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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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Thursday, November 17 • 8:00am - 9:00am
Berks--The Benefits of Global Entrepreneurship to a Berks County Manufacturer

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Travis Getz, vice president of operations at Reading Bakery Systems, and Rob Wolfe, creator and founder of Launch DM, will be guest speakers. Getz earned a B.S. in electrical engineering from Penn State. He has worked for Reading Bakery Systems, one of the world’s foremost manufacturers of baking and process systems, for the past 15 years. Wolfe is founder of Launch DM, an international creative digital marketing studio that combines the designs of fine artists, with the industry-leading code of developers, to assist companies of all sizes, and from all sectors, tell their stories.

The program will be hosted by Dr. Janelle Larson, associate professor of Agricultural Economics and Division Head for Engineering, Business, and Computing at Penn State Berks. Larson will discuss the $50,000 seed grant Penn State Berks, in partnership with Penn State Health St. Joseph, received as part of the Invent Penn State initiative. This presentation is free and open to the general public.

For more information on these projects or the CEED Center, contact Dr. Sadan Kulturel-Konak at 610-396-6137 or via email at sadan@psu.edu.


Janelle Larson

Associate Professor of Agricultural Economics, Penn State Berks
Janelle Larson is an associate professor of agricultural economics at Penn State Berks. Her research agenda focuses on rural development and economic growth in general, with interest in the role of markets for land, credit, and labor. Her current research activities include the role... Read More →


Travis Getz

Vice President of Operations at Reading Bakery Systems

Rob Wolfe

Creator and Founder of Launch DM

Thursday November 17, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am EST
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