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Saturday, March 30
 

9:30am

Hack4Impact Challenge (Penn State New Kensington)
Hosted by The Corner LaunchBox and Penn State New Kensington, teams of students will compete for various prizes by developing ideas on how to change Rustbelt communities into Cyberbelt communities and pitching their proposals to a panel of judges. 

Students can register at https://tinyurl.com/PSNKH4I19.

Saturday March 30, 2019 9:30am - 4:00pm
The Corner Launchbox (Penn State New Kensington) 701 5th Ave., New Kensington, PA 15608
  • LIVESTREAM No
 
Sunday, March 31
 

6:00pm

Creative Hustlin 101
Purpose: To show creatives in the State College and Penn State community why they should align their passions with business, how they can do so, and to inspire them to leave with one actionable goal that can upgrade their current endeavors.

Calling all creatives in the Penn State and State College communities, and business-minded individuals who are interested in supporting the arts! Join us for an evening of free food and fun to learn how and why to align your passions with business. Attendees will hear first-hand from creatives who are using business to propel their dreams into reality and receive information about the community resources available to help local creatives attain success. Bring a friend and a positive mindset for an evening of learning and creativity.

Event Schedule:
6:00pm - Music by Dave’s Trio (Saxophonist from Lenina Crowne)
6:30pm - Speaker #1: James Tierney
7:00pm - Break session 1: Professional headshots and working on “actionable goal" board
7:30pm - Speaker #2: Will Toms
8:00pm - Break Session 2: taking professional head-shots and completing “actionable goal” board
8:20pm - Speaker #3: Shalom Dubas
8:40pm - Music by Eric Ian Farmer

Speakers
avatar for James Tierney

James Tierney

Lecturer of Economics, Penn State College of the Liberal Arts
avatar for Will Toms

Will Toms

Co-Founder and Head of Strategy & Marketing, Rec Philly
avatar for Shalom Dubas, '17

Shalom Dubas, '17

Artist and Creative Entrepreneur



Sunday March 31, 2019 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Happy Valley LaunchBox 224 S Allen St, State College, PA 16801
  • LIVESTREAM No
 
Monday, April 1
 

10:10am

**LIVESTREAM** Alison Flanigan - Cyber Project Manager, Booz Allen Hamilton
Watch a livestream of this event.

Please note: This presentation will be held during a regularly scheduled class. It is open to the general public, but seating will be limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis to individuals not enrolled in the class.

Speakers
avatar for Alison Flanigan, '05

Alison Flanigan, '05

Cyber Project Manager, Booz Allen Hamilton
Alison Flanigan received her bachelor of science in Information Sciences and Technology from Penn State and her MBA from the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland. Alison is a Cyber Program Manager at Booz Allen Hamilton, focused on securing and protecting national... Read More →


Monday April 1, 2019 10:10am - 11:00am
E203 Westgate Building
  • LIVESTREAM Yes

12:05pm

"Spark Session: Home Run Innovation" (Penn State New Kensington)
Please register at https://goo.gl/forms/G3zH183qZV5SrqQ53.

Diamond Kinetics, a Pittsburgh-based startup, enhances the games of baseball and softball by creating engaging experiences that help players improve and also have fun. The company is a market leader in mobile motion technology and information that enables player development, superior equipment fitting, objective scouting and recruiting, and engagement-driven entertainment. Diamond Kinetics leverages an exclusive license to issued patents from the University of Michigan and the University of Pittsburgh, deep technical expertise, key strategic partnerships and the love for the game.



Speakers
DK

Diamond Kinetics

Diamond Kinetics
Diamond Kinetics, a Pittsburgh-based startup, enhances the games of baseball and softball by creating engaging experiences that help players improve and also have fun. The company is a market leader in mobile motion technology and information that enables player development, superior... Read More →


Monday April 1, 2019 12:05pm - 1:20pm
Athletic Center (Penn State New Kensington)
  • LIVESTREAM No

12:20pm

**LIVESTREAM** Derris Boomer - Founder and CEO, Boomer Technology Group
Watch a livestream of this event.

Please note: This presentation will be held during a regularly scheduled class. It is open to the general public, but seating will be limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis to individuals not enrolled in the class.

Speakers
avatar for Derris Boomer

Derris Boomer

Founder and CEO, Boomer Technology Group
Derris Boomer has worked for Fortune 500 companies since he was 16. Each has taught him perseverance, leadership and a drive for success. His tenure at companies such as IBM, Tiffany & Company, Polo Ralph Lauren and Accenture has afforded 20+ years of corporate experience. He has... Read More →


Monday April 1, 2019 12:20pm - 1:10pm
E208 Westgate Building
  • LIVESTREAM Yes
  • about Derris Boomer has worked for Fortune 500 companies since he was 16. Each has taught him perseverance, leadership and a drive for success. His tenure at companies such as IBM, Tiffany &amp; Company, Polo Ralph Lauren and Accenture has afforded 20+ years of corporate experience. He has traveled the globe implementing technology systems in Europe, North America and Asia.<br><br>Derris is founder and CEO of Boomer Technology Group, which specializes in technology planning, process improvement and software implementations. Derris has an undergraduate degree in Management Science from Kean University. His motto is “Have laptop will travel!” He has certifications in Workday and Kronos Workforce Management software. He has written business and technology articles for J.D. Edwards User Group, Smart Enterprise Magazine and N.J. Tech Weekly. Mr. Boomer has taught college courses as an adjunct professor at two community colleges.<br><br>He has extensive experience in Retail, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Government and Higher Education technology solutions. He embraces three principles to success: Business Process + People + Technology = Custom Solutions!

2:00pm

Online Business Considerations Workshop (Penn State Great Valley)

Speakers
avatar for Doug Schumer

Doug Schumer

Associate Professor, Engineering Design, Penn State University
Doug Schumer, associate teaching professor of engineering design, received his B.S in physics from Carnegie-Mellon University, his M.S. in measurement and control from Carnegie-Mellon, and his Ph.D. in electrical systems and engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in the... Read More →


Monday April 1, 2019 2:00pm - 5:00pm
226 Main Building (Penn State Great Valley)
  • LIVESTREAM No

3:00pm

Regina M. Lowrie, CMB - President & CEO, RML Advisors (Penn State Abington)
Speakers
avatar for Regina M. Lowrie

Regina M. Lowrie

President & CEO, RML Advisors
Regina M. Lowrie is President and CEO of RML Investments Inc., d/b/a RML Advisors, headquartered in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania. RML Advisors serves the financial services community as an independent advisor and consultant. Prior to founding RML Advisors, Ms. Lowrie was President of Vision... Read More →



Monday April 1, 2019 3:00pm - 3:45pm
8 Sutherland Building
  • LIVESTREAM No

4:00pm

**LIVESTREAM** Avis Yates Rivers - CEO, Technology Concepts Group International
Watch a livestream of this event.

Please note: This presentation will be held during a regularly scheduled class. It is open to the general public, but seating will be limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis to individuals not enrolled in the class.

Speakers
avatar for Avis Yates Rivers

Avis Yates Rivers

CEO, Technology Concepts Group International
Avis Yates Rivers possesses more than forty years of general management experience in the information technology industry. She has been a successful entrepreneur for 30 years. She is currently the President and CEO of Technology Concepts Group International, LLC, (TCGI), an information... Read More →


Monday April 1, 2019 4:00pm - 5:15pm
W201 Westgate Building
  • LIVESTREAM Yes

4:00pm

New Venture Creation Pitch Presentations, Panel, and Networking (Penn State Abington)
This session connects faculty and alumni in a collaborative and supportive panel that listens to business idea pitches and offers advice and guidance for business success.  Students from Penn State Abington’s New Venture Creation class (MGMT 425) will present their business ideas.

Panelists include PSU Abington Instructors and alumni Dylan Weisman and David Siwy. Additionally, Instructor Peter Hornberger will be a panelist.

After the pitch presentations, join students, faculty, and alumni for light refreshments and networking. Spend time getting to know more about the people that contribute to the innovation ecosystem of Penn State Abington.

Learn more about student business ideas. Find inspiration and encouragement from alumni entrepreneurs. Get connected with faculty and classes that can help students explore entrepreneurship as a career pathway.


Monday April 1, 2019 4:00pm - 5:45pm
8 Sutherland Building
  • LIVESTREAM No

4:00pm

Startup Market: A One-Stop Shop for All Things Entrepreneurial
Penn State and the University community offer plenty of student organizations, academic pathways, and community resources for individuals interested in entrepreneurship and innovation. Visit the Entrepreneurial Resource Fair to explore these resources and learn about available opportunities. Participants include:

Academic Resources
Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIENT) Major
Entrepreneurship and Innovation (ENTI) Minor
Humanitaritarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship (HESE)
The Learning Factory

Entrepreneur Resources
Ben Franklin Technology Partners/ TechCelerator
Contrary Capital at Penn State
The Dreamery
Happy Valley Communications
Invent Penn State
Nittany AI Alliance
Penn State Law Legal Clinics

Startups
AIODA
DermatoloME
Keyper
LoopedLease
Pinch

Student-Led Initiatives
Agribusiness Management (AGBM) Club
College of Agricultural Sciences Entrepreneurship & Innovation Program
Corporate Innovation & Entrepreneurship Society
Happy Valley Ventures
Innoblue
Lion LaunchPad

View a complete list of resources available in Penn State's entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystem at invent.psu.edu/program/resource-navigator/.


Monday April 1, 2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Atrium, Business Building
  • LIVESTREAM No

5:00pm

Penn State Smeal 2019 Supply Chain Pitch Contest
Learn more and register to attend at https://sites.psu.edu/scpitch/

Speakers
avatar for John Baker

John Baker

Co-Founder, Story Teller Effects Group, LLC
Baker, as he likes to be called, was born and raised in Delaware and began his career majoring in journalism at the University of Delaware, but he found his passion in special effects for the creative, nontraditional film industry. He was hooked after his first gig working special... Read More →


Monday April 1, 2019 5:00pm - 8:30pm
Steimer Auditorium, Forest Resources Building
  • LIVESTREAM No

5:30pm

Elevator Pitch Competition 5.0 (Penn State Harrisburg)
Please register at sites.psu.edu/bmcpsh/bmc-elevator-pitch/.

Join us for the 5th annual Shark Tank-style pitch competition, where student entrepreneurs will present their business pitches for seed funding.

Sponsored by the Business Management Club.



  • LIVESTREAM No

6:00pm

"From Student to Startup: Getting Started in Entrepreneurship” (Penn State Hazleton)
Penn State Hazleton, the Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce, CAN BE, the Downtown Hazleton Alliance for Progress and the Small Business Development Center at Wilkes University (SBDC) are sponsoring a series of seminars that will provide information to those interested in starting or growing their own business.

“Steps to Starting and Growing Your Own Business” offers a variety information in several sessions for those seeking to become full-time or part-time entrepreneurs. There is no fee for any of the seminars and attendees can choose to come to any individual session or all sessions.

The first session, “Feasibility, Structure, Licensing and Registration,” will be held Wednesday, March 27, from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. at the Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce, 8 W. Broad St., Hazleton.
“Preparing a Business Plan and Financial Projections” will be held Wednesday, April 3, from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. at the Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce.

To register for either session at the Chamber, visit www.hazletonchamber.org or call 570-455-1509.
Three sessions on startups will be livestreamed to Penn State Hazleton from University Park:
  • Monday, April 1, 6:00 p.m.: Panel discussion, “From Student to Startup: Getting Started in Entrepreneurship”
  • Tuesday, April 2, 6:00 p.m.: Panel discussion, “The Entrepreneur’s Journey: Learning from Successes and Setbacks”
  • Wednesday, April 3, 6:00 p.m.: Panel discussion, “Innovation Happens Everywhere: Intrapreneurship in Established Organizations”
The panels will be livestreamed into Room 12 of the Mary M. and Bertil E. Lofstrom Library and are open to the public at no charge.

For high school students, a MakerSpace Innovation Workshop will be held on Friday, April 5, at the Lofstrom Library on campus. This workshop for high school students, part of the Hazleton LaunchBox, is designed to foster creative problem solving by using the MakerSpace and collaborative areas. Students will explore prototyping, design and teamwork through various exercises and projects that encourage experimentation and open-ended exploration. Mentors and facility staff will provide guidance as students work with pre-made material kits provided for the workshop.

The workshop will be led by Erik Angel, information resource and support specialist at Penn State Hazleton. It is sponsored by Penn State Hazleton, the Downtown Hazleton Alliance for Progress, the Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce, CAN BE and Penn State University Libraries.
For more information on the entrepreneurship events, contact Debra Conway, director of continuing education and Hazleton LaunchBox, at 570-450-3136 or dxk40@psu.edu.

The events are being held in collaboration with Penn State’s University-wide Startup Week. To learn more, visit startupweek.psu.edu.

Monday April 1, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Mary M. and Bertil E. Lofstrom Library (Room 12)
  • LIVESTREAM No

6:00pm

**LIVESTREAM** "From Student to Startup: Getting Started in Entrepreneurship” (Presented by IBM)
Watch a livestream of this event.

Have a question for these speakers? Tweet us at @PSUStartupWeek and use #PennStateStartup.

Pursuing your entrepreneurial dreams requires more than just having an idea. It requires passion, commitment, and a lot of hard work. Join us for a panel discussion, presented by IBM, to hear from a group of innovators who are doing exactly that to make an impact early in their entrepreneurial journeys.

Stick around after the event to meet the panelists and connect with other thought leaders through conversation and networking. Light hors d'oeuvres will be provided.

Moderators
avatar for Rachel Herder

Rachel Herder

Director of Intellectual Property Clinic, Penn State Law
Rachel Herder joined the Penn State Law faculty from leading intellectual property firm Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where, as an associate in the firm’s patents and innovation practice, she advised startup life science clients on various aspects of intellectual property... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Matt Roda, '20

Matt Roda, '20

Chief Marketing Officer, Reflexion Interactive Technologies
Shortly before starting his freshman year at Penn State, Matt teamed up with two high school buddies to find a better concussion test. After experiencing his own injury from ice hockey and years of headaches that persisted, the team knew there had to be a better way to take care of... Read More →
avatar for Aniyia Williams, '07

Aniyia Williams, '07

Founder & Co-Founder, TINSEL & Black and Brown Founders
Aniyia Williams background is in the arts and tech: she has over a decade of training as a singer of classical music and opera and has worked in the tech industry since 2011. Before starting her own company, she grew up in a family business and held roles in marketing, community management... Read More →
avatar for Matt Woods, '15

Matt Woods, '15

Chief Technology Officer, Xact Metal, Inc.
Matt was born an inventor, it started with Legos and ended up as a passion for engineering and additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing. With his passion and years of experience in 3D printing working for companies like SpaceX and Penn State’s CIMP-3D lab, he started his... Read More →


Monday April 1, 2019 6:00pm - 7:30pm
110 Business Building
  • LIVESTREAM Yes

7:30pm

Keynote Panel Reception and Networking
Join us after Monday's "From Student to Startup" keynote panel to meet the panelists and connect with other thought leaders through conversation and networking, sponsored by Corning. Light hors d'oeuvres will be provided.

Speakers
avatar for Aniyia Williams, '07

Aniyia Williams, '07

Founder & Co-Founder, TINSEL & Black and Brown Founders
Aniyia Williams background is in the arts and tech: she has over a decade of training as a singer of classical music and opera and has worked in the tech industry since 2011. Before starting her own company, she grew up in a family business and held roles in marketing, community management... Read More →
avatar for Matt Roda, '20

Matt Roda, '20

Chief Marketing Officer, Reflexion Interactive Technologies
Shortly before starting his freshman year at Penn State, Matt teamed up with two high school buddies to find a better concussion test. After experiencing his own injury from ice hockey and years of headaches that persisted, the team knew there had to be a better way to take care of... Read More →
avatar for Rachel Herder

Rachel Herder

Director of Intellectual Property Clinic, Penn State Law
Rachel Herder joined the Penn State Law faculty from leading intellectual property firm Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where, as an associate in the firm’s patents and innovation practice, she advised startup life science clients on various aspects of intellectual property... Read More →


Monday April 1, 2019 7:30pm - 8:00pm
Saxbys, Business Building
  • LIVESTREAM No

8:00pm

3-Day Sustainability Mini-Challenge: Team Formation and Problem Definition
The 3-Day Sustainability Mini-Challenge is designed to expose entrepreneurially minded students and University community members to the Design Thinking process to help them generate a solution to an identified problem related to sustainability at Penn State using human-centered design principles. Participants will be grouped into teams of 3-4 individuals, and all participants will work through a 3-day process focused on defining, ideating, prototyping, and presenting a solution to a given problem. No registration required.

Teams will present their solutions and next steps to a panel of judges, with members of the top three teams earning various prizes:
  • 1st place: Bose Soundlink Mini II
  • 2nd place: FijifilmInsta Mini 9 Instant Camera
  • 3rd place: Echo Dot Smart speaker
Individuals who participate in all three nights of the challenge will earn an IBM Enterprise Design Thinking Practitioner Badge.


Moderators
avatar for Lee Erickson, '13g

Lee Erickson, '13g

Chief Amplifier, Happy Valley LaunchBox
Lee’s role at LaunchBox is to help startup de-risk and grow their businesses. She runs the educational programs, connects startup founders to outside resources, and provides guidance on a variety of startup challenges—customer discovery, testing assumptions, building minimum viable... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for David Norloff, '91

David Norloff, '91

Assistant Teaching Professor, Penn State Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications
David Norloff is a wireless industry veteran who joined the Department of Telecommunications in 2014 after a 20-year career leading technology and wireless initiatives.  His diverse corporate experience includes leadership positions in management consulting, product strategy, and... Read More →


Monday April 1, 2019 8:00pm - 10:00pm
217 Business Building
  • LIVESTREAM No
 
Tuesday, April 2
 

11:30am

"Entrepreneurs, Small Business, and Financial Literacy" (Penn State Harrisburg)
Please register at bit.ly/psecustartupweek.

Join us for a discussion on business financing and financial literacy for entrepreneurs and small business. Snacks will be served. 

Speakers
avatar for Sara Weiser

Sara Weiser

Financial Education Manager, PSECU


Tuesday April 2, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
Morrison Gallery (Penn State Harrisburg)
  • LIVESTREAM No

12:00pm

"The First Step to Small Business Success"
Have you always had the dream to start your own business but didn’t know where to begin? Bring your lunch and learn how aspiring entrepreneurs can begin the process of owning a successful business, including evaluating business ideas, developing a business plan, and where to go for assistance.

Learn from a business consultant about:
  • lifestyle requirements for business owners
  • how to assess the feasibility of your business idea
  • legal and tax implications of owning a business
  • how to develop a business plan
  • where to find other resources that may help you succeed

Speakers
avatar for Will Hooten, '16

Will Hooten, '16

Business Consultant, Penn State Small Business Development Center
Will joined the Penn State Small Business Development Center in 2018 as a business consultant. Will’s consulting efforts are primarily focused on providing free business valuation, financial forecasting, and confidential one-on-one consulting to current and prospective small business... Read More →


Tuesday April 2, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Happy Valley LaunchBox 224 S Allen St, State College, PA 16801
  • LIVESTREAM No

12:05pm

"Business of the 21st Century" (Penn State Altoona)
Speakers
avatar for Patrick Maser

Patrick Maser

COC Senior Vice President, ACN
As a child, Patrick Maser was exposed to network marketing by his parents who ran successful home-based businesses. As an adult, he chose a more traditional path of higher education followed by entry into the workforce. While having big dreams, at the end of the day Patrick realized... Read More →


  • LIVESTREAM No

1:35pm

"Steller Innovations: Challenging an Industry Status Quo through Disruptive Innovation"
Moderators
avatar for Mark Gagnon, '97g, '04g

Mark Gagnon, '97g, '04g

Harbaugh Entrepreneur and Innovation Faculty Scholar, Penn State, College of Agricultural Sciences
Mark Gagnon is the Harbaugh Entrepreneurship Scholar and Entrepreneurship Coordinator for the College of Agricultural Sciences at Penn State. Mark is a former entrepreneur and business development executive in forest products and building materials. He has been involved in two green... Read More →
avatar for Beth Johnson, '13g

Beth Johnson, '13g

Technology Licensing Officer, Penn State, Eberly College of Science
Beth Johnson holds a B.S. in Biology and Ph.D. in Entomology, and has research expertise in the fields of chemical ecology, microbiology, and plant biology. She draws upon her background in academia and direct experience in generating intellectual property to support researchers in... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Evan Stover, '11

Evan Stover, '11

Inventor and President, Steller Innovations
Evan graduated from Penn State in 2011 (B.S. Biology) and started his own consulting business as a partnership with his father, Lee Stover. Together they consulted for small and large wood products companies. In the process of this work, Evan developed the hardwood flooring technology... Read More →
avatar for Britta Teller, '14g

Britta Teller, '14g

Sales and Communications Director, Steller Innovations
Sales and Communications Director at Steller Innovations, LLC. Britta completed her PhD in Ecology at Penn State in 2014. As an avid biologist, Britta took a keen interest in Evan’s consulting work in the wood products industry while concurrently pursuing her post doc and assistant... Read More →
avatar for Megan Huffstickler, '18g

Megan Huffstickler, '18g

Creative Director, Steller Innovations
Creative Director at Steller Innovations, LLC. Megan completed her Masters in Educational Psychology at Penn State in 2018. In her current position, she uses her background in education and chemistry to develop web and social media content that educate consumers about hardwood flooring... Read More →


Tuesday April 2, 2019 1:35pm - 2:50pm
109 Osmond Laboratory
  • LIVESTREAM No

1:35pm

Gary Beckman - Director of Entrepreneurial Studies in the Arts, North Carolina State University
Dr. Gary Beckman will give a public talk providing insights and guidance for starting arts ventures and careers utilizing Arts Entrepreneurship as a powerful tool in support of artist’s professional goals and aspirations. Free and open to the public.

Speakers
avatar for Gary Beckman

Gary Beckman

Director of Entrepreneurial Studies in the Arts, North Carolina State University
Dr. Gary D. Beckman is Director of Entrepreneurial Studies in the Arts where he developed and administers the nation’s first and largest campus-wide Arts Entrepreneurship Minor.Before arriving at NC State, he developed the nation’s first Music Entrepreneurship Minor at the University of South Carolina’s School of Music. In addition to recently being honored with the naming of the Society for Arts Entrepreneurship Education’s research impact award... Read More →


Tuesday April 2, 2019 1:35pm - 2:50pm
16 Borland Laboratory
  • LIVESTREAM No

3:00pm

"Women Executive Knowledge Series - Corporate Innovation: What’s the Secret Sauce?"
Please register at https://tinyurl.com/WEKS2019



Speakers
avatar for Fran Lockwood, '78

Fran Lockwood, '78

Chief Technology Officer, Valvoline
As Valvoline’s chief technology officer, Fran Lockwood, Ph.D., leads global new product development and technical support for Valvoline’s automotive brands. She serves on the board of China Shanghai Valvoline-Cummins Lubricating Oil Co., Ltd., Valvoline’s joint venture with... Read More →


  • LIVESTREAM No

3:35pm

Jeffrey Brandt - CPO & CEO, Ability Prosthetics and Orthotics
Please note: This presentation will be held during a regularly scheduled class. It is open to the general public, but seating will be limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis to individuals not enrolled in the class.

Speakers
avatar for Jeffrey Brandt, '95

Jeffrey Brandt, '95

CPO, Chief Executive Officer, Ability Prosthetics & Orthotics
Jeffrey M. Brandt, CPO, CEO founded Ability Prosthetics and Orthotics, an evidence-based P&O practice that has now grown to eleven offices across three states. Since its inception in 2004, Ability has led the advancement and implementation of outcome measures in daily practice, founded... Read More →


Tuesday April 2, 2019 3:35pm - 5:30pm
102 Chemistry Building
  • LIVESTREAM No

4:00pm

"Media and Maker Commons: Tours of 3D Printing and A/V Facilities"
Tours depart at 4:00, 4:20, and 4:40 p.m. and will last approximately 20 minutes.

Are you preparing for a student pitch competition? Developing a vlog? Building a prototype? Then the Media Commons and the Maker Commons in the Library are for you! They provide the spaces, technology, and expertise for student entrepreneurs to create 3D printed objects, record presentations, and edit multimedia projects. Come tour the One Button Studio, the Invention Studio, and learn about the media and maker technologies freely available to student entrepreneurs. Tours meet at the Media Commons Service Desk in Pattee Library.

Tuesday April 2, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Media Commons, Pattee Library
  • LIVESTREAM No

4:00pm

Happy Valley Ventures Pitch Contest
To enter or to find out more about Happy Valley Ventures, please visit smealventurepartners.com.

Happy Valley Ventures (HVV) will be hosting its second annual pitch contest with student-run start-ups competing for $3,500 in prizes. The live final event is open to the public and is intended to provide students the opportunity to learn more about the inner-workings of the venture capital industry. The deadline to enter is March 18!

Winners will receive prize money provided by the Farrell Center for Corporate Innovation & Entrepreneurship along with consideration for follow-up early stage investment.

The contest, which is open to all student-run start-ups from the Penn State community, has three rounds.  In the first round, start-ups enter the contest by filling out the form on the HVV website.  HVV Investment Committee members will then select up to 25 teams to move on to the second round.

In the second round, each start-up team will meet with members of the HVV Investment Committee for a feedback and due diligence discussion.  The start-ups will then have the opportunity to refine their business models and pitch decks. The entire HVV Investment Committee will evaluate the updated pitches and select five teams to compete in the third and final round.

At the culminating event on April 2, the competitors will pitch their startups to a panel of venture capital professionals and experienced entrepreneurs.  Prizes of $2,500 and $1,000 will be awarded to the first place team and runner-up, respectively.  All five start-ups will receive feedback from the industry professionals to help them reach new milestones in growing their businesses. This event is open to the public and all are welcome to stop by for all, or a portion, of the pitches.

 Additional information regarding last year’s event can be found here.

Moderators
avatar for Bob Beaury

Bob Beaury

Director, SEDTAPP Entrepreneurship
Bob has been directly involved in the development of more than 100 new products and the creation of their market introduction programs. His expertise includes building start-up companies and the practical implementation of innovation, product development and sales and marketing programs... Read More →
avatar for Alexander Isaacson, '18

Alexander Isaacson, '18

CFO, EVE Energy Ventures
Alexander is the CFO of EVE Energy Ventures, where he leads business development. EVE is a cleantech company that enables electric vehicles (EV), chargers, and the grid to interact seamlessly through our innovative technology and services. Its cloud-based scheduler for EV owners to... Read More →
avatar for Matt Rhodes, '79

Matt Rhodes, '79

Managing Director, 1855 Capital
Matt Rhodes is a senior executive with experience ranging from start-up funding and management to leading $1B+ semiconductor business. He has a track record of leading product development teams and business organizations to profitable, market winning positions in hyper-competitive... Read More →
avatar for Matt Roda, '20

Matt Roda, '20

Chief Marketing Officer, Reflexion Interactive Technologies
Shortly before starting his freshman year at Penn State, Matt teamed up with two high school buddies to find a better concussion test. After experiencing his own injury from ice hockey and years of headaches that persisted, the team knew there had to be a better way to take care of... Read More →
avatar for Santosh Sankar, '10

Santosh Sankar, '10

Co-Founder, Dynamo
Santosh Sankar cofounded Chattanooga-based venture capital firm Dynamo in December 2015 with Ted Alling, Barry Large and Allan Davis. He is responsible for the strategic vision, planning, and investing of the global seed fund. Santosh has led investments including Starsky Robotics... Read More →

Tuesday April 2, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm
114 Earth and Engineering Sciences Building
  • LIVESTREAM No

4:00pm

Arts Business Idea Competition
Sponsored by the College of Arts and Architecture, students pitch an idea for an arts-related business or non-profit organization. Four finalists will compete for $10,000 in total awards by presenting their ideas to a panel of judges.

Learn more here.

Tuesday April 2, 2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm
16 Borland Laboratory
  • LIVESTREAM No

6:00pm

“The Entrepreneur’s Journey: Learning from Successes and Setbacks” (Penn State Hazleton)
Penn State Hazleton, the Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce, CAN BE, the Downtown Hazleton Alliance for Progress and the Small Business Development Center at Wilkes University (SBDC) are sponsoring a series of seminars that will provide information to those interested in starting or growing their own business.

“Steps to Starting and Growing Your Own Business” offers a variety information in several sessions for those seeking to become full-time or part-time entrepreneurs. There is no fee for any of the seminars and attendees can choose to come to any individual session or all sessions.

The first session, “Feasibility, Structure, Licensing and Registration,” will be held Wednesday, March 27, from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. at the Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce, 8 W. Broad St., Hazleton.
“Preparing a Business Plan and Financial Projections” will be held Wednesday, April 3, from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. at the Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce.

To register for either session at the Chamber, visit www.hazletonchamber.org or call 570-455-1509.
Three sessions on startups will be livestreamed to Penn State Hazleton from University Park:
  • Monday, April 1, 6:00 p.m.: Panel discussion, “From Student to Startup: Getting Started in Entrepreneurship”
  • Tuesday, April 2, 6:00 p.m.: Panel discussion, “The Entrepreneur’s Journey: Learning from Successes and Setbacks”
  • Wednesday, April 3, 6:00 p.m.: Panel discussion, “Innovation Happens Everywhere: Intrapreneurship in Established Organizations”
The panels will be livestreamed into Room 12 of the Mary M. and Bertil E. Lofstrom Library and are open to the public at no charge.

For high school students, a MakerSpace Innovation Workshop will be held on Friday, April 5, at the Lofstrom Library on campus. This workshop for high school students, part of the Hazleton LaunchBox, is designed to foster creative problem solving by using the MakerSpace and collaborative areas. Students will explore prototyping, design and teamwork through various exercises and projects that encourage experimentation and open-ended exploration. Mentors and facility staff will provide guidance as students work with pre-made material kits provided for the workshop.

The workshop will be led by Erik Angel, information resource and support specialist at Penn State Hazleton. It is sponsored by Penn State Hazleton, the Downtown Hazleton Alliance for Progress, the Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce, CAN BE and Penn State University Libraries.
For more information on the entrepreneurship events, contact Debra Conway, director of continuing education and Hazleton LaunchBox, at 570-450-3136 or dxk40@psu.edu.
The events are being held in collaboration with Penn State’s University-wide Startup Week. To learn more, visit startupweek.psu.edu.

Tuesday April 2, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Mary M. and Bertil E. Lofstrom Library (Room 12)

6:00pm

**LIVESTREAM** “The Entrepreneur’s Journey: Learning from Successes and Setbacks” (Presented by M&T Bank Technology)
Watch a livestream of this event.

Have a question for these speakers? Tweet us at @PSUStartupWeek and use #PennStateStartup.

Anyone can start a business. But creating a business that can stick around requires more than just that first step. Presented by M&T Technology, hear from a panel of entrepreneurs who have built their careers around innovation to learn about their paths to success and the obstacles they faced along the way.

Stick around after the event to meet the panelists and connect with other thought leaders through conversation and networking. Light hors d'oeuvres will be provided.

Moderators
avatar for Bill Zimmerman, '16g

Bill Zimmerman, '16g

Lecturer, Penn State Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications
Bill Zimmerman is a lecturer in the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications where he teaches public relations, covering news releases to new media. He worked for nearly a decade as a newspaper reporter before working in Penn State's Office of Strategic Communications, where... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Nova Lorraine

Nova Lorraine

Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Raine Magazine
Twenty-plus year fashion industry veteran and award-winning designer, Nova Lorraine, founded Raine Magazine in 2007. Nova felt compelled to launch Raine after noticing the necessity for many young brands and entrepreneurs in the creative industries to have a media platform committed... Read More →
avatar for Hillary Murray, '08

Hillary Murray, '08

Founder & CEO, Lumi Organics
Hillary Murray is the founder and CEO of Lumi. Lumi, which stands for “Love yoU Mean It”, manufactures USDA certified organic, cold-pressed, high pressure processed fruit and vegetable juices.Lumi was born in the aisles of Whole Foods during Murray’s second year of business... Read More →
avatar for Rich Thompson

Rich Thompson

Managing Partner, Factory LLC
Rich helped create several billion in enterprise value as CEO of American Italian Pasta Company, The Meow Mix Company and Freshpet. He has deep operational experience across multiple disciplines, having helped build each of these organizations, including marketing and sales, manufacturing... Read More →


Tuesday April 2, 2019 6:00pm - 7:30pm
110 Business Building
  • LIVESTREAM Yes

6:00pm

Next Valley Venture Competition
Have an idea for a venture or organization that will change lives around the world, in a community, or around the block? Pitch your social venture to win money and get it off the ground.

Requirements: Any team whose idea impacts at least two of the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Learn more at http://sites.psu.edu/hese/nextvalley/.

Moderators
avatar for Francine Grant, '87

Francine Grant, '87

Head of Global Innovation Activations, VISA
Francine Grant received her bachelor of science in Industrial Engineering from Penn State and her MBA from the Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley. Francine is the Head of Innovation Marketing at Visa where she creates and launches “new ways to pay” proof... Read More →
avatar for Fran Lockwood, '78

Fran Lockwood, '78

Chief Technology Officer, Valvoline
As Valvoline’s chief technology officer, Fran Lockwood, Ph.D., leads global new product development and technical support for Valvoline’s automotive brands. She serves on the board of China Shanghai Valvoline-Cummins Lubricating Oil Co., Ltd., Valvoline’s joint venture with... Read More →

Tuesday April 2, 2019 6:00pm - 8:30pm
111 Chambers Building
  • LIVESTREAM No

6:30pm

"3D Printing for Beginners Class at the GoggleWorks Center for the Arts" (Penn State Berks)
The 3D Printing Workshop is a continuation of a 5 session class, which started on March 12, that introduces 3D printing. Participants see the whole process of additive manufacturing from design to final product and have a hands-on experience by manufacturing their own design. For more information contact Solange Israel-Mintz at sai3@psu.edu.

Tuesday April 2, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Berks LaunchBox at the GoggleWorks Center for the Arts 201 Washington St., Suite 105, Reading, PA 19601
  • LIVESTREAM No

7:00pm

DevPSU Summit
Registration is requested.

Sponsored by Penn State's Nittany AI Alliance, DevPSU Summit is a celebration of student achievement featuring awesome tech projects by students participating in DevPSU Startup and Learning and talks from President Eric Barron and Ms. Jennifer Sparrow, Sr. We will also have free food from Chipotle and a workshop called “The Basics of App Design with Adobe XD” presented by Teaching and Learning with Technology.

Learn more here.

Speakers
avatar for Eric J. Barron

Eric J. Barron

President, Penn State University
Eric J. Barron, former dean at Penn State and former president of Florida State University, began his presidency at Penn State on May 12, 2014. Succeeding former President Rodney Erickson, who had served since 2011, Dr. Barron was named the 18th President of Penn State by the University's... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Sparrow

Jennifer Sparrow

Senior Director, Penn State, Teaching and Learning with Technology
As senior director for Teaching and Learning with Technology, Jennifer Sparrow leads a dynamic team of more than ninety-five learning innovators. She champions for the following strategic goals: innovation in teaching and learning with technology, strategic opportunities for faculty... Read More →


Tuesday April 2, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Atrium, Business Building
  • LIVESTREAM No

7:30pm

Keynote Panel Reception and Networking
Join us after Tuesday's "The Entrepreneur's Journey" panel to meet the panelists and connect with other thought leaders through conversation and networking, sponsored by Corning. Light hors d'oeuvres will be provided.

Speakers
avatar for Nova Lorraine

Nova Lorraine

Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Raine Magazine
Twenty-plus year fashion industry veteran and award-winning designer, Nova Lorraine, founded Raine Magazine in 2007. Nova felt compelled to launch Raine after noticing the necessity for many young brands and entrepreneurs in the creative industries to have a media platform committed... Read More →
avatar for Hillary Murray, '08

Hillary Murray, '08

Founder & CEO, Lumi Organics
Hillary Murray is the founder and CEO of Lumi. Lumi, which stands for “Love yoU Mean It”, manufactures USDA certified organic, cold-pressed, high pressure processed fruit and vegetable juices.Lumi was born in the aisles of Whole Foods during Murray’s second year of business... Read More →
avatar for Rich Thompson

Rich Thompson

Managing Partner, Factory LLC
Rich helped create several billion in enterprise value as CEO of American Italian Pasta Company, The Meow Mix Company and Freshpet. He has deep operational experience across multiple disciplines, having helped build each of these organizations, including marketing and sales, manufacturing... Read More →


Tuesday April 2, 2019 7:30pm - 8:00pm
Saxbys, Business Building
  • LIVESTREAM No

8:00pm

3-Day Sustainability Mini-Challenge: Ideation and Prototyping
The 3-Day Sustainability Mini-Challenge is designed to expose entrepreneurially minded students and University community members to the Design Thinking process to help them generate a solution to an identified problem related to sustainability at Penn State using human-centered design principles. Participants will be grouped into teams of 3-4 individuals, and all participants will work through a 3-day process focused on defining, ideating, prototyping, and presenting a solution to a given problem. No registration required.

Teams will present their solutions and next steps to a panel of judges, with members of the top three teams earning various prizes:
  • 1st place: Bose Soundlink Mini II
  • 2nd place: FijifilmInsta Mini 9 Instant Camera
  • 3rd place: Echo Dot Smart speaker
Individuals who participate in all three nights of the challenge will earn an IBM Enterprise Design Thinking Practitioner Badge.


Moderators
avatar for Lee Erickson, '13g

Lee Erickson, '13g

Chief Amplifier, Happy Valley LaunchBox
Lee’s role at LaunchBox is to help startup de-risk and grow their businesses. She runs the educational programs, connects startup founders to outside resources, and provides guidance on a variety of startup challenges—customer discovery, testing assumptions, building minimum viable... Read More →
avatar for David Norloff, '91

David Norloff, '91

Assistant Teaching Professor, Penn State Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications
David Norloff is a wireless industry veteran who joined the Department of Telecommunications in 2014 after a 20-year career leading technology and wireless initiatives.  His diverse corporate experience includes leadership positions in management consulting, product strategy, and... Read More →

Tuesday April 2, 2019 8:00pm - 10:00pm
217 Business Building
  • LIVESTREAM No
 
Wednesday, April 3
 

8:30am

Ag Springboard Competition: Finalist Pitch Day (by invitation only)
Finalists in the Ag Springboard Competition will present their business ideas to a panel of judges to compete for the $7,500 grand prize. Please note that this event is by invitation only.

Visit the Ag Springboard Competition website to learn more.

Moderators
avatar for Mark Gagnon, '97g, '04g

Mark Gagnon, '97g, '04g

Harbaugh Entrepreneur and Innovation Faculty Scholar, Penn State, College of Agricultural Sciences
Mark Gagnon is the Harbaugh Entrepreneurship Scholar and Entrepreneurship Coordinator for the College of Agricultural Sciences at Penn State. Mark is a former entrepreneur and business development executive in forest products and building materials. He has been involved in two green... Read More →

Wednesday April 3, 2019 8:30am - 3:30pm
  • LIVESTREAM No

11:00am

Nittany AI Challenge Prototype Demonstration
Join the Nittany AI Alliance during Penn State Startup Week as we kickoff Phase Two of the Nittany AI Challenge. During this afternoon session, you can catch a glimpse of the future as teams participating in the challenge demonstrate their prototypes and compete for a portion of a $50,000 award pool. All are welcome to stop by for all, or a portion, of the demonstrations. Attendees will have the opportunity to vote on the prototypes they would most like to see move on to continued development and will have their votes factored into the review team’s final decisions. For more information on the annual Nittany AI Challenge, visit https://challenge.nittanyai.psu.edu/.

Moderators
avatar for Brad Zdenek

Brad Zdenek

Innovation Strategist, Penn State Nittany AI Alliance
Brad Zdenek is the Innovation Strategist for the Nittany AI Alliance, bringing to the team over 20 years of experience in supporting, developing, and leveraging disruptive technologies to improve the student experience across the K–20 spectrum. Prior to joining Penn State, Brad... Read More →

Wednesday April 3, 2019 11:00am - 5:00pm
233A&B HUB-Robeson Center
  • LIVESTREAM No

11:15am

**LIVESTREAM** Bill Zimmerman - Lecturer, Penn State Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications

Speakers
avatar for Bill Zimmerman, '16g

Bill Zimmerman, '16g

Lecturer, Penn State Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications
Bill Zimmerman is a lecturer in the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications where he teaches public relations, covering news releases to new media. He worked for nearly a decade as a newspaper reporter before working in Penn State's Office of Strategic Communications, where... Read More →


Wednesday April 3, 2019 11:15am - 12:05pm
E208 Westgate Building
  • LIVESTREAM Yes

11:30am

"Starting a Business: What You Need to Know" (Penn State Brandywine)
Ever dream of one day starting your own business? Learn from local entrepreneurs as they share their successes, as well as their failures, on launching a business during Penn State Brandywine's complimentary workshop on how to start a new venture. There will be ample time for questions and answers following the panel presentation. Light refreshments will be served.

To RSVP, email Brandywine Continuing Education at mbw10@psu.edu.

Speakers
avatar for Jim Turner

Jim Turner

President and CEO, Dunamis Marketing
avatar for Brooke Miles

Brooke Miles

President, Delaware ShoutOut
avatar for Johnny McCartin

Johnny McCartin

Founder, Xero Media
avatar for Ed Samuel

Ed Samuel

Owner, SamNova


Wednesday April 3, 2019 11:30am - 1:30pm
Tomezsko Building, First Floor Lounge (Penn State Brandywine)
  • LIVESTREAM No

12:15pm

North Central PA LaunchBox Entrepreneurs' Panel (Penn State DuBois)
Join us for a brief keynote on the North Central PA LaunchBox and introduction to our forum of entrepreneurs, who will answer questions about what it takes to develop a local startup. Refreshments will be provided.

Speakers
avatar for Brad Lashinsky, '10g

Brad Lashinsky, '10g

Director, North Central PA LaunchBox
Lashinsky came to Penn State DuBois from the Jefferson County Development Council (JCDC), where he served as director since January of 2012. The JCDC specializes in financial lending, commercial real estate, project development, grant administration, and business incubator systems... Read More →


Wednesday April 3, 2019 12:15pm - 1:15pm
The Lion's Den Student Union, Penn State DuBois 1 College Place, DuBois, PA 15801
  • LIVESTREAM No

12:15pm

"Student Entrepreneurs & Small Business Development Center in PA" (Penn State Berks)
Join us for a panel discussion from 12:15-1:15 p.m. followed by "Coffee with a Panelist" from 1:15-2:15 p.m.

Sponsored by the Flemming Creativity, Entrepreneurship & Economic Development Center

Speakers
avatar for Camrin Edwards, '12

Camrin Edwards, '12

Seamstress and Wedding Coordinator, Camrin Edwards
Camrin has been altering bridal gowns for over 13 years. During that time, she attended the prestigious Philadelphia University of Fashion Design, and in 2009, Camrin had the opportunity to study fashion in Rome, Italy. Her passion is to work directly with brides and their parties... Read More →
avatar for Ryan Morris

Ryan Morris

Co-Founder and CEO, Traduki Technologies, LLC
Ryan Morris is a senior at the Pennsylvania State University- Berks Campus where he is pursuing a Bachelor’s in Science in Business Marketing and Management with a minor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. He is the co-founder of Traduki Technologies, LLC, a startup using technology... Read More →
avatar for Tito Orjih

Tito Orjih

Co-Founder and Consultant, Trimatis, LLC
Tito lives to empower a new generation of leaders and innovators. As a Nigerian native Tito and his family immigrated to the United States to live the American dream. Tito’s dream took the form of Academic and Entrepreneurial success. As a student of Electrical Mechanical Engineering... Read More →
avatar for Ernie Post, '91g, '13g

Ernie Post, '91g, '13g

State Director, Pennsylvania Small Business Development Center
Ernie Post is the State Director Pennsylvania Small Business Development Center. He is the leader of a management consulting group with special expertise in government procurement, international trade, online learning, and strategic management. He got his B.S in Business Economics... Read More →


Wednesday April 3, 2019 12:15pm - 2:15pm
121 Gaige (Penn State Berks)
  • LIVESTREAM No

12:20pm

"What Does It Take to Be an Entrepreneur?” (Penn State Mont Alto)
Join Mont Alto LaunchBox Advisory Council members Kathyrn Gratton, SCORE certified small business mentor and Arts Alliance of Greater Waynesboro (AAGW) executive director; Kristen Laidig, author, entrepreneur, and owner of InterACT, LLC, parent company to Chambersburg’s Toy Box Gifts & Wonder and Nerdvana Outpost; and Mike Unruh, Shippensburg Small Business Development Center executive director, in a panel discussion about what it takes to be an entrepreneur.

Speakers
avatar for Kathyrn Gratton

Kathyrn Gratton

Executive Director, Arts Alliance of Greater Waynesboro
For SCORE, Gratton mentors business owners locally and nationally and teaches marketing courses. As executive director for the AAGW, she coordinates community outreach, oversees two artistic spaces that operate under the AAGW, and promotes programs that align with Destination Arts... Read More →
avatar for Kristen Laidig

Kristen Laidig

Owner, InterACT, LLC
A serial entrepreneur, in 2003 Laidig turned her love of writing into a career of teaching authors and entrepreneurs how to create books through her internationally-known brand, The Book Ninja®. She has since authored over 32 books, started over 50 publishing companies, published... Read More →
avatar for Mike Unruh

Mike Unruh

Executive Director, Shippensburg Small Business Development Center
Unruh is the founding director of the Shippensburg University SBDC and has been with the center since it opened in January 2007. Before moving into the university setting, he was an entrepreneur in the construction industry with over ten years of small business management experie... Read More →


Wednesday April 3, 2019 12:20pm - 1:10pm
Wiestling Student Center (Penn State Mont Alto)
  • LIVESTREAM No

1:25pm

"Steller Innovations: What's old is new again - How to Market New Products in Mature Industries like Hardwood Flooring"
Moderators
avatar for Beth Johnson, '13g

Beth Johnson, '13g

Technology Licensing Officer, Penn State, Eberly College of Science
Beth Johnson holds a B.S. in Biology and Ph.D. in Entomology, and has research expertise in the fields of chemical ecology, microbiology, and plant biology. She draws upon her background in academia and direct experience in generating intellectual property to support researchers in... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Evan Stover, '11

Evan Stover, '11

Inventor and President, Steller Innovations
Evan graduated from Penn State in 2011 (B.S. Biology) and started his own consulting business as a partnership with his father, Lee Stover. Together they consulted for small and large wood products companies. In the process of this work, Evan developed the hardwood flooring technology... Read More →
avatar for Britta Teller, '14g

Britta Teller, '14g

Sales and Communications Director, Steller Innovations
Sales and Communications Director at Steller Innovations, LLC. Britta completed her PhD in Ecology at Penn State in 2014. As an avid biologist, Britta took a keen interest in Evan’s consulting work in the wood products industry while concurrently pursuing her post doc and assistant... Read More →
avatar for Megan Huffstickler, '18g

Megan Huffstickler, '18g

Creative Director, Steller Innovations
Creative Director at Steller Innovations, LLC. Megan completed her Masters in Educational Psychology at Penn State in 2018. In her current position, she uses her background in education and chemistry to develop web and social media content that educate consumers about hardwood flooring... Read More →


Wednesday April 3, 2019 1:25pm - 3:20pm
215 Armsby Building
  • LIVESTREAM No

2:30pm

"Protecting Your Ideas: Intellectual Property Toolkit for Creative Entrepreneurs"
Whether you are an artist, musician, or entrepreneur safeguarding your creative ideas is essential. In this introductory session, attendees will learn the basics of intellectual property law including what you can and cannot protect, the differences between patents, trademarks, and copyright and the limits to your legal rights.

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Herder

Rachel Herder

Director of Intellectual Property Clinic, Penn State Law
Rachel Herder joined the Penn State Law faculty from leading intellectual property firm Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where, as an associate in the firm’s patents and innovation practice, she advised startup life science clients on various aspects of intellectual property... Read More →
avatar for John Meier

John Meier

Patent and Trademark Resource Center Librarian, University Libraries
John Meier is an Associate Librarian in the Physical and Mathematical Sciences Library. John is the official liaison from the University Libraries to the US Patent and Trademark Office and helps Penn State and community entrepreneurs find patent and trademark information.
avatar for Geoffrey Scott

Geoffrey Scott

Director of the Art, Sports, and Entertainment Legal Clinic, Penn State Law
Prof. Geoff Scott is a Law Professor and the Director of the Art, Sports, and Entertainment Legal Clinic at Penn State Law - University Park. Prof. Scott's focus is in intellectual property and on the intersection of the worlds of artistic and scientific expression and the law. The... Read More →


Wednesday April 3, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
W211A Pattee Library
  • LIVESTREAM No

3:00pm

"Women Executive Knowledge Series - Creating a Culture of Innovation"
Please register at https://tinyurl.com/WEKS2019 

Speakers
avatar for Francine Grant, '87

Francine Grant, '87

Head of Global Innovation Activations, VISA
Francine Grant received her bachelor of science in Industrial Engineering from Penn State and her MBA from the Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley. Francine is the Head of Innovation Marketing at Visa where she creates and launches “new ways to pay” proof... Read More →


Wednesday April 3, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
E-Knowledge Commons, Reber Building
  • LIVESTREAM No

4:00pm

**LIVESTREAM** IdeaMakers Challenge: Final Pitches
Watch a livestream of this event.

Have a question for these speakers or the student teams? Tweet us at @PSUStartupWeek and use #PennStateStartup. 

Teams of students from multiple colleges have spent the spring semester exploring ideas about an important problem that could potentially be solved through digital innovation. Join us as they pitch their idea to a panel of two experienced judges (Elizabeth King and Jared Yarnell-Schane) experienced judges and compete for prizes.

The keynote speakers during IdeaMakers are the previous 2018 winners of the competition, who will discuss their entrepreneurship experiences and lessons-learned while the judges select the winning teams - Team Moichor: Shevy Karbasi, Matt Chen, and Steven Flanagan.

Learn more at http://ideamakers.ist.psu.edu/.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth King, '79

Elizabeth King, '79

Former VP, Global Human Resources Solutions and Services, Starbucks
Elizabeth M. King is a recently retired vice president of human resources solutions and services for Starbucks Corporation. During her tenure, the company grew from 1.100 to 24,400 coffee shops with locations in four countries to now nearly 75.  This significant growth provided exciting... Read More →
avatar for Jared Yarnell-Schane, '14

Jared Yarnell-Schane, '14

Founder, Jarnell Consulting
Jared Yarnell-Schane is an experienced entrepreneur and program director who has led accelerator programs for over 50 different early-stage startup teams and helped these teams raise $20+ million in funding. While at Penn State earning his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Jared became... Read More →
avatar for Matt Chen, '19

Matt Chen, '19

Co-Founder, Research and Development, Moichor
Matthew handles the research and development of Moichor. This ranges from wet lab techniques to hardware development. Matthew has gained expertise through experience and advisors. All of Moichor’s hardware and research development is handled in-house.
avatar for Steve Flanagan, '19

Steve Flanagan, '19

Co-Founder, User Research and Testing, Moichor
Steve handles user research and testing, as well as application/product/website design at Moichor. Through over 200 user tests, hundreds of one-on-one interviews, 12 iterations of the application, and countless amounts of surveys, the team has been able to fully understand what patients... Read More →
avatar for Shevy Karbasi, '19

Shevy Karbasi, '19

Co-Founder, Business Development, Moichor
Shevy leads business development at Moichor. He works with current partners and looks for new potential partners.


Wednesday April 3, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm
W201 Westgate Building
  • LIVESTREAM Yes

6:00pm

“Innovation Happens Everywhere: Intrapreneurship in Established Organizations” (Penn State Hazleton)
Penn State Hazleton, the Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce, CAN BE, the Downtown Hazleton Alliance for Progress and the Small Business Development Center at Wilkes University (SBDC) are sponsoring a series of seminars that will provide information to those interested in starting or growing their own business.
“Steps to Starting and Growing Your Own Business” offers a variety information in several sessions for those seeking to become full-time or part-time entrepreneurs. There is no fee for any of the seminars and attendees can choose to come to any individual session or all sessions.
The first session, “Feasibility, Structure, Licensing and Registration,” will be held Wednesday, March 27, from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. at the Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce, 8 W. Broad St., Hazleton.
“Preparing a Business Plan and Financial Projections” will be held Wednesday, April 3, from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. at the Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce.
To register for either session at the Chamber, visit www.hazletonchamber.org or call 570-455-1509.
Three sessions on startups will be livestreamed to Penn State Hazleton from University Park:
  • Monday, April 1, 6:00 p.m.: Panel discussion, “From Student to Startup: Getting Started in Entrepreneurship”
  • Tuesday, April 2, 6:00 p.m.: Panel discussion, “The Entrepreneur’s Journey: Learning from Successes and Setbacks”
  • Wednesday, April 3, 6:00 p.m.: Panel discussion, “Innovation Happens Everywhere: Intrapreneurship in Established Organizations”
The panels will be livestreamed into Room 12 of the Mary M. and Bertil E. Lofstrom Library and are open to the public at no charge.
For high school students, a MakerSpace Innovation Workshop will be held on Friday, April 5, at the Lofstrom Library on campus. This workshop for high school students, part of the Hazleton LaunchBox, is designed to foster creative problem solving by using the MakerSpace and collaborative areas. Students will explore prototyping, design and teamwork through various exercises and projects that encourage experimentation and open-ended exploration. Mentors and facility staff will provide guidance as students work with pre-made material kits provided for the workshop.
The workshop will be led by Erik Angel, information resource and support specialist at Penn State Hazleton. It is sponsored by Penn State Hazleton, the Downtown Hazleton Alliance for Progress, the Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce, CAN BE and Penn State University Libraries.
For more information on the entrepreneurship events, contact Debra Conway, director of continuing education and Hazleton LaunchBox, at 570-450-3136 or dxk40@psu.edu.
The events are being held in collaboration with Penn State’s University-wide Startup Week. To learn more, visit startupweek.psu.edu.

Wednesday April 3, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Mary M. and Bertil E. Lofstrom Library (Room 12)

6:00pm

**LIVESTREAM** “Innovation Happens Everywhere: Intrapreneurship in Established Organizations” (Presented by EY)
Watch a livestream of this event.

Have a question for these speakers? Tweet us at @PSUStartupWeek and use #PennStateStartup.

Entrepreneurship isn't limited to starting your own company. Join us for a panel discussion, presented by EY, to hear from a group of intrapreneurs who are bringing innovation to their work within established organizations.

Stick around after the event to meet the panelists and connect with other thought leaders through conversation and networking. Light hors d'oeuvres will be provided.

Moderators
avatar for Bryan Pearce

Bryan Pearce

Global Entrepreneurship & Start-ups Leader, EY
Bryan is the EY Global Entrepreneurship & Start-ups Leader, responsible for growing EY Entrepreneur Of The Year®, a globally prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs. Bryan also develops and drives other global initiatives to help startup companies accelerate their growth... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Francine Grant, '87

Francine Grant, '87

Head of Global Innovation Activations, VISA
Francine Grant received her bachelor of science in Industrial Engineering from Penn State and her MBA from the Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley. Francine is the Head of Innovation Marketing at Visa where she creates and launches “new ways to pay” proof... Read More →
avatar for Elizabeth King, '79

Elizabeth King, '79

Former VP, Global Human Resources Solutions and Services, Starbucks
Elizabeth M. King is a recently retired vice president of human resources solutions and services for Starbucks Corporation. During her tenure, the company grew from 1.100 to 24,400 coffee shops with locations in four countries to now nearly 75.  This significant growth provided exciting... Read More →
avatar for Nicki Palmer, '90

Nicki Palmer, '90

Senior Vice President/Chief Network Engineering Officer and Head of Wireless Networks, Verizon
Nicola (Nicki) Palmer is senior vice president/chief network engineering officer and head of wireless networks for Verizon, the largest wireless company in the United States. She is responsible for operations, engineering and continuous enhancements of the nation's largest and most... Read More →


Wednesday April 3, 2019 6:00pm - 7:30pm
110 Business Building
  • LIVESTREAM Yes

6:00pm

Ag Springboard Competition: Awards Banquet (by invitation only)
Finalists in the Ag Springboard Competition will join faculty for the announcement and celebration of winning teams. Please note that this event is by invitation only.

Visit the Ag Springboard Competition website to learn more.

Moderators
avatar for Mark Gagnon, '97g, '04g

Mark Gagnon, '97g, '04g

Harbaugh Entrepreneur and Innovation Faculty Scholar, Penn State, College of Agricultural Sciences
Mark Gagnon is the Harbaugh Entrepreneurship Scholar and Entrepreneurship Coordinator for the College of Agricultural Sciences at Penn State. Mark is a former entrepreneur and business development executive in forest products and building materials. He has been involved in two green... Read More →

Wednesday April 3, 2019 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Atherton Hotel
  • LIVESTREAM No

6:30pm

Meetup: Straight Talk from Startups (Penn State Berks)
Register at Meetup.com/LaunchBox

Speakers
avatar for Petros Pappalas

Petros Pappalas

CEO and Founder, World Brand LLC
Petros started World Brand with partner Shanna Henry in 2018 after seeing the devastation that plastic waste causes on the planet. They market a dye-free, biodegradable paper straw that is good for the environment and superior to current paper straws. He is also the owner/operator... Read More →


Wednesday April 3, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Berks LaunchBox at the GoggleWorks Center for the Arts 201 Washington St., Suite 105, Reading, PA 19601
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7:30pm

Keynote Panel Reception and Networking
Join us after Wednesday's "Innovation Happens Everywhere" panel to meet the panelists and connect with other thought leaders through conversation and networking, sponsored by Corning. Light hors d'oeuvres will be provided.

Speakers
avatar for Nicki Palmer, '90

Nicki Palmer, '90

Senior Vice President/Chief Network Engineering Officer and Head of Wireless Networks, Verizon
Nicola (Nicki) Palmer is senior vice president/chief network engineering officer and head of wireless networks for Verizon, the largest wireless company in the United States. She is responsible for operations, engineering and continuous enhancements of the nation's largest and most... Read More →
avatar for Elizabeth King, '79

Elizabeth King, '79

Former VP, Global Human Resources Solutions and Services, Starbucks
Elizabeth M. King is a recently retired vice president of human resources solutions and services for Starbucks Corporation. During her tenure, the company grew from 1.100 to 24,400 coffee shops with locations in four countries to now nearly 75.  This significant growth provided exciting... Read More →
avatar for Francine Grant, '87

Francine Grant, '87

Head of Global Innovation Activations, VISA
Francine Grant received her bachelor of science in Industrial Engineering from Penn State and her MBA from the Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley. Francine is the Head of Innovation Marketing at Visa where she creates and launches “new ways to pay” proof... Read More →
avatar for Bryan Pearce

Bryan Pearce

Global Entrepreneurship & Start-ups Leader, EY
Bryan is the EY Global Entrepreneurship & Start-ups Leader, responsible for growing EY Entrepreneur Of The Year®, a globally prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs. Bryan also develops and drives other global initiatives to help startup companies accelerate their growth... Read More →


Wednesday April 3, 2019 7:30pm - 8:00pm
Saxbys, Business Building
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8:00pm

3-Day Sustainability Mini-Challenge: Final Pitches
The 3-Day Sustainability Mini-Challenge is designed to expose entrepreneurially minded students and University community members to the Design Thinking process to help them generate a solution to an identified problem related to sustainability at Penn State using human-centered design principles. All participants will work through a 3-day process focused on defining, ideating, prototyping, and presenting a solution to a given problem. No registration required.

Teams will present their solutions and next steps to a panel of judges, with members of the top three teams earning various prizes:
  • 1st place: Bose Soundlink Mini II
  • 2nd place: FijifilmInsta Mini 9 Instant Camera
  • 3rd place: Echo Dot Smart speaker
Individuals who participate in all three nights of the challenge will earn an IBM Enterprise Design Thinking Practitioner Badge.


Moderators
avatar for Anne Doris

Anne Doris

Assistant Teaching Professor, Penn State Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications
A proven executive in the private sector (most recently with Sodexo USA as a regional vice president in the company's healthcare division), Anne Doris brings valuable experience and perspectives to Penn State. Those are important as the Department of Telecommunications and the College... Read More →
avatar for Lee Erickson, '13g

Lee Erickson, '13g

Chief Amplifier, Happy Valley LaunchBox
Lee’s role at LaunchBox is to help startup de-risk and grow their businesses. She runs the educational programs, connects startup founders to outside resources, and provides guidance on a variety of startup challenges—customer discovery, testing assumptions, building minimum viable... Read More →
avatar for Tim Kerchinski, '96g

Tim Kerchinski, '96g

Innovation Team Lead, PennTAP
Tim has had an 18-year career in Environmental Project Engineering and a 20-year career in higher education at PennState. His current role at PennState allows him to work with corporate clients; bringing engineering design and economic development resources to their business challenges... Read More →
avatar for David Norloff, '91

David Norloff, '91

Assistant Teaching Professor, Penn State Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications
David Norloff is a wireless industry veteran who joined the Department of Telecommunications in 2014 after a 20-year career leading technology and wireless initiatives.  His diverse corporate experience includes leadership positions in management consulting, product strategy, and... Read More →
avatar for Karen Page Winterich

Karen Page Winterich

Professor of Marketing and Smeal Research Fellow, Penn State Smeal College of Business
Karen conducts research in the area of consumer behavior, with much of her work examining how consumers’ social identities influence charitable giving as well as (im)moral and sustainable behavior. Her research is published in Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Marketing Research... Read More →

Wednesday April 3, 2019 8:00pm - 10:00pm
110 Business Building
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Thursday, April 4
 

9:05am

Luke Simonetti - Deputy Global and North America Security Practice Lead, Gartner
Please note: This presentation will be held during a regularly scheduled class. It is open to the general public, but seating will be limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis to individuals not enrolled in the class.

Speakers
avatar for Luke Simonetti, '07

Luke Simonetti, '07

Deputy Global and North America Security Practice Lead, Gartner
Luke Simonetti is a 2007 graduate of the College of IST at Penn State, and he currently works at Gartner, Inc. where he leads the Global Security and Risk Management Consulting practice for the North America commercial industry segment. Luke is an experienced security expert, with... Read More →


Thursday April 4, 2019 9:05am - 10:20am
267 Willard Building
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11:30am

Lunch with Entrepreneur Peter Sobotta (Penn State Harrisburg)
Please register at petersobotta.eventbrite.com.

Join us for a lunchtime talk with technology entrepreneur and reverse logistics specialist Peter Sobotta, Co-Founder and CEO of ReturnLogic in Carlisle, PA. The event is free and open to the public. Lunch will be served and door prizes will be awarded!

Sponsored by the Entrepreneurship Club at Penn State Harrisburg. Funded by the Penn State Harrisburg Student Activity Fund.

Speakers
avatar for Peter Sobotta

Peter Sobotta

Co-Founder and CEO, ReturnLogic
Peter Sobotta is the co-founder and CEO of ReturnLogic, a Software as a Service analytics company that helps retailers optimize their product returns strategy.Before starting ReturnLogic, Peter served 10 years in the U.S. Navy as a Supply Corps Officer providing logistics and operational... Read More →


Thursday April 4, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
E134 Olmstead Building (Penn State Harrisburg)
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12:05pm

"Spark Session: Drones...Data...Decisions, oh my!" (Penn State New Kensington)
Please register at https://goo.gl/forms/NrCbfASDoIgLtIg43.

Eye-bot Aerial Solutions is a full-service UAV (drone) service provider focusing on providing clients with infrastructure inspection, monitoring, aerial surveying and 3D modeling. The startup company, based in the Alle-Kiski Valley region of Western Pennsylvania, works with several industries including industrial manufacturing, oil and gass, telecommunication, infrastructure, construction, insurance and utilities. Eye-bot was the recipient of the 2018 Year in Infrastructure Special Recognition Award from Bentley Systems, Incorporated for its work with Shell Chemical Appalachia LLC.


Speakers
avatar for Jacob Summerill, '16

Jacob Summerill, '16

CTO, Eye-bot Aerial Solutions
Eye-bot Aerial Solutions is a full-service UAV (drone) service provider focusing on providing clients with infrastructure inspection, monitoring, aerial surveying and 3D modeling. The startup company, based in the Alle-Kiski Valley region of Western Pennsylvania, works with several... Read More →
avatar for Jake Lydick

Jake Lydick

President, Eye-bot Aerial Solutions
avatar for Jim Yanosick

Jim Yanosick

Business Development Manager, Eye-bot Aerial Solutions


Thursday April 4, 2019 12:05pm - 1:20pm
Athletic Center (Penn State New Kensington)
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3:05pm

"Business Planning Resources" (Penn State Altoona)
Speakers
avatar for Lori Lysiak

Lori Lysiak

Reference and Instruction Librarian, Penn State Altoona, Eiche Library


Thursday April 4, 2019 3:05pm - 4:20pm
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4:00pm

"Media and Maker Commons: Tours of 3D Printing and A/V Facilities"
Tours depart at 4:00, 4:20, and 4:40 p.m. and will last approximately 20 minutes.

Are you preparing for a student pitch competition? Developing a vlog? Building a prototype? Then the Media Commons and the Maker Commons in the Library are for you! They provide the spaces, technology, and expertise for student entrepreneurs to create 3D printed objects, record presentations, and edit multimedia projects. Come tour the One Button Studio, the Invention Studio, and learn about the media and maker technologies freely available to student entrepreneurs. Tours meet at the Media Commons Service Desk in Pattee Library.

Thursday April 4, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Media Commons, Pattee Library
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4:35pm

"Moichor: The Story of How a Science-Inspired Idea Became a Student Startup"
After living together in a special living option known as BIOME, Penn State students Steve Flanagan and Matt Chen were approached by Shevy Karbasi with an idea to make complete blood count testing more practical. With this, Moichor was founded with the help of Happy Valley Launchbox, Summer Founders Program, and Startup School by Y Combinator. Moichor aims to alleviate the problems that chemotherapy patients face by allowing complete blood counts to be done on a smartphone. Moichor is able to monitor white blood cell counts from home, cut costly lab subscription fees for small clinics, and streamline collected data to pharmaceutical companies. 

Speakers
avatar for Shevy Karbasi, '19

Shevy Karbasi, '19

Co-Founder, Business Development, Moichor
Shevy leads business development at Moichor. He works with current partners and looks for new potential partners.
avatar for Matt Chen, '19

Matt Chen, '19

Co-Founder, Research and Development, Moichor
Matthew handles the research and development of Moichor. This ranges from wet lab techniques to hardware development. Matthew has gained expertise through experience and advisors. All of Moichor’s hardware and research development is handled in-house.
avatar for Steve Flanagan, '19

Steve Flanagan, '19

Co-Founder, User Research and Testing, Moichor
Steve handles user research and testing, as well as application/product/website design at Moichor. Through over 200 user tests, hundreds of one-on-one interviews, 12 iterations of the application, and countless amounts of surveys, the team has been able to fully understand what patients... Read More →


Thursday April 4, 2019 4:35pm - 5:00pm
105 Wartik Laboratory
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4:35pm

**LIVESTREAM** Andrew Weinert - Staff Research Associate, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Watch a livestream of this event.

Please note: This presentation will be held during a regularly scheduled class. It is open to the general public, but seating will be limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Weinert, '09

Andrew Weinert, '09

Staff Research Associate, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Andrew Weinert is a member of the Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Systems Group in the Homeland Protection and Air Traffic Control Division at MIT Lincoln Laboratory. Mr. Weinert joined the Laboratory in 2009, focusing on drone airspace integration and public safety information... Read More →


Thursday April 4, 2019 4:35pm - 5:50pm
E208 Westgate Building
  • LIVESTREAM Yes

5:00pm

LionLaunch Business Plan Competition (Penn State Schuylkill)
Do you have a business idea? Pitch it and win startup money!

This is your time to shine! Send us your business plan, and you could be selected to compete for startup money to help launch or grow your new business! All application materials and application fee must be submitted by March 18 to be considered.

Learn more and apply at www.sl.psu.edu/lionlauch.

Thursday April 4, 2019 5:00pm - 7:30pm
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5:30pm

"Financial Preparation for Startups"
Please register at https://pennstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4IQCvnAuCpi3YLb

How do you financially forecast for a business that does not yet exist? At this session, learn about grants, bank loans, angel investing, and other funding options and how to prepare your business plan and financial statements to secure that funding.

Speakers
avatar for Will Hooten, '16

Will Hooten, '16

Business Consultant, Penn State Small Business Development Center
Will joined the Penn State Small Business Development Center in 2018 as a business consultant. Will’s consulting efforts are primarily focused on providing free business valuation, financial forecasting, and confidential one-on-one consulting to current and prospective small business... Read More →


Thursday April 4, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm
103 Paterno Library (Mann Assembly Room)
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6:00pm

Student Recognition and Networking Reception - By Invitation Only (Presented by Lockheed Martin)
Students, speakers, and mentors will join in a capstone celebration of innovation on the University Park campus, sponsored by Lockheed Martin.  From 6-7 p.m., student teams who competed in various innovation challenges will show off their work in a "Gallery of Innovators." From 7-8 p.m., Penn State President Eric Barron will share remarks about the University's commitment to entrepreneurship and recognize student teams, while guests will have the opportunity to network with thought-leaders and innovators.

Thursday April 4, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Pegula Ice Arena
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7:00pm

"Financial Analysis to Grow Your Business"
Please register at https://pennstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6DKVuDQYuKjiCQR.

Financial analysis offers solutions to guide your business through its growing pains. Whether your business is hurting or ready to expand, this session will provide tools for testing financial health, asking the right questions, and addressing growth from the financial perspective.

Speakers
avatar for Will Hooten, '16

Will Hooten, '16

Business Consultant, Penn State Small Business Development Center
Will joined the Penn State Small Business Development Center in 2018 as a business consultant. Will’s consulting efforts are primarily focused on providing free business valuation, financial forecasting, and confidential one-on-one consulting to current and prospective small business... Read More →


Thursday April 4, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm
103 Paterno Library (Mann Assembly Room)
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Friday, April 5
 

10:10am

**LIVESTREAM** Red Lion, LLC - Scott Lyons (Co-Founder and CEO) and Joshua Marpet (COO)
Watch a livestream of this event.

Please note: This presentation will be held during a regularly scheduled class. It is open to the general public, but seating will be limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis to individuals not enrolled in the class.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Lyons, '05

Scott Lyons, '05

Co-Founder and CEO, Red Lion, LLC
avatar for Joshua Marpet

Joshua Marpet

Co-Founder COO, Red Lion, LLC
Joshua Marpet is an accomplished speaker, long time information and physical security practitioner, as well as a start up CEO and serial entrepreneur.He has presented on topics ranging from Facial Recognition to National Security, to audiences from government agencies, law enforcement... Read More →


Friday April 5, 2019 10:10am - 11:00am
E201 Westgate Building
  • LIVESTREAM Yes

11:15am

Steven Schneider - CEO, Kramer Industries, Inc.
Moderators
avatar for Beth Johnson, '13g

Beth Johnson, '13g

Technology Licensing Officer, Penn State, Eberly College of Science
Beth Johnson holds a B.S. in Biology and Ph.D. in Entomology, and has research expertise in the fields of chemical ecology, microbiology, and plant biology. She draws upon her background in academia and direct experience in generating intellectual property to support researchers in... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Steven Schneider, '90

Steven Schneider, '90

CEO, Kramer Industries, Inc.
Steven Schneider is the CEO of Kramer Industries, Inc. Kramer sells equipment and supplies to companies and individuals the need to change the finish on any type of metal, plastic, or wood part or modify almost any type of surface. Kramer was founded in 1911 and re-started and built... Read More →


Friday April 5, 2019 11:15am - 12:05pm
160 Willard Building
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12:20pm

"From Problem to Promise – A Journey of Turning Advances in the Laboratory into a Business"
Moderators
avatar for Beth Johnson, '13g

Beth Johnson, '13g

Technology Licensing Officer, Penn State, Eberly College of Science
Beth Johnson holds a B.S. in Biology and Ph.D. in Entomology, and has research expertise in the fields of chemical ecology, microbiology, and plant biology. She draws upon her background in academia and direct experience in generating intellectual property to support researchers in... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for John Asbury

John Asbury

Co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer, Magnitude Instruments LLC
John Asbury is an associate professor in the Chemistry department at the Pennsylvania State University and co-founder and chief scientific officer of Magnitude Instruments LLC (formerly NanoSpec Instruments LLC). NanoSpec got its start because John proposed experiments to the U.S... Read More →


Friday April 5, 2019 12:20pm - 1:10pm
117 Osmond Laboratory
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3:00pm

"Women Executive Knowledge Series - Ready, Set, Innovate!"
Please register at https://tinyurl.com/WEKS2019

Speakers
avatar for Amy Ericson, '87

Amy Ericson, '87

Senior Vice President, Packaging Coatings, PPG
Amy R. Ericson serves as Senior Vice President of Packaging Coatings at PPG Industries, Incorporated since July 16, 2018. She served as President of SUEZ Chemical Monitoring and Solutions from 2017 until 2018. She served as President of General Electric Water Services Company from... Read More →


Friday April 5, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library
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7:00pm

“I CAN Sideline Pancreatic Cancer” Symposium (Penn State Altoona)
Penn State Altoona will host the Griffith Family Foundation “I CAN Sideline Pancreatic Cancer” symposium and forum Friday, April 5, 2019. The event will take place at 7 p.m. in the Penn State Altoona Devorris Downtown Center, 1431 Twelfth Avenue, Altoona.

The symposium panel includes: Dr. A. James Moser, professor of surgery, Harvard University; Dr. Ralph D. McKibbin, gastroenterology specialist, Altoona; Jack Andraka, scientist and cancer researcher; Maureen Shul, founder/CEO of Wings of Hope for Pancreatic Cancer Research, Castle Rock, Colorado; Dr. James Adair, professor of materials, science, and engineering, Penn State; Dr. Michael Lotze, professor of surgery, immunology, and bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh; Dr. Randall Brand, professor of medicine, University of Pittsburgh; Dr. Shyman Thakkar, director of developmental endoscopy at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh; Dr.’s Steven Baker, Ivan Mulligan, and Stephen LoRusso, directors of Saint Francis University Center for Rural Cancer Survivorship; Dr. Brian Boone, assistant professor of surgical oncology at West Virginia University; Dr. Matt Moyer, staff physician at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center; Rhonda Hatfield, founder/director of the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation; and Cindy Callahan, market access director for Immunovia, Inc.

Panel members will each have five minutes to discuss the impact their research or work has had on pancreatic cancer. A question and answer session will follow. Erin Willet, finalist of The Voice and Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Ambassador of Hope, will close the evening with two songs.

Tickets for the event are $30 and free for Penn State Altoona students. Purchase tickets and learn more about event and the Griffith Family foundation at www.griffithfamilyfoundation.org.


Friday April 5, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Penn State Altoona Devorris Downtown Center