ALTOONA, Pa. — Penn State Altoona will hold several events for Startup Week, April 4-8.
A University-wide event, Startup Week takes place each spring and brings leading minds in entrepreneurship and innovation to Penn State campuses across the Commonwealth. The week features entrepreneurial workshops, networking events, student pitch competitions, and presentations from startup founders and corporate innovators, including Penn State alumni. Startup Week inspires students to go beyond what is expected of them and expand their minds to think more broadly in whatever career path they choose.
A schedule of Startup Week events on the University Park campus is available on the Startup Week site.
Penn State Altoona Startup Week Events
3D Printing Fast Forward — Monday, April 4, from 10 a.m. to noon in the Doing Better Business 3D Printer Lab in the Learning Resources Center, 125 Eiche Library.
The Center for Additive Manufacturing and Printing (The CAMP) will offer “3D Printing Fast Forward” during Startup Week. This fast-paced orientation introduces attendees to the how, what, where, and why of 3D printing at Penn State Altoona. Best practices, file preparation, workflow, as well as application possibilities are a few of the many ideas and concepts participants can expect to hear more about. The CAMP provides free 2D and 3D printing, 3D scanning, vinyl cutting, heat pressing, and other technologies. The event is open to all Penn State Altoona students, faculty and staff. No registration is required.
Entrepreneur-in-Residence — with Evan Kephart, owner of Prophet’s Melt Shop. Monday, April 4, from noon to 4:05 p.m. in the Sheetz Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence.
The Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR) program provides students with opportunities to expand their network and get immediate feedback on their ventures or entrepreneurial career goals and aspirations. As part of the program, highly accomplished entrepreneurs comes to campus once or twice a month during the academic year. Registration for the EIR program is limited to students enrolled in either the entrepreneurship concentration of the business degree program or the entrepreneurship minor at Penn State Altoona.
Entrepreneur-in-Residence — with Jennifer Hoyer, owner of ZeNom Bites. Tuesday, April 5, from noon to 4:05 p.m. in the Sheetz Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence. Registration is available online.
Top 5 in Twenty-Five Speaker Series: Putting LinkedIn to Work for You! — with James Colino, Head of Talent Acquisition for Sheetz Inc. Tuesday, April 5, from 12:05 to 12:30 p.m. in room 201 of the Sheetz Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence or via Zoom.
Curious about LinkedIn? Hoping to learn best practices and tips to get the most out of this professional social media platform? You’ve come to the right place! Colino will share actionable advice participants can put into practice right away — in a mere 25 minutes. Open to all students and community members.
Real Estate Investment: A Young Entrepreneur’s Journey — with Randy Green, owner of Green Avenue Properties. Tuesday, April 5, from 4:35 to 5:50 p.m. in room 201 of the Sheetz Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence or via Zoom.
Green will discuss his personal journey into the high-end residential real estate rental market in Blair County, Pennsylvania. Open to all students and community members.
Fast Track to Success — Wednesday, April 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. in room 201 of the Sheetz Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence.
The 11th annual Fast Track to Success event will provide students with the opportunity to connect and network with local professionals that have a positive impact on their community. This event could provide students with career advice, valuable insights, and potential internship opportunities. This event is hosted by the Sheetz Fellows Program. Email Hunter Stoudnour at [email protected] with any questions. Registration is available online.
JT Marino, Co-founder of Tuft & Needle — Thursday, April 7, from 12:05 to 1:20 p.m. in room 201 of the Sheetz Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence