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Global Entrepreneurship Week Penn State celebrates the Community of Entrepreneurship. Penn State and the communities surrounding the campuses that are emerging as a vibrant collective of independent thinkers who work together to get important things done. This is the vision of community enabling a better world through collective effort.

At University Park each day has a theme: Go Freelance!, Social Entrepreneurship, Intrapreneurship Innovation, Entrepreneurial Women, Start-Up Shake-Up.  Keynotes are from noon-1:00 (except Wednesday) and master classes follow the keynotes. Perspective Panels, 3-5 experienced entrepreneurs talk about their successes and failures, are held from 3:00-4:00. From 4:30 to 6:30 every day you will find workshops.  New Leaf Initiative  sponsors networking opportunities every day from 6:30-8:00 followed by Flavor Flights, sponsored by the CBICC, every evening from 8:00-9:30.

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Sunday, November 13 • 8:00pm - 9:30pm
UP--Flavor Flight: Quantum Leap from ‘Corporate Go-fer’ to Entrepreneur

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From personal experience, local chef Duke Gastiger of Spats Café and Speakeasy and The All-American Rathskeller fame, will explore the best time to make that quantum leap from “corporate go-fer to entrepreneur,” and how real-life decisions can safely keep you on the highest plateau of the business life cycle.

His wife, Monica, will discuss their motivation, vision, trials, and tribulations of couple’s newest project RE Farm Café. RE Farm Café is a farm-to-fork eatery and registered Living Building Challenge project committed to supporting local agriculture and modeling responsible sourcing for food, energy, and water. Get a sneak peek at the building’s design and programming, and sample food prepared by chef Gastiger.

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Duke Gastiger

Chef and Owner, Spats Cafe
Duke Gastiger's Spats Café and Speakeasy opened in 1987. This Prohibition Era–themed eatery was inspired by Cajun/Creole techniques from Louisiana where there is a fusion of the world's cuisines — Spanish, French, South American, Portuguese, German, and Cuban. Chef Duke and his... Read More →



Sunday November 13, 2016 8:00pm - 9:30pm EST
MorningStar Solar Home at Penn State’s Sustainability Experience Center From the Jordan East Parking lot, cross Porter Road and walk toward the tall wind turbine.
  State College, Flavor Flight |   UP-Go Freelance!, Flavor Flight