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Global Entrepreneurship Week set for Nov. 13-19

Penn State Altoona will hold several activities and events as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week, November 13-19, 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 to help them explore their potential as innovators and self-starters. If you've ever dreamed of starting your own business, join Penn State Altoona's GEW events and activities.

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
Lori Lysiak invites you to bring your design project ideas and explore how entrepreneurs can protect their intellectual property with copyright, patents, trademarks, and trade secrets. This is a free event. RSVP by November 10 to LAL29@psu.edu.

Monday, November 13
Conversation With Successful Women Entrepreneurs
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. | Altoona LaunchBox, 1331 12th Ave, Altoona
Laura Bell, co-owner of Advanced Chiropractic, and Arela Rivas, owner of Blair County Acupuncture, will talk about the challenges and opportunities they have faced as female entrepreneurs. This free event is co-sponsored by Commission for Women. RSVP to SAS79@psu.edu.

Monday, November 13
Student Entrepreneur Panel
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. | Sheetz Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence, 11th Ave, Altoona
Come listen to four current Penn State Altoona students talk about how they launched their own businesses.

Tuesday, November 14
Entrepreneur in Residence
8:00 a.m. – 12:05 p.m. | Sheetz Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence, 11th Ave, Altoona
Sarah Vogel, owner of The Clay Cup, will meet with students and provide feedback on their ideas and career goals.

Wednesday, November 15
Business Bootcamp and Workshop: Writing Your Business Plan
6:00 – 8:00 p.m. | Altoona LaunchBox, 1331 12th Ave, Altoona
Jeff Boldizar, senior consultant at the Small Business Development Center, will discuss the importance of your business plan and what elements should be included. This is a free event. RSVP to SAS79@psu.edu.

Wednesday, November 15
Fast Track to Success
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. | Mountain View room, Port-Sky Cafe
Students will network with business leaders to gain advice from seasoned professionals and sharpen communication skills. Dress to impress. This is a free event. RSVP by November 10 to TLR5306@psu.edu.

Thursday, November 16
LaunchBox Live
5:00 p.m. | Altoona LaunchBox, 1331 12th Ave, Altoona
Lindsey Riley, personal banker at Reliance Bank, will teach about the fast track to small business loans with Small Business Express (SBX) loans, a 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. This is a free event. RSVP to SAS79@psu.edu.