Global Entrepreneurship Week events set for Nov. 11-15

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Credit: Penn State

Penn State Altoona will hold several activities and events as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week, Nov. 11 to 15.

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 aims to inspire people everywhere through local, national, and global events to help them explore their potential as innovators and self-starters. Workshops, presentations, and networking can help you get started!

  • Entrepreneur In Residence: Jamie Van Buren, Owner, PennStress and GT Entrepreneurs
    10:00 a.m. to 2:05 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12 
    Sheetz Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence
  • Guest Speaker: Author Betsy Campbell
    “The Innovator’s Discussion:  The Conversational Skills of Entrepreneurial Teams”
    4:30 to 5:50 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12 
    Sheetz Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence
  • Fast Track to Success Networking for Students
    An opportunity for students to network; gain insight, perspective, and advice; sharpen communication skills; and pursue connections that may lead to an internship or job
    6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12
    Sheetz Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence
  • Social Media Ads Accelerator Program with Rob Z
    Register online
    6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12
    Altoona LaunchBox supported by the Hite Family
  • Is My Idea Patentable? Using Patents to Help You “Make It”
    Presented by Lori Lysiak, reference and instruction librarian, Eiche Library  
    10 to 11:50 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13 
    256 Hawthorn Building
  • Effective Business Planning Workshop
    Presented by Jeff Boldizar, director, St. Francis University Small Business Development Center
    6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13
    Altoona LaunchBox Supported by the Hite Family