Global Entrepreneurship Week

November 12-16, 2018 at Penn State Altoona.

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 Altoona community, join us at GEW Penn State Altoona.


Monday, November 12

Intellectual Property & Technology Law
6:00–8:00 p.m. | Altoona LaunchBox Supported by the Hite Family
With Attorney Barry Friedman


Learn best practices in obtaining patents, trademarks, and copyrights, along with the creation and implementation of licensing relationships.
To register, email sas79@psu.edu or call 814-940-3401
Cost: Free

 

 

 

http://www.metzlewis.com/attorney/barry-friedman/


 

Toona Tank
7:45 p.m. for sign-ups, 8:00 p.m. competition | Pond View Lounge, Slep Student Center
Hosted by Alpha Phi Delta and the Sheetz Fellows
Like Shark Tank, students will compete in game show-type event to sell a random-whacky idea or product to win prizes!
Cost: $5 to enter the contest, $1 to watch – Pizza for all!

 


Tuesday, November 13

Evolution of Downtown Altoona
5:30–7:30 p.m. | Altoona LaunchBox Supported by the Hite Family
Sponsored by Young Professionals of Blair County
Enjoy a panel discussion and walking tour. Bring business cards for networking!
Register at blairchamber.com or by calling 814-943-8151
Cost: $5


Wednesday, November 14

Effective Business Planning Workshop
6:00–8:00 p.m. | Altoona LaunchBox Supported by the Hite Family
With Jeff Boldizar, Director, St. Francis Small Business Development Center
Entrepreneurs of all stages of development will gather resources to turn their idea into a successful business.
To register, email sas79@psu.edu or call 814-940-3401
Cost: Free

 

 

 

 


 

Fast Track to Success
6:00–8:00 p.m. | Port-Sky Café, Mountain View Room
Hosted by the Sheetz Fellows
Networking event for Penn State Altoona students with business professionals
To register, email hzl5316@psu.edu
Cost: Free


Thursday, November 15

Entrepreneur In Residence
8:00 a.m.–noon | Sheetz Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence
With Colleen Devorris, Owner, Branddemon Strategies+Design
Colleen will meet one-on-one with students about their business plans and career aspirations.
Register online

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Social Media with Rob Z
6:00–8:00 p.m. | Altoona LaunchBox Supported by the Hite Family
Find out the 3 simple steps you can take to turn Facebook fans into paying customers.
Register online
Cost: $10


Friday, November 16

Is My Idea Patentable?
10:00–11:50 a.m. | Room 129, Hawthorn Building
With Lori Lysiak
Learn how to protect intellectual property with copyright, patents, trademarks, and trade secrets.
Cost: Free