GEWPennState 2016 has ended
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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Amy Frank

The Makery and Mindfully Made Studios
Owner, Founder and Designer
State College, PA

Amy Frank ’97 Com is owner, founder, and designer at both The Makery and Mindfully Made Studios. The Makery, an arts and crafts studio specializing in creative classes, parties and events has made a community of the “creative collective” in the heart of downtown State College. The Makery was voted the Best New Business in State College earlier this month.  Amy’s earlier venture, Mindfully Made Studios, markets its inspirational accessories with a portion of each sale benefiting U.S. foster children find safe and loving homes. Her "Blessing Bands and other inspirational products are sold at over 70 retailers in the US, Canada and online.  She holds a B.A. from Penn State in Advertising and Public Relations with honors from the Schreyer Honors College. Previously, Amy was a self-employed fiber artist and instructor after her time spent at Penn State in fundraising and with Accenture Consulting.