Global Entrepreneurship Week events set for Nov. 12-16

Global Entrepreneurship Week logo
Credit: Penn State

Penn State Altoona will hold several activities and events as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week, November 12-16, 2018.

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 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 [email protected] or call 814-940-3401.
Cost: Free

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 a 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 on the Blair County Chamber site 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 in all stages of development will learn how to gather resources to turn their idea into a successful business. To register, email [email protected] 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 [email protected].
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 three 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