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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 • 2:45pm - 4:00pm
UP--Perspectives: Penn State Students and Alumni Shakeup Their Startups: Shaking Out the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

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Want to hear from other current Penn State students and alumni? Interested in cars? What about apps? Maybe yoga? Or how about music/entertainment? Then come connect with other Penn State students and alumni to hear their incredibly inspiring stories. Hear it from an extremely diverse group! Listen to their stories — from cars to yoga to apps to hearing about the music industry. 

WAIT! Not interested in entrepreneurship or startups? Fine. But I promise you will be missing out on connecting with these exceptional peers of yours. You may even recognize a few of them!


Moderators
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Vera Anderson

Strategic Intervention Coach and Business Growth Consultant
Vera Anderson's formative years were shaped by a multidimensional upbringing in Moscow, Russia, as perestroika brought sweeping changes to her homeland. As the granddaughter of a diplomat and the daughter of an Olympic coach, her upbringing had elements of privilege, but at the same... Read More →
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Taylor Salak

PSECU GEW Endowed Intern
Taylor Salak is an intern helping the Small Business Development Center with the Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) at Penn State. She received the Pennsylvania State Employees Credit Union (PSECU) Endowed Internship. She is a Marketing student pursuing a minor in Entrepreneurship... Read More →

Speakers
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Mike Black

Co-founder, ParkingBee
Mike Black is co-founder ParkingBee, a community of students, locals, and neighbors. ParkingBee helps people earn extra money by connecting people with spare space to those in need of parking.
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Anna Gokieli

Owner and Meditation Coach, Tru Meditation and Yoga
Anna Gokieli specializes in private, one-on-one meditation and energy healing sessions that allow one to reach deep states of relaxation and clarity of mind. In these deep states of peace, one is able to witness calmly their restless mind and expose the nature of their thinking and... Read More →
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Olivia Jones

Olivia Jones is a senior at Penn State studying integrative arts with a focus in music technology and entrepreneurship. She is looking to pursue a career as an artist in the music industry. Olivia has been performing every weekend at Café 210 for the last four years. She also had... Read More →
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Laura Kerns

Owner, Laureate Studio
Laura Kerns is a sophomore at Penn State, intending to major in marketing. She started her own business, Laureate Studio, in the spring of 2015 when she decided to pursue her passion for design and sewing. She started selling cosmetic bags that summer and soon discovered her niche... Read More →
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Ethan Wendle

Co-founder, DiamondBack Automotive Accessories, Inc
Ethan Wendle currently lives in State College, Pennsylvania, with his wife, Kristen, and two daughters Everley and Anthem. Ethan co-founded DiamondBack Automotive Accessories, Inc. in May 2003, while in college at Penn State. He has been President/CEO since that time and has grown... Read More →


Thursday November 17, 2016 2:45pm - 4:00pm EST
Happy Valley LaunchBox 224 S Allen St, State College, PA 16801
  UP- Start-Up Shake-Up, Panel