Proof of attendance will be provided.
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4:00pm

Is E for Me? Why College is an Ideal Time to Start a Business
Limited Capacity seats available

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.

Go to http://live.libraries.psu.edu/Mediasite/Play/d4a4ea4004fe48689a8cc41c253cfa4a1d?catalog=8376d4b2-4dd1-457e-a3bf-e4cf9163feda for online viewing.

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 →
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 →

Tuesday November 18, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Foster Auditorium (Paterno Library) Paterno Library

4:00pm

Immigration and Business
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn from a practicing immigration attorney:
  • Options for working in the U.S. after graduation: B-1, EB-2, EB-5, E1 and E2 visas.
  • What kind of work you can and cannot do while on an F-1 or J-1 visa.
  • What kind or work you can and cannot do while on OPT or an H-1b visa.
  • Establishing companies in your home country in order to partner with U.S. companies.
  • Consequences for working without authorization by United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Speakers
avatar for Aaron Brooks

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 →



Tuesday November 18, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Freeman Auditorium (HUB) 117 HUB
  • Passport Qualified Proof of attendance will be provided.
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5:00pm

Tips & Tools for Teams: An Interactive Workshop
This session will be offered by Chad Littlefield, TEDx speaker and the founder of We! The People Company (www.weand.me). The session will focus on creative ways to get your team more engaged and connected. Session will be very experiential with participation in facilitated activities. Participants will leave with concrete tips and tools to start using as soon as the session end

Speakers
avatar for Chad Littlefield

Chad Littlefield

Co-founder, We!™
I love life for a million billion trillion reasons.



Tuesday November 18, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm
New Leaf (Municipal Building Suite 337) 243 S. Allen
  • Passport Qualified Proof of attendance will be provided.
  • Twitter tags #GEWPSU2014 #GEWUSA

5:30pm

How to Start Your Own Creative Agency
Limited Capacity seats available

Join a panel of entrepreneurs who have each launched and grown their own creative agencies right here in State College. They'll not only share their stories, but will also discuss the do's and don'ts of getting your business off the ground. If you've ever dreamed of starting your own agency, you won't want to miss this panel discussion.
This group covers a broad spectrum of agencies ranging from small to mid-tier. Also represented are agencies with varying focuses - photography, event, marketing, brand, web and advertising. Finally, it brings folks who have (or had) clientele that are local, regional and national, some of these clients may have been local startups.  All of these agencies are approx 1-6 full-time employees in size.  A few have part-timers and a few have hired Penn State  College of Communicatios advertising students for internships. 

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 Michael Black

Michael Black

Founding Partner & Creative Director, Black Sun Photo Studios
Establishing his career and shooting in the toughest markets in the US, michael black gradually made a leap becoming Founding Partner & Creative Director of BLACK SUN®. BLACK SUN is based out of the L•A•B•B•, a 9,500 sq. ft. full-service creative studio dedicated to providing worldwide excellence in art, service & business for national & international clients. Michael is known for his organic style; tireless... Read More →
avatar for Michelle Damiano

Michelle Damiano

MissChief, Creative Director, Impressions whq
Passionate. An apt description of the fearless leader of this dynamic marketing communications firm. Michelle brings that passion to each of the projects that come through Impressions. A think tank of ideas and gifted with the ability to listen, discern and see the big picture for marketing strategy and tactics, Michelle has consistently assisted clients in achieving their marketing goals.   With over 15 years of industry experience... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Erickson

Jeff Erickson

Owner, Erickson Strategic
Jeff brings over 27 years experience starting and running small businesses. He’s worked at a strategic level with hundreds of businesses, non-profits, and venture capital firms including some of the most prestigious organizations in their field. He is currently the owner of Erickson Strategic, a State College, PA based agency that helps small- to mid-sized organizations accelerate their growth. He also serves on the boards of New Leaf... Read More →
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.
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Mark Dello Stritto

Founder, Creative Director (Art Director, Designer, Producer, Strategist), Loaded Creative
Mark has 18 years of experience in marketing and advertising; from local, grassroots initiatives to regional, national and international campaigns. He has provided comprehensive creative strategy based on client advertising and marketing objectives and has overseen, developed, art directed, produced and designed creative concepts and campaigns in all forms of media.   Mark's background includes agency experience at two award-winning... Read More →



Tuesday November 18, 2014 5:30pm - 7:00pm
113 Carnegie (Auditorium)
  • Passport Qualified Proof of attendance will be provided.
  • Twitter tags #GEWPSU2014 #GEWUSA

6:00pm

Websites: Session 1 – Competitive, Search Engine Friendly, Social Media Connection
Limited Capacity seats available

Websites: Session 1 -

Competitive, Mobile, Search Engine Friendly, with Social Media Connection - Understanding and maximizing Your Web Presence

This seminar addresses 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 to be competitive, mobile and search engine friendly.  Then we will cover what social media is best utilized for different types of businesses. 

Learn about:

  • 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
FREE but please register at http://sbdc.psu.edu/events/gew-website-1-competitive-mobile-search-engine-friendly-with-social-media-connection/

Presented by Donna Yale and Donald LeGoullon, PennTAP

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 →



Tuesday November 18, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm
158 Willard E. Pollock Rd

6:00pm

The Thriving Artist Session 2: Achieving Goals, Effective Marketing & Building Strong Relationships
Limited Capacity filling up

As an extension of the Thriving Artist Session 1, and continuing to foster the well-rounded artist both personally and professionally, Session 2 is a hands-on, dynamic, and interactive workshop. Attendees will develop specific goals, create action plans and form accountability groups to keep them on track.  This workshop is truly “in the trenches,” and demonstrates how to move from idea to completion.
Pizza provided by the Arts Entrepreneurship Program at 5:30 RSVP to Angela Smith at 865-9523 or ajf7@psu.edu .

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 →

Speakers
avatar for Christine Negherbon Abraham

Christine Negherbon Abraham

The Thriving Artist
Christine Negherbon is a native of Pennsylvania and recently finished the National Tour of MY FAIR LADY, produced by Cameron MacKintosh.  In addition to being a successful actress she also has several choreographic credits to her name, mounting such shows as CRAZY FOR YOU, WEST SIDE STORY, THE WORLD GOES ROUND, and CABARET, to name a few.  Never one to sit idle, Christine has business ventures in custom makeup solutions, image... Read More →
avatar for Joe Abraham

Joe Abraham

The Thriving Artist
Achieving Goals, Effective Marketing & Building Strong Relationships /The Thriving Artist | See http://www.joe-abraham.com/ for a pictorial bio.



Tuesday November 18, 2014 6:00pm - 7:30pm
16 Borland
  • Passport Qualified Proof of attendance will be provided.
  • Twitter tags #GEWPSU2014 #GEWUSA

6:00pm

Research to Start-Up – For Faculty and Researchers
Limited Capacity seats available

If you or anyone in your department has considered 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 educates Penn State faculty, researchers, and grad students on the steps necessary to take their research from the labs to starting, managing, and growing their own business.

At this brief meeting the following topics will be 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/product as well as some interest in commercializing this research and starting a company.

Cost: FREE but please register at http://sbdc.psu.edu/events/gew-research-to-start-up/


Tuesday November 18, 2014 6:00pm - 7:30pm
262 Willard
  • Passport Qualified Proof of attendance will be provided.
  • Twitter tags #GEWPSU2014 #GEWUSA
  • Tags TechCelerator

6:30pm

Where Is The Money?
Where is the money? There seems to be so much of it out there ripe for the picking for startups around the country. So how do you get it? First it might be wise to slow down, take a deep breath, and see exactly what you are getting into, what options there are for your startup to get off the ground and pick up the financing that it needs. We have a panel of investors and entrepreneurs that ranges from self-financing to angel investors and venture capitalist, all giving a their own perspective and insight to help you decide what is best for your company.
Q&A will follow.

Moderators
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Adam Bruskin

9th Semester, Economics

Speakers
avatar for Steve Carpenter

Steve Carpenter

Vice President, Venture Operations at the Life Sciences Greenhouse of Central Pennsylvania
Steve Carpenter is the Vice President of Venture Operations at the Life Sciences Greenhouse of Central Pennsylvania. The LSGPA provides investment and support to promising life science companies in central Pennsylvania. Steve’s principal responsibilities include serving as a director or board observer for portfolio companies and evaluating prospective companies for investment. Prior to joining the LSGPA, Steve worked in a variety of... Read More →
avatar for Alan Erdley

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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John Johnston

Ben Franklin Technology PArtners of Central & Northern PA
John Johnston is regional director with the Ben Franklin Technology PArtners of Central & Northern PA. One of four Ben Franklin centers in the Commonwealth, the Central & Northern covers 32 counties that stretch from Erie to Lancaster. John is responsible for a ten-county region encompassing Juniata, Mifflin, Centre, Clinton, Potter, McKean, Jefferson, Clearfield, Elk, and Cameron counties. John identifies the most promising investment... Read More →
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 →
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Chris Spielvogel

Chris Spielvogel is a senior lecturer of Communication Arts and Sciences at Penn State University, research associate of Digital Humanities in the Center for Democratic Deliberation, and Co-founder of Flip Learning, a "born digital" textbook publishing and software company that emphasizes applied learning. Chris's research has appeared in journals in the fields of digital media, gaming, and learning, rhetoric, and American history, while his... Read More →



Tuesday November 18, 2014 6:30pm - 8:00pm
New Leaf (Municipal Building Suite 337) 243 S. Allen
  • Passport Qualified Proof of attendance will be provided.
  • Twitter tags #GEWPSU2014 #GEWUSA

7:00pm

Websites: Session 2 – Mobile and Credit Card Tools
Limited Capacity seats available

Websites: Session 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 about:

  • 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.

Examples, samples, web-based tools, best practices, and more will be presented.

Who Should Attend?

· entrepreneurs/people considering starting a business

· existing business owners who want a health check up on their website
Please visit www.sbdc.psu.edu/seminar-registration.asp to register. 

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 →



Tuesday November 18, 2014 7:00pm - 8:00pm
158 Willard E. Pollock Rd

7:30pm

Take a Risk: Study Abroad
Limited Capacity seats available

Shannon Sweeney will moderate a panel of students who chose a path that is similar to starting a business: an experience that cannot be taught or duplicated in a class room and involves risk, challenges and the ability to solve unexpected problems.  The experience of studying, living or working abroad, fits perfectly into the themes of GEW about “…spotting opportunities, taking risks, solving problems, being creative, building connections, and learning from both failure and success. It is about… making your mark on the world…doing good while doing well at the same time.” So come with an open mind and meet four students who had very different experiences. Hear how those experiences have influenced their college career path.  

Moderators
avatar for Shannon Sweeney

Shannon Sweeney

Campus Editor, The Daily Collegian
I am currently a college junior studying print journalism and political science at The Pennsylvania State University. I work for the student-run newspaper, The Daily Collegian, which has received numerous awards throughout the years. By working here, I have learned how a modern news organization operates, enhanced my knowledge of AP style and developed my writing and editing skills.

Speakers
avatar for Labeed AlMani

Labeed AlMani

Labeed is a fifth-semester standing Junior, pursuing double-majors in Finance (B.S.) with a concentration in Accounting, and Economics (B.S.). Currently, Labeed is the Vice President of Global Business Brigades, and serves on the Executive Board Council. Additionally, Labeed is the Founder and President of the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) Business Society, an organization that serves to educate present the economic interests of the... Read More →
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Krista Liguori

Penn State University Class of 2015 I Biology Schreyer Honors College I Humanitarian Engineering & Social Entrepreneurship
Krista Liguori, Senior, Biology Major, Schreyer Honors in Humanitarian Engineering & Social Entrepreneurship. Krista’s experiences abroad vary between volunteer trips to internships to a social entrepreneurial experience. She first traveled with Global Medical Brigades to Panama, interned with Global Brigades in Honduras for one month, went on a Global Water Brigade to Ghana, and spent 3 weeks in Kenya with the HESE program this... Read More →
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Madison Miller

Madison Miller is a Jr. majoring is Business Administration and Community, Environment, and Development. Madison will represent the Indigenous Knowledge Course. | "I often forget the extent to which the past can form the present. Prior to the trip, we learned about the history of American Indian people, but it was extremely powerful to see the effects of governmental actions years after the event or policy took place. In particular the... Read More →
avatar for Kathleen Warner

Kathleen Warner

Kathleen Warner is a Schreyer Honors student at Penn State, majoring in advertising and theatre. She was the former president of Innoblue--the entrepreneurship organization on campus that teaches classes in marketing, programming and design. She's lived out in Silicon Valley, working on various mobile apps, both as a marketer and designer. Outside of tech, she is also a musician. When she graduates in December, she plans to move out to San... Read More →


Tuesday November 18, 2014 7:30pm - 9:00pm
113 Carnegie (Auditorium)
  • Passport Qualified Proof of attendance will be provided.
  • Twitter tags #GEWPSU2014 #GEWUSA

8:00pm

Share Your Story, Share Your Passion
Limited Capacity seats available

This GEW event is design for students to get the opportunity to engage with each other, share their own experience of being a Entrepreneurial minded student. The Event will open with the Brad Leve talking about how to tell a great story, then students will get to speak for 90-120 seconds. The stories can be about their own start up, what got them interested in entrepreneurship, a struggle they’ve had, or what they want to change about the world.
Hosted by Nittany Entrepreneurs and New Leaf
Sign up here:
 

Moderators
avatar for Victoria Babb

Victoria Babb

Vice-President, Innoblue Entrepreneruship
Victoria Babb is a PA DECA alumni and a junior at Penn State studying Marketing & Entrepreneurship. She is president of Nittany Entrepreneurship Chamber Society for which she does business consulting for student start ups. As a side project she and two friends started an alternative fundraising customizable headband company called forBands.co. Babb also founded the annual PA DECA Entrepreneurship Case Competition. She is excited to share her... Read More →
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 18, 2014 8:00pm - 9:00pm
New Leaf (Municipal Building Suite 337) 243 S. Allen
  • Passport Qualified Proof of attendance will be provided.
  • Twitter tags #GEWPSU2014 #GEWUSA #Findyourpassion
 
Wednesday, November 19
 

8:00am

Start-up Coffee at New Leaf
A group of fellow startup business owners and employees in the area meet each Wednesday morning at 8:00 a.m. at New Leaf Initiative on the third floor of the State College Municipal Building. It's a chance to start off your day with some free, delicious coffee, and meet and hang out with other local entrepreneurs and employees in the area.  This event is open to all students and community members as part of GEW.

Moderators
avatar for Serena Fulton

Serena Fulton

Membership Director, New Leaf Initiative


Wednesday November 19, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am
New Leaf (Municipal Building Suite 337) 243 S. Allen
  • Passport Qualified Proof of attendance will be provided.
  • Twitter tags #GEWPSU2014 #GEWUSA

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 19, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am
New Leaf (Municipal Building Suite 337) 243 S. Allen
  • Passport Qualified Proof of attendance will be provided.
  • Twitter tags #GEWPSU2014 #GEWUSA

11:15am

Legal Issues for Journalists
Students from the Arts, Sports and Entertainment Law Clinic at Penn State Law will cover business law basics for journalists, from how (and whether) to incorporate, to protecting intellectual property. (Comm 271 Principles of Multimedia Journalism)

https://pennstatelaw.psu.edu/practice-skills/clinics/arts-sports-entertainment-law-clinic

Moderators
avatar for Curt Chandler

Curt Chandler

Senior Lecturer, College of Communications
Comm 271 Principles of Multimedia Journalism

Speakers
avatar for Geoff Scott

Geoff Scott

Professor, Founder and Supervisor, Penn State Arts, Sports and Entertainment Law Clinic
Professor Geoff Scott has a wide range of teaching and scholarly interests, but his focus is in intellectual property and on the intersection of the worlds of artistic and scientific expression and the law. He has given particular attention to the protection of cultural properties in both Europe and Asia, to domestic and international entertainment issues with an emphasis on music, and to the representation of the individual professional athlete... Read More →



Wednesday November 19, 2014 11:15am - 12:30pm
HUB Auditorium
  • Passport Qualified Proof of attendance will be provided.
  • Twitter tags #GEWPSU2014 #GEWUSA

11:15am

Entrepreneurs' Start-up Tour--By invitation only
Limited Capacity seats available

Meet at Galbraith Lounge in the HUB at 11:15.
Take a tour of three local start-ups and talk to the movers and shakers of each company. 
We'll start at Cloud My Office where we'll be met by President Alan Erdley.
A few minutes away is Videon Central where we'll chat with their president, Todd Erdley, and have lunch from the onsite gardens.
We'll finish up at Avail Technologies to see how they have made themselves successful.
The van will have us back to campus by 2:15.
Invitation only. Please contact Bob Beaury (rjb34@psu.edu), Phil Boyer (pboyer@engr.psu.edu), Anne Hoag (amh13@psu.edu), Liz Kisenwether (exk13@psu.edu), or Frank Koe (fkoe@engr.psu.edu) for reservations.

Speakers
avatar for Alan Erdley

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.
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 →
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Rick Spangler

Avail Technologies, based in State College, Pennsylvania, is an Intelligent Transportation Solutions (ITS) provider for the public transit industry. Supported by old fashioned values and a seasoned transit-knowledgeable, award winning staff that believes in honesty and communication, Avail is driven to partner with organizations that share our vision to revolutionize the transit industry by delivering tailored open architecture technology... Read More →



Wednesday November 19, 2014 11:15am - 2:15pm
Galbraith Lounge HUB at top of ground floor steps
  • Passport Qualified Proof of attendance will be provided.
  • Twitter tags #GEWPSU2014 #GEWUSA

11:30am

Ag300 Idea Pitch Celebration Lunch Event for PSU 1000 Pitches
Limited Capacity seats available

Celebration Lunch from 11:30am-1:30pm –Student club THON awards will be handed out at 12:15pm 

Free, Reserve by email to:bit5085@psu.edu

#ag300

Speakers
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 19, 2014 11:30am - 1:30pm
Forest Resource Building Lobby
  • Passport Qualified Proof of attendance will be provided.
  • Twitter tags #GEWPSU2014 #GEWUSA

11:45am

Women's Entrepreneurship Luncheon--By invitation only
Limited Capacity seats available

Invited community leaders and Penn State faculty, staff, and students will lunch with successful woman entrepreneurs who will lead discussions at each table.  The woman entrepreneur that Centre County’s new Athena PowerLink program has selected to mentor this year will be announced at this luncheon.

Allison Kurtz will host a table discussion on "The Importance of Work Life Balance"
Judy Loy will host a discussion on  "Lean-in:  What Does it Take to be Successful as a Business Woman?"
Colleen Small's topic for discussion will be "How I Built my Business"
Lee Erickson's table will discuss "10 Ways Women can Undermine their Credibility (Without Knowing it)"
Taylor Mitcham's table topic is "Obstacles and Opportunities for Young Entrepreneurs"
Sandy Hood's will lead a discussion titled "Rock the Boat. Make a Big Splash. But Be a Lady."
By invitation only.  Please contact Leslie Demmert at lmd24@psu.edu at the Penn State SBDC (814) 863-4923 for information.

Room 201 State College Borough Building, 243 Allen St









Moderators
avatar for Heather Fennessey

Heather Fennessey

Director, Penn State SBDC
Heather Fennessey, PE, Penn State SBDC Director, works with a wonderful business and technical team at Penn State that helps more than 800 businesses across the Commonwealth to create jobs, increase revenues, and improve operations. While those businesses are accelerated, the programs help to improve the education of more than 5,000 Penn State students annually through engaged scholarship and service learning opportunities. Since we are based... Read More →

Speakers
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 Sandy Hood

Sandy Hood

President and Co Owner for 25 years of HoodCo and Total Door a commercial business specializing in supplying and installing all types of commercial doors, frames and hardware. Certified as an Economically Disadvantaged Woman Owned Small Business through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and the Federal Government Graduate of Russell Sage College in Troy, NY with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Company has supplied products for... Read More →
avatar for Allison Kurtz

Allison Kurtz

President, Ameron Construction
Alison Kurtz is president of Ameron Construction Company, an employee owned business specializing in excavation, site development and utility installation. Born in Iowa but raised in Centre County, she received her BS in Business Management from Penn State and has been with Ameron since 1991. | Alison is active in the community, serving as the first female President of the Builders Association, a trade association with over 350 members. She... Read More →
avatar for Judy Loy

Judy Loy

CEO, Nestlerode & Loy, Inc.
Judy was raised near Pittsburgh and graduated Penn State University in 1992.  Two days after graduation, she started working at Nestlerode & Co., Inc. as an administrative assistant and in 1994 married State College local, Steve Loy.  The firm was renamed Nestlerode & Loy, Inc. in 2005 and Judy became CEO in July of 2008.     Education Graduate of Pennsylvania State University Graduated from Wharton’s... 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 →
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Colleen Small

The UPS Store across from Wegmans
Colleen Small is the owner and operator of The UPS Store’s #5642, #6512 located in State College & Altoona, PA. Colleen made a dream come true when she opened her store 9 years ago. Since that time she has won several awards through The UPS Store and through the Chamber of Business and Industry in Centre County. She is passionate about providing exceptional customer service and passes that passion onto her staff. Colleen’s goal is... Read More →



Wednesday November 19, 2014 11:45am - 1:00pm
State College Borough Building 243 S Allen St, State College, PA 16801
  • Passport Qualified Proof of attendance will be provided.
  • Twitter tags #GEWPSU2014 #GEWUSA
  • Tags SBDC, Women

12:00pm

Become an EdTech Entrepreneur: Learn from the Experts
Join us for the opportunity to speak with successful educational technology entrepreneurs. During this live videoconference, you'll be able to ask questions to our panel of EdTech experts about the successes and struggles of starting their own companies.
  • Alan Tripp, founder and Chairman of InsideTrack, the national leader in technology-enabled coaching services and tools for college students
  • Marcel Slalthe, Penn State Assistant Professor of Biology and creator of  the "Epidemics--the Dynamics of Infectious Diseases" MOOC
  • Dave Stevens, Penn State alum and tech-savvy co-founder of Chartlytics, a State College-based company that quantifies all aspects of performance and learning

The online access options:
Just want to dial in? (http://bluejeans.com/numbers)
1) +1 408 740 7256
+1 888 240 2560 (US Toll Free)
+1 408 317 9253 (Alternate Number)
2) Enter Meeting ID: 291878672

Connecting directly from a room system?
1) Dial: 199.48.152.152 or bjn.vc
2) Enter Meeting ID: 291878672 -or- use the pairing code


Speakers
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Marcel Slalthe

Penn State Assistant Professor of Biology and creator of the "Epidemics--the Dynamics of Infectious Diseases" MOOC
avatar for Dave Stevens

Dave Stevens

Chartlytics
Penn State alum and tech-savvy co-founder of Chartlytics, a State College-based company that quantifies all aspects of performance and learning
avatar for Alan Tripp

Alan Tripp

Founder and Chairman, InsideTrack
Alan Tripp is the founder and Chairman of InsideTrack, the national leader in technology-enabled coaching services and tools for college students and the schools they attend. He previously founded SCORE! Educational Centers (now a unit of The Washington Post Company). During eight years as CEO and general manager of SCORE!, he helped grow the company to nearly 100 centers with more than 1,500 employees. He is a graduate of Stanford Business... Read More →



Wednesday November 19, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
108 Wartik

12:20pm

The Business of Making
With new tools and processes, starting a hardware business is more feasible than ever, and investors have taken notice. Hardware startups have many options and opportunities available, and this session will explore these.

Moderators
MA

Michael A. Pusateri

Dr. Michael A. Pusateri is the Director of Integrated Design Services and a Senior Research Associate in the College of Engineering at Penn State University. His current research interests are in the fields of signal processing, novel sensors, novel sensor fusion techniques, multispectral vision and image processing algorithms, real-time image and vision processing, and power efficient hardware implementation of algorithms. He is a strong... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Josh McElhattan

Josh McElhattan

Founder and Managing Director, Startbot
Josh McElhattan is the founder and managing director of Startbot, an early-stage robotics investing firm based in Pittsburgh. He also directs the robotics track of the AlphaLab Gear hardware startup accelerator, which he helped launch in partnership with Innovation Works. Previously, Josh led strategic M&A for Industrial Scientific. He has an AB from Washington | University in St. Louis and an MBA from Babson College. | Click here for a... Read More →



Wednesday November 19, 2014 12:20pm - 2:15pm
312 Hammond Building
  • Passport Qualified Proof of attendance will be provided.
  • Twitter tags #GEWPSU2014 #GEWUSA

1:00pm

Open meeting time with Brad Bogolea (Bishoff Entrepreneur in Residence)
Discuss your entreprenurial ideas with Brad.

Speakers
avatar for Brad Bogolea

Brad Bogolea

Brad has been building technology-based start-ups for nearly a decade and is passionate about developing product that solves real problems for customers. | He is a 2006 graduate of the College of Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University, where he studied Computer Science, Engineering Leadership, and Engineering Entrepreneurship. | While at Penn State, Brad co-founded i-conserve, LLC, with a mission to make it easy for people to... Read More →



Wednesday November 19, 2014 1:00pm - 4:00pm
New Leaf (Municipal Building Suite 337) 243 S. Allen
  • Passport Qualified Proof of attendance will be provided.
  • Twitter tags #GEWPSU2014 #GEWUSA

1:00pm

Open drop-in Mentoring with Zach Pappis
Open mentoring.  No reservations necessary.  Just come by the Farrell Center for Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Speakers
avatar for Zach Pappis

Zach Pappis

Director of Marketing and Community, DuckDuckGo
Zac Pappis is the Vellios Entrepreneur in Residence for the Farrell Center for Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship. | He is the director of marketing and community for DuckDuckGo, the anonymous search engine.  | Zac graduated from Penn State in 2010 and, after working at SEI Investments, founded his first company, A-1 Line Painting. From this brick-and-mortar startup, Zac began working on aspects of the web. After a few... Read More →


Wednesday November 19, 2014 1:00pm - 4:00pm
451C Smeal Busines Building
  • Passport Qualified Proof of attendance will be provided.
  • Twitter tags #GEWPSU2014 #GEWUSA

2:30pm

The Business of Making
With new tools and processes, starting a hardware business is more feasible than ever, and investors have taken notice. Hardware startups have many options and opportunities available, and this session will explore these.

Moderators
MA

Michael A. Pusateri

Dr. Michael A. Pusateri is the Director of Integrated Design Services and a Senior Research Associate in the College of Engineering at Penn State University. His current research interests are in the fields of signal processing, novel sensors, novel sensor fusion techniques, multispectral vision and image processing algorithms, real-time image and vision processing, and power efficient hardware implementation of algorithms. He is a strong... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Josh McElhattan

Josh McElhattan

Founder and Managing Director, Startbot
Josh McElhattan is the founder and managing director of Startbot, an early-stage robotics investing firm based in Pittsburgh. He also directs the robotics track of the AlphaLab Gear hardware startup accelerator, which he helped launch in partnership with Innovation Works. Previously, Josh led strategic M&A for Industrial Scientific. He has an AB from Washington | University in St. Louis and an MBA from Babson College. | Click here for a... Read More →



Wednesday November 19, 2014 2:30pm - 4:25pm
312 Hammond Building
  • Passport Qualified Proof of attendance will be provided.
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3:30pm

Background Research for Entrepreneurs with Penn State Libraries
Limited Capacity seats available

There are wonderful resources available to you as Penn State students and faculty.

Learn to:
  • use library databases for market research 
  • discover the barriers and costs for startups 
  • understand venture capital
Resources for conducting industry and company research and discovering the competitive landscape will also be discussed.

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.
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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.




Wednesday November 19, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
302 Paterno Library

4:00pm

Business Resources Class--Schlow Centre Region Library
Limited Capacity seats available

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


Speakers
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.
AM

Amy Madison

Schlow Cenre Region Library
Amy Madison wants to show you what your library can do, help you with your new gadget, and find your new favorite book. She draws on her 10+ years of library experience and MLIS to make it happen. You can also find her playing with Legos and reading books with magic in them.



Wednesday November 19, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Schlow Centre Region Library 211 S Allen St, State College, PA 16801

5:30pm

Women Entrepreneurs in Film: An Evening with Distributor Nancy Gerstman of Zeitgeist Films and Filmmaker Pearl Gluck

Discuss what it takes to be in the film industry for more than 25 years, explore the relationship between filmmakers and their distributors, and screen one of Ms. Gerstman's acquisitions, Divan (2004) a documentary film directed and produced by Film/Video Professor Pearl Gluck.

Ms. Gerstman and her partner, Emily Russo, co founded Zeitgeist films in 1988. Since then, six of their films have been nominated for Academy Awards and one (NOWHERE IN AFRICA) has won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Their films have been honored by festivals throughout the world with Grand Prizes at Cannes, Berlin, Sundance and International Documentary Film Festival (IFDA) in Amsterdam.

Divan (2004) is an award-winning documentary which follows the quest for a turn of the century Hungarian couch upon which grand rabbis have slept. The film aired on the Sundance Channel, showed theatrically at New York's Film Forum, and premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York. View the trailer here.


Speakers
avatar for Nancy Gerstman

Nancy Gerstman

Co-president and co-founder, Zeitgeist Films
Co-president and co-founder of Zeitgeist Films. She has worked in all aspects of film distribution and exhibition including a stint at Landmark Theatre Corp., the largest independent theatre chain in the US. She is in demand as a juror, panelist and commentator on issues related to independent and foreign language film and is Permanent Artist-in-Residence in the Master's Program in Media and Communication Arts at CCNY. She was born in Queens... Read More →
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 →
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 →
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Ben Schreier

Associate Professor of English and Jewish Studies, Penn State
My work is anchored in post-1900 American and Jewish American literature and culture, and the major focus of my current research is an analysis of identity and intellectuality in literature and literary scholarship. I am dedicated to close reading and am ardent in my belief that literary critics need to theorize our reading practices. | | Most recently, I have a new book, The Impossible Jew: Identity and the Reconstruction of Jewish American... Read More →



Wednesday November 19, 2014 5:30pm - 7:00pm
State Theater 130 W College Ave
  • Passport Qualified Proof of attendance will be provided.
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6:00pm

Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies – The Decentralized Revolution
Limited Capacity seats available

Bitcoin is the most disruptive technology since the Internet. Its decentralized nature is revolutionizing global finance, security, and commerce and is making its way into large retailers and thousands of small businesses around the world. Not controlled by any government or central bank, bitcoin is the currency of the Internet.
Get the slide deck: https://www.bunkr.me/pcc5081/bitcoin-and-cryptocurrencies-the-decentralized-revolution

Moderators
avatar for Robert Macy

Robert Macy

Clinical Associate Professor, Management and Organization, Farrell Center for Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship (FCFE), Smeal College of Business, Penn State
Clinical Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship, Director of the Farrell Center for Corporate Innovation & Entrepreneurship | Smeal College of Business Dr. Macy's research is largely focused on the strategic management of intellectual capital and the use of knowledge and knowledge workers to facilitate innovation. He has examined the strategic value in the aligning of knowledge worker stocks and flows with the velocity of task... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Cines

Patrick Cines

President, Penn State University Bitcoin Club
Patrick is currently a sophomore majoring in Marketing in the Smeal College of Business. In January 2014, he co-founded the Penn State University Bitcoin Club with goals to educate fellow students and the public about the advantages of bitcoin over traditional currency, help small businesses integrate bitcoin for payments, and promote bitcoin for philanthropic purposes. Shortly after, he was brought on as the Director of Mid-Atlantic Relations... Read More →



Wednesday November 19, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm
110 Smeal Auditorium

6:00pm

Women in Technology and Science
Limited Capacity seats available

Join a panel of successful women in technology and science to learn how their passion carried them over their challenges. Moderated by Liz Kisenwether, Director of the Intercollege Entrepreneurship and Innovation Minor

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 Nina Jenkins

Nina Jenkins

Nina Jenkins has had over 20 years experience in the development of biopesticide products. As programme manager of the International collaborative project that developed the Green MuscleTM biopesticide for control of locusts and grasshoppers in Africa, Jenkins was not only part of the team that developed this ground breaking biopesticide product, but also was responsible for the successful negotiation of technology transfer and Licensing of... Read More →
avatar for Maureen Mulvihill

Maureen Mulvihill

President and CEO, Actuated Medical
Maureen L. Mulvihill, Ph.D. | President and CEO | | Maureen co-founded Actuated Medical in 2006 with a vision to integrate piezoelectric and other controlled actuation technologies into medical devices.  She is responsible for the company’s corporate vision and maintaining its vibrant culture.  In addition, she directs commercialization efforts working closely with clinicians and strategic partners to ensure products are viable... Read More →
avatar for Meg Small

Meg Small

Director of Social Innovation, Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center
avatar for Kathleen Warner

Kathleen Warner

Kathleen Warner is a Schreyer Honors student at Penn State, majoring in advertising and theatre. She was the former president of Innoblue--the entrepreneurship organization on campus that teaches classes in marketing, programming and design. She's lived out in Silicon Valley, working on various mobile apps, both as a marketer and designer. Outside of tech, she is also a musician. When she graduates in December, she plans to move out to San... Read More →



Wednesday November 19, 2014 6:00pm - 7:30pm
208 IST
  • Passport Qualified Proof of attendance will be provided.
  • Twitter tags #GEWPSU2014 #GEWUSA

6:00pm

The Thriving Artist Session 3: Money Management & Asset Creation
Limited Capacity seats available

Most artists need to be better with their money than the typical nine-to-five individual because artists’ income can be so seasonal.  They also need to realize that the financial decisions they make or do not make early on can severely affect their future.  We, as a community of artists, are too vibrant and too talented to allow that to be our fate.  This “rubber meets the road” workshop moves to correct this pervasive issue. Participants will be delving into their own financial situation, looking at their perspective and relationship to money, and creating ways to generate income, yet always keeping their art as the main career focus.
Pizza provided by the Arts Entrepreneurship program at 5:30. RSVP to Angela Smith at 865-9523 or ajf7@psu.edu

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
avatar for Christine Negherbon Abraham

Christine Negherbon Abraham

The Thriving Artist
Christine Negherbon is a native of Pennsylvania and recently finished the National Tour of MY FAIR LADY, produced by Cameron MacKintosh.  In addition to being a successful actress she also has several choreographic credits to her name, mounting such shows as CRAZY FOR YOU, WEST SIDE STORY, THE WORLD GOES ROUND, and CABARET, to name a few.  Never one to sit idle, Christine has business ventures in custom makeup solutions, image... Read More →
avatar for Joe Abraham

Joe Abraham

The Thriving Artist
Achieving Goals, Effective Marketing & Building Strong Relationships /The Thriving Artist | See http://www.joe-abraham.com/ for a pictorial bio.



Wednesday November 19, 2014 6:00pm - 7:30pm
16 Borland
  • Passport Qualified Proof of attendance will be provided.
  • Twitter tags #GEWPSU2014 #GEWUSA

6:00pm

Design Thinking Workshop

Design thinking, a methodology made famous by IDEO and Stanford’s d.school, fosters iterative problem solving and the creation of human-centered products. This 2 hour workshop will have you explore a design problem using the design thinking method, and will challenge you to empathize with your user, define user needs, rapidly brainstorm, prototype, and test concepts.

Design Challenge: We will be presenting you with a real world systems problem in the context of everyday life, requiring an innovative and out of the box solution.

Why you should attend: This design challenge will help you understand and use the design thinking process. You will experience the value of fast iteration, rapid prototyping, and direct feedback. You will pivot around the problems you face in this workshop, and can use these skills in your startup, school, or extracurricular work.


Speakers
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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 19, 2014 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Schlow Centre Region Library 211 S Allen St, State College, PA 16801
  • Passport Qualified Proof of attendance will be provided.
  • Twitter tags #GEWPSU2014 #GEWUSA

6:00pm

The Second Step of Starting a Small Business—How to Write a Business Plan
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn from a business consultant about:
  • create a mission statement
  • conduct research for your plan
  • identify your 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 best
  • lLearn what documents to influde in your business plan
  • start writing your own business plan
  • review a sample business plan step-by-step
FREE but please register at http://sbdc.psu.edu/events/gew-the-second-step-of-starting-a-business-sponsored-by-spe-federal-credit-union/



Wednesday November 19, 2014 6:00pm - 7:30pm
262 Willard
  • Passport Qualified Proof of attendance will be provided.
  • Twitter tags #GEWPSU2014 #GEWUSA
  • Tags SBDC

6:30pm

US Banking Basics for International Students
Limited Capacity seats available

US 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
Entrepreneurs and international students considering starting a business and need to know more about American banking should attend.

Registration: Please visit www.sbdc.psu.edu/seminars. Preregistration is requested at least two business days before seminar.

Brought to you by the Penn State Small Business Development Center and Citizens Bank.

Speakers


Wednesday November 19, 2014 6:30pm - 7:30pm
158 Willard E. Pollock Rd
  • Passport Qualified Proof of attendance will be provided.
  • Twitter tags #GEWPSU2014 #GEWUSA

7:30pm

Learning From Experience: Reliably Building Mobile and Web Apps
Limited Capacity filling up

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.

●       how to handle graphic design
●       how to handle interface design
●       how to organize programming
●       choosing a mobile platform: native vs hybrid vs HTML5
●       where to cut corners — going fast vs good engineering
●       how to avoid blind spots in your strategy and organization
●       recruiting co-founders
●       Positioning against the competition

#apps #html5 #design #strategy #development

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 19, 2014 7:30pm - 9:00pm
208 IST
  • Passport Qualified Proof of attendance will be provided.
  • Twitter tags #GEWPSU2014 #GEWUSA #apps #html5 #design #strategy #development
 
Thursday, November 20
 

9:45am

MGMT 215 Entrepreneurial Mindset with Dr. Brian McCleary, Founder of State College Family Medicine
Limited Capacity seats available

Dr. Brian McCleary  (State College Family Medicine)

Moderators
avatar for Brad Leve

Brad Leve

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

Speakers
avatar for Brian McCleary

Brian McCleary

State College Family Medicine, Mount Nittany Medical Center
Mount Nittany Medical Center  | State College Family Medicine | Specialty Family Medicine | Certification American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians | Medical School Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine | Internship/ResidencyFirelands Region Medical Center, Ohio


Thursday November 20, 2014 9:45am - 11:00am
206 Wagner
  • Passport Qualified Proof of attendance will be provided.
  • Twitter tags #GEWPSU2014 #GEWUSA

10:00am

College of AgSci E&I Space Open House
Drop in for the AgSci Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program space open house. Great conversation and food will be served from 10:00 a.m  to 2:00 p.m.

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 →


Thursday November 20, 2014 10:00am - 2:00pm
6 Armsby
  • Passport Qualified Proof of attendance will be provided.
  • Twitter tags #GEWPSU2014 #GEWUSA
  • Tags College of AgSci, ENTI

11:00am

Global Entrepreneurship in Organic Foods Market
Limited Capacity seats available

Global Entrepreneurship in Organic Foods Market
Mr. Anderson is the founder of Sustainable Strategies - Advisors In Food and Agriculture, an advisory firm providing strategic services regarding food, livestock, and agricultural businesses and organizations; value added product development and processing; organic agricultural systems, operations, and certification; cooperative development; community development; government relations and policy; and international trade analysis, strategies and market development. Until 2000, he was owner, President and CEO of Walnut Acres Organic Farms, one of the founding and most respected vertically integrated organic foods businesses in the U.S.

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
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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 20, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Rodney A. Erickson Food Science Building, room 133 University Park

12:00pm

Chamber of Business and Industry of Centre County (CBICC) Expo
Celebrate Centre County! This year's expo will showcase businesses and organizations from all over Centre County, and will be open and free to the public. The County Cuisine feature will provide samples from local restaurants and caterers throughout the day, and the Networking Pavilion will offer opportunities for Speed Networking and other events!

#cbiccexpo

Sponsored by HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehab (Networking Pavilion)

Speakers
avatar for Andrea Harman

Andrea Harman

Membership and Committees Team Specialist, Chamber of Commerce and Insudtry of Centre County


Thursday November 20, 2014 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center Innovation Blvd.
  • Passport Qualified Proof of attendance will be provided.
  • Twitter tags #GEWPSU2014 #GEWUSA #cbiccexpo

1:00pm

Open meeting time with Brad Bogolea (Bischoff Entrepreneur in Residence)
Discuss your entreprenurial ideas with Brad.

Speakers
avatar for Brad Bogolea

Brad Bogolea

Brad has been building technology-based start-ups for nearly a decade and is passionate about developing product that solves real problems for customers. | He is a 2006 graduate of the College of Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University, where he studied Computer Science, Engineering Leadership, and Engineering Entrepreneurship. | While at Penn State, Brad co-founded i-conserve, LLC, with a mission to make it easy for people to... Read More →



Thursday November 20, 2014 1:00pm - 4:00pm
New Leaf (Municipal Building Suite 337) 243 S. Allen
  • Passport Qualified Proof of attendance will be provided.
  • Twitter tags #GEWPSU2014 #GEWUSA

2:30pm

Management 215 Entrepreneurial Mindset Guest Speaker Joe Yodock
Limited Capacity filling up

An entrepreneurial story of growing a company and being successful in the face of adversity. http://www.yodock.com/

Mgmt 215--An entrepreneurial mindset can be applied to different situations such as social entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship, creative problem solving, opportunity recognition, technology management, innovation and career development, etc. The skills and attributes of an entrepreneurial mindset can be used to expand career options and career paths for students in any major. Students will develop self-efficacy, leadership, recognition of new opportunities, resourcefulness, creativity and comfort with ambiguity. Further, this course will help students develop an appreciation for mistakes and failure as valuable learning opportunities.

Through experiential exercises and problem based learning the student will be afforded the opportunity to study, apply and absorb an entrepreneurial mindset as an approach to viewing the world, to recognizing opportunities and to developing novel solutions.

After taking this course the student, regardless of a student's major or college, will have a greater understanding of how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to problems and adopt entrepreneurial solutions to those problems to transform them from problems into opportunities.

For online viewing go to http://live.libraries.psu.edu/Mediasite/Play/49b1bb384943473fbfe6ef930ea262491d

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
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Joe Yodock

Yodock Wall Company
An entrepreneurial story of growing a company and being successful in the face of adversity. | | The Yodock Wall Company pioneered the water filled barrier industry nearly 30 years ago. Yodock® offers a full line of innovative traffic control products centered around the patented ballastable Energy Disbursement Cell (EDC) known as the Models 2001, 2001M, and 2001M-BM. Made in the USA of heavy-duty polyethylene, these... Read More →



Thursday November 20, 2014 2:30pm - 3:45pm
108 Wartik
  • Passport Qualified Proof of attendance will be provided for those in physical attendance.
  • Twitter tags #GEWPSU2014 #GEWUSA

3:00pm

I Have an Idea for a Business. Now What? Sponsored by SBDC/IST Student Club/ HVC/ NCG
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 20, 2014 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Kunkle Lounge Hammond Bldg

4:15pm

Voices From the Field: Tim Kerchinski
Limited Capacity seats available

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
TW

Timothy Wheeler

Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering, Penn State College of Engineering

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 20, 2014 4:15pm - 5:15pm
362 Willard
  • Passport Qualified Proof of attendance will be provided.
  • Twitter tags #GEWPSU2014 #GEWUSA

4:15pm

ENGR451 – Social Entrepreneurship with Brad Bogolea, Bischoff Entrepreneur in Residence
ENGR451 – Social Entrepreneurship

Moderators
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 →

Speakers
avatar for Brad Bogolea

Brad Bogolea

Brad has been building technology-based start-ups for nearly a decade and is passionate about developing product that solves real problems for customers. | He is a 2006 graduate of the College of Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University, where he studied Computer Science, Engineering Leadership, and Engineering Entrepreneurship. | While at Penn State, Brad co-founded i-conserve, LLC, with a mission to make it easy for people to... Read More →



Thursday November 20, 2014 4:15pm - 5:30pm
408 Hammond
  • Passport Qualified Proof of attendance will be provided.
  • Twitter tags #GEWPSU2014 #GEWUSA

6:00pm

My Entrepreneurial Journey
Moderators
avatar for Robert Macy

Robert Macy

Clinical Associate Professor, Management and Organization, Farrell Center for Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship (FCFE), Smeal College of Business, Penn State
Clinical Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship, Director of the Farrell Center for Corporate Innovation & Entrepreneurship | Smeal College of Business Dr. Macy's research is largely focused on the strategic management of intellectual capital and the use of knowledge and knowledge workers to facilitate innovation. He has examined the strategic value in the aligning of knowledge worker stocks and flows with the velocity of task... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Zach Pappis

Zach Pappis

Director of Marketing and Community, DuckDuckGo
Zac Pappis is the Vellios Entrepreneur in Residence for the Farrell Center for Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship. | He is the director of marketing and community for DuckDuckGo, the anonymous search engine.  | Zac graduated from Penn State in 2010 and, after working at SEI Investments, founded his first company, A-1 Line Painting. From this brick-and-mortar startup, Zac began working on aspects of the web. After a few... Read More →


Thursday November 20, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm
110 Smeal Auditorium
  • Passport Qualified Proof of attendance will be provided.
  • Twitter tags #GEWPSU2014 #GEWUSA

6:00pm

Crowdfunding
Limited Capacity seats available

Crowdfunding for Entrepreneurs

Almost everyone has heard about crowdfunding by now, but do you know how it can be used by entrepreneurs?  This workshop will describe the two primary types of crowdfunding—donation and investment—and explain how entrepreneurs have been using the Internet to raise seed and early stage funding from investors around the world.

The topics will include:
  • most popular crowdfunding platforms
  • academic research crowdfunding sites
  • giving rewards for different donation levels
  • donations vs. investments
  • application of securities laws to investment crowdfunding
  • crowdfunding directed solely to “accredited investors”
  • crowdfunding vs. other types of investment funding
  • single-state crowdfunding
  • universities’ use of startups vs. licensing to commercialize technology


Speakers
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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 →



Thursday November 20, 2014 6:00pm - 7:30pm
118 Katz (Auditorium) University Park
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6:00pm

Community Entrepreneurship Night featuring 'Internship Potluck'
Sponsored by the co.space and Centre Region Entrepreneur Network (CREN).
This town/gown community event is an excellent opportunity to meet local business owners who have internship openings for the spring, enjoy a free meal, and network with other student entrepreneurs. The evening serves as a local career fair where you can relax and share a meal with potential employers. Registration is preferred (see register button above), walk-ins accepted. 
The co.space is a global network of homes for changemakers, with the flagship location in State College. Driven students and experienced young professionals live together under one roof with the goal to go and make the world a better place. For individuals interested in entrepreneurship, innovation and change-making, this is the community for you. Stop by to check out the home in action and visit www.thecospace.com for more info.

Moderators
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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 20, 2014 6:00pm - 9:00pm
co.space 244 E Nittany Ave