ALTOONA, Pa. —Penn State Altoona will be hosting several activities and events as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week from November 2 and November 8-12.

Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) is the annual celebration of Penn State’s commitment to innovation throughout the year. It brings together students, faculty, staff and community members to promote entrepreneurship and cultivate student startups. Each November, GEW aims to inspire people around the world through local, national and global events to help them explore their potential as innovators and self-taught. Workshops, presentations and networking can help participants get started.

Events include:

– The five best out of twenty-five speaker series: “Five tips for creating your professional network”with Mary Ann Amato, Director of Development and Alumni Relations at Penn State Altoona. Tuesday, November 2, from 12:05 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. in room 201 of the Sheetz Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence or via Zoom. Open to all students and members of the community.

Entrepreneur in Residencewith Amy Mearkle, Director of Marketing and Advertising, DelGrosso’s Amusement Park and Marianna’s Fundraisers. Monday, November 8, from noon to 4:05 p.m. at the Sheetz Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence. Students will have the opportunity to expand their network and get immediate feedback on their projects or entrepreneurial career goals and aspirations. Thanks to advanced online registration, students schedule a one-on-one meeting with invited entrepreneurs from various fields and backgrounds. Open to Penn State Altoona students with an ENTR minor or an ENTR option in Business.

Toona tank topMonday November 8 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Slep Student Center in via Zoom. Toona Tank is a game show style parody of the hit ABC show, “Shark Tank”. In Toona Reservoir, students from Penn State Altoona will compete to sell a random, wacky idea or product to win prizes. Competitor participation is open to students of Penn State Altoona. Participation in viewing and voting is open to all students and community members.

Top five of twenty-five speaker series: “The Elevator Isn’t Empty – Best Practices for Developing Your Elevator Height” with José Otero, Innovation Coach / Portfolio Manager, Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central and Northern PA. Tuesday November 9 from 12 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. in room 201 of the Sheetz Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence or via Zoom. Open to all students and members of the community.

Panel of student entrepreneursTuesday November 9 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in room 201 of the Sheetz Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence or via Zoom. Penn State Altoona students will share their stories, motivations, failures, and successes in starting their own businesses. The event will end with a question-and-answer session to motivate other young entrepreneurs to pursue their dreams. Open to all students and members of the community.

Entrepreneur in Residencewith Kelley Lynch, President of the Penn State Alumni Association. Wednesday, November 10, 1 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. at the Sheetz Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence. Students will have the opportunity to expand their network and get immediate feedback on their projects or entrepreneurial career goals and aspirations. With advanced online registration, students schedule a one-on-one appointment with visiting entrepreneurs from various fields and backgrounds. Open to Penn State Altoona students with an ENTR minor or an ENTR option in Business.

Finance 101 for startupsThursday November 9 from 4:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. in room 201 of the Sheetz Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence or via Zoom. Get the financial information you need to start and maintain your business. Panelists will discuss important financial documents, loan programs, venture capital and angel investors, and the importance of personal credit. Open to all students and members of the community.

Accelerated networking towards student successWednesday November 10 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in room 201 of the Sheetz Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence. Join other students in a stress-free networking event with seasoned professionals from our community. It is a networking opportunity; gain insight, perspective and advice; hone your communication skills for the real world; and seek relationships that can lead to an internship or employment. Registration is available online. Open to students of Penn State Altoona.

Entrepreneur in Residencewith Cathy Griffith, President, Griffith Family Foundation / SidelineCancer. Friday, November 12 from 8 a.m. to 12:05 p.m. at the Sheetz Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence. Students will have the opportunity to expand their network and get immediate feedback on their projects or entrepreneurial career goals and aspirations. Through advanced online registration, students schedule a one-on-one meeting with guest entrepreneurs from various fields and backgrounds. Open to Penn State Altoona students with an ENTR minor or an ENTR option in Business.

Pechter Business Plan Competition Registration DeadlineFriday 19 November. The Pechter Business Plan competition is an opportunity for Penn State Altoona students to stand out from other students and turn great ideas into great businesses. Students compete for cash prizes including $ 5,000 for first place, $ 2,500 for second place and $ 1,000 for third place. Registration is available online. Open to students of Penn State Altoona.


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