Global Entrepreneurship Week

November 13-17, 2017

Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) is the annual celebration of Penn State’s year-round commitment to innovation. It brings together students, faculty, staff, and community members to promote the entrepreneurial spirit and cultivate student start-ups.

Each November, GEW inspires people everywhere through local, national, and global events that help them explore their potential as innovators and self-starters.

If you’ve ever dreamed of starting your own business, and enjoy spending time with like-minded members of the community, join us at GEW Penn State Altoona.

GEW Penn State Altoona. Start something here.

2017 GEW Events

 

Monday, November 13

IS MY IDEA PATENTABLE?  USING PATENTS TO HELP YOU “MAKE IT!”

11:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.

202 EICHE LIBRARY

Given by Lori Lysiak.  Bring your design project ideas to explore how entrepreneurs can protect their intellectual property with copyright, patents, trademarks, and trade secrets.

FREE.  RSVP by November 10 to LAL29@psu.edu.

 

Monday, November 13

CONVERSATION WITH SUCCESSFUL WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS 

1:00 – 2:00 P.M. AT ALTOONA LAUNCHBOX, 1331 12thth Ave, Altoona

Given by Dr. Laura Bell, co-owner of Advanced Chiropractic and Dr. Arela Rivas, owner of Blair County Acupuncture.  Event is co-sponsored by Commission for Women (CFW).

Talk with successful women entrepreneurs about how they got started, their challenges and opportunities.  A great networking opportunity.

FREE.  RSVP to SAS79@psu.edu.

 

Monday, November 13

Student Entrepreneur Panel GEW 2016

STUDENT ENTREPRENEUR PANEL

6:30-7:30 P.M. AT THE SHEETZ CENTER

College is a great time to start your business. Learn how current students launched their venture, how they balance classes and their business, and their future plans.

  • Laura Shaeffer – LaDaDa Beauty (freelance make-up artist whose work appeared in Women’s Health Magazine)
  • Jordan McCall – J&J Outdoors (video production featuring outdoor equipment and topics)
  • Tim Campolong – Home Service Center (landscaping and other home services)
  • Kayla Boucher – Kayla’s House Cleaning Service
  • Kristin Newvine – Polar Princesses LLC

 

HACKATHON ANNOUNCEMENT

TIME AND LOCATION:  TO BE ANNOUNCED

Students in the Security and Risk Analysis Club and Sheetz Fellows have been working in teams on for the past month to win the Hackathon Challenge, sponsored by Grimm.

 

 

Tuesday, November 14

ENTREPRENEUR IN RESIDENCE

8 A.M. – 12:05 P.M. AT THE SHEETZ CENTER

Given by Sarah Vogel, owner and artist, The Clay Cup, students will meet with her and get immediate feedback on big ideas and career goals.

 

 

Wednesday, November 15

BUSINESS BOOTCAMP & WORKSHOP: WRITING YOUR BUSINESS PLAN

6 – 8 P.M. AT ALTOONA LAUNCHBOX, 1331 12th Ave, Altoona

Given by Jeff Boldizar, Senior Consultant, Small Business Development Center, will discuss the importance of your business plan and what elements should be included.

FREE.  RSVP to SAS79@psu.edu.

 

 

Wednesday, November 15

FAST TRACK TO SUCCESS

6 -8 P.M. IN MOUNTAIN VIEW ROOM AT PORT SKY CAFE

AT IVYSIDE CAMPUS

Students network with business leaders to gain advice from seasoned professionals and sharpen communication skills.  Dress to impress.  Sponsored by the Sheetz Fellows Program.

FREE. RSVP by November 10 to TLR5306@psu.edu.

 

 

Thursday, November 16

LAUNCHBOX LIVE

5 P.M. AT ALTOONA LAUNCHBOX, 1331 12TH Ave. Altoona

Given by Lindsey Riley, Personal Banker, Reliance Bank. Learn about the fast track to small business loans with Small Business Express (SBX) loans, the lending process so that your small business can receive loans quicker, easier and more efficiently.  Learn about lines of credit, investment property mortgages, term loans, and equipment and vehicle loans.

FREE.  RSVP to SAS79@psu.edu.