Penn State Altoona to host Startup Week occasions March 22-26

ALTOONA, Pa. — Penn State Altoona will maintain a number of occasions for Startup Week, March 22 to 26.

A College-wide occasion, Startup Week takes place every spring and brings main minds in entrepreneurship and innovation to Penn State campuses throughout the commonwealth. The week options entrepreneurial workshops, networking occasions, pupil pitch competitions, and displays from startup founders and company innovators, together with many Penn State alumni. Startup Week conjures up college students to transcend what is predicted of them and increase their minds to assume extra broadly in no matter profession path they select.

A schedule of Startup Week occasions on the College Park campus is obtainable on the Startup Week website.

Monday, March 22

Penn State Startup Trivia (open to college students enrolled at Penn State Altoona)

7:30 to eight:15 p.m. on Zoom

Kick off Penn State Startup week with just a little vigorous competitors. Find out about superior startups and progressive concepts developed by Penn State Alumni. This digital trivia sport will encourage you, and also you may even win prizes!

Registration is required and is obtainable on-line.

Tuesday, March 23

Kines Konnections, Exploring Kinesiology Profession Paths (open to Penn State Altoona kinesiology college students)

6 to 7 p.m. on Zoom

Hear from a panel of execs who will share their profession expertise, job outlook, and reply questions.

  • Melinda Krimmel, teacher, kinesiology, Penn State Altoona
  • Thomas Marra, director of cardiology/cardio-pulmonary rehabilitation, UPMC Altoona
  • Dylan Bryan, 2017 alumnus and proprietor of WBO Well being & Health

Registration is required and is obtainable on-line.

Wednesday, March 24

Entrepreneur in Residence (open to Penn State Altoona college students enrolled within the entrepreneurship focus or entrepreneurship minor)

From midday to 4:05 p.m.

The Entrepreneurship in Residence program offers college students with alternatives to increase their community and get instant suggestions on their ventures or entrepreneurial profession objectives and aspirations.

Don Cella, 2013 alumnus and proprietor, Limelight Tile & Ceramics will discuss one-on-one with college students about his skilled journey, reply questions, and provide ideas. Cella graduated from Penn State Altoona with a twin main in advertising and marketing/administration and entrepreneurship. He’s additionally a Sheetz Fellow alumnus.

College students should schedule an appointment.

Thursday, March 25

What’s an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem? (open to all Penn State college students)

4:45 to five:45 p.m. on Zoom

An ecosystem is outlined as a posh community or interconnected system. This panel dialogue will make clear our native entrepreneurial ecosystem and provide recommendations on on the right way to get linked now or sooner or later! Panelists embrace the Startup Alleghenies Entrepreneur Coaches who symbolize the six-county southern Alleghenies area.

  • Matt Fox, 1995 alumnus, entrepreneur coach – Blair County, Altoona Blair County Financial Improvement Company
  • Blake Fleegle, entrepreneurial coach – Cambria County, JARI
  • Christa McGeary, 2013 alumna, entrepreneur coach – Huntingdon County, Sheetz Fellow
  • Matt Reckner, entrepreneurship coach, Somerset County

Registration is required and is obtainable on-line.

Thursday, March 25

Present & Inform: The UnisBrands Story (open to all Penn State college students)

5 to six p.m. on Zoom

Nicholas Unis, 2020 alumnus, was an 18-year-old first-year pupil at Penn State Altoona when he began his personal enterprise. After a number of iterations and an enormous quantity of unwavering perseverance, Unis is now the CEO of UnisBrands, LLC, a customized sustainable sneaker producer. Sharing details about his entrepreneurial journey, he’ll clarify how his firm is “Turning Plastic Waste right into a Wearable Assertion”.

Registration is required and is obtainable on-line.

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