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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 • 12:05pm - 1:15pm
Berks--How to Fight Through Early Start-up Struggles

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Tim Hillert, CEO and Founder of BenXchange, will discuss the struggles that new businesses face with Penn State Berks students enrolled in Management 215. Hillert founded BenXchange in 2013. The software company provides a user-friendly, fully automated interface that allows the subscribers to search for a variety of insurance; 401k and other retirement plans; and various other human resource products and services. Hillert earned a B.S. in business from Penn State Berks and his MBA from the Penn State Smeal College of Business. This presentation will be hosted by Dr. Abdullah Konak, Professor of Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State Berks.

Restricted to enrolled students in MGMT 215. 


Timothy Hillert

CEO, BenXchange

Thursday November 17, 2016 12:05pm - 1:15pm EST
G 245 Penn State Berks
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