Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) Penn State, scheduled for Nov. 13-19, is a collaborative weeklong occasion between the college and native communities, that includes shows, workshops, and networking alternatives geared particularly to entrepreneurs, native startups, innovators, and people focused on considering exterior the field. No Penn State affiliation is required to attend, and most occasions are not any price and open to the general public.
Presented by the Penn State Small Business Development Center (SBDC), this 12 months’s Global Entrepreneurship Week occasions will probably be hosted within the middle’s four-county service space together with Centre, Clinton, Mifflin, and Lycoming counties, in addition to Penn State campus communities throughout the state. This week of occasions provides an enormous vary of workshops and networking alternatives to assist small enterprise homeowners and entrepreneurs advance their firms or modern concepts.
“Global Entrepreneurship Week Penn State will proceed to empower each seasoned entrepreneurs and rising visionaries, fostering significant connections amongst these dedicated to driving innovation and creating an enduring affect,” mentioned Tim Keohane, director of Penn State SBDC. “This 12 months, we’re excited to host occasions throughout our four-county service space, bringing a spotlight to networking amongst the area people companies we assist. This 12 months’s occasion roster will highlight the forefront of entrepreneurial discussions, encompassing training, ecosystems, inclusivity, and coverage.”
For a full schedule of occasions in any respect taking part Penn State campuses and to view digital attendance alternatives, go to the Global Entrepreneurship Week Penn State schedule. Featured Global Entrepreneurship Week Penn State occasions embrace:
Avoiding Credit Catastrophes & Debt Disasters for Small Businesses
9 – 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, at MCS Bank, 100 Commerce Drive, Milroy, PA 17063
Aspiring entrepreneurs and small enterprise homeowners can acquire essential insights into credit score and debt administration. Discover the keys to enterprise mortgage approval, credit score optimization, and monetary success from featured speaker, Peter Ort, SVP/Chief Operating Officer at MCS Bank in Milroy, Pennsylvania. Registration is required for this hybrid occasion, offered in partnership with MCS Bank.
Community Networking Event (CBICC Business After Hours)
5 – 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, on the Eric J. Barron Innovation Hub, 123 S. Burrowes St, State College, PA 16801
Network and foster group connections throughout this night occasion. Explore the state-of-the-art Eric J. Barron Innovation Hub in downtown State College, with excursions of this dynamic 85,000-square-foot constructing, residence to Happy Valley LaunchBox powered by PNC Bank and OriginLabs. Enjoy complimentary meals and drinks from native distributors as you join with native entrepreneurs and innovators. Registration is required for this in-person occasion. This occasion is free to each Chamber of Business and Industry in Centre County (CBICC) and non-CBICC members and is hosted in partnership with CBICC, the Women’s Networking Group (WiNGS) and Centre Region Entrepreneur Network (CREN).
What Happens If I Fail? Resilience, Identity, and Failure in Entrepreneurial Ventures
Noon – 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, on the Eric J. Barron Innovation Hub
Join Tom Katona and Sarah Zappe for an interactive session exploring the complicated actuality of failure in entrepreneurship. Based on their NSF-funded mission, this occasion delves into the psychological well being impacts of enterprise failure, providing insights on each detrimental and protecting elements, making it important for aspiring entrepreneurs and helpful for school instructing entrepreneurship. Registration is required for this hybrid occasion.
The Digital Marketing Blueprint Series: Producing Small Business Video Content
6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, at The Gamble Mill, 160 Dunlop St, Bellefonte, PA 16823
Discover the potential of video advertising in immediately’s digital panorama by becoming a member of this workshop that includes visitor audio system Corey Beasley and Casey Walke. Whether you are a novice or looking for to elevate your video advertising sport, this session will equip small enterprise homeowners with the abilities and insights wanted to improve model visibility, have interaction clients, and increase gross sales. Registration is required for this hybrid occasion.
Growing Your Business within the PA Wilds
4 – 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, at Oregon Hill Winery, 67 Reservoir Road, McElhattan, PA 17748
Entrepreneurs within the Pennsylvania Wilds area can be part of this occasion for an informative in-person session. Discover helpful sources and alternatives for enterprise progress on this picturesque 13-county area whereas networking with like-minded people, and luxuriate in snacks offered by Pearl’s Cafe on Main. Registration is required for this in-person occasion, offered in partnership with the PA Wilds, (*19*) Manufacturers’ Center (IMC), and SEDA-COG.
Lycoming Business Connect: Resource & Networking Event
5:30 – 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, on the Pajama Factory, 1307 Park Avenue, Williamsport, PA 17701
This occasion will deliver collectively the area people and Penn State sources to empower Lycoming County enterprise homeowners and aspiring entrepreneurs, providing helpful assist and steering for the work trip. With a various vary of organizations in attendance, this occasion is a chance to elevate enterprise aspirations and join with helpful sources for fulfillment. Registration is required for this in-person occasion.
Other occasions made to encourage entrepreneurs embrace Basic Legal Considerations for Startups and Small Businesses, offered by the Penn State Law Entrepreneur Assistance Clinic, and Fostering an (*19*) Mindset for Manufacturers, offered by the Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program (PennTAP).
Events throughout Penn State campuses embrace Top 5 in Twenty-Five Speaker Series: Is My Business Bankable?, offered by Altoona LaunchBox supported by the Hite Family and the Sheetz Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence, and Business Model Canvas 101, offered by Hazelton LaunchBox supported by Pasco L. Schiavo, Esq. and Lehigh Valley LaunchBox powered by Penn State.
Global Entrepreneurship Week celebrates and empowers entrepreneurs in additional than 180 international locations around the globe to assist break down cultural limitations and attain new audiences. Each November, roughly 10 million folks take half in tens of 1000’s of actions, competitions and occasions that encourage them to act and supply them with the data, expertise, and connections they want to succeed.
For occasion updates and data, comply with Global Entrepreneurship Week Penn State on social media at @gewpennstate.
About Invent Penn State
Invent Penn State is a commonwealth-wide initiative to spur financial improvement, job creation and scholar profession success. Invent Penn State blends entrepreneurship-focused tutorial packages, enterprise startup coaching and incubation, funding for commercialization, and college/group/trade collaborations to facilitate the difficult technique of turning analysis discoveries into helpful services and products that may profit Pennsylvanians and humankind.
Global Entrepreneurship Week Penn State companions with Invent Penn State to assist additional its mission of financial improvement, scholar profession success, and job creation.
This mission was financed partly by a grant from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Community & Economic Development.
About the Penn State SBDC
Funding assist and sources are offered by means of a cooperative settlement with the U.S. Small Business Administration; by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania by means of the Department of Community & Economic Development; and partly by means of assist from Penn State and with help from Lock Haven University. All companies are prolonged to the general public on a nondiscriminatory foundation. SBDC companies will not be obtainable to people or entities which were debarred or suspended by the federal authorities.
SBDCs are hosted by main universities, faculties, state financial improvement businesses and personal companions, and funded partly by the United States Congress by means of a partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration. There are practically 1,000 native facilities obtainable to present no-cost enterprise consulting and low-cost coaching to new and present companies. The Penn State SBDC companies Centre, Clinton, Lycoming, and Mifflin counties in central Pennsylvania.