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Global Entrepreneurship Week 2018

Join Penn State New Kensington at The Corner innovation hub for free workshops, presentations, keynote addresses and more!

Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) Penn State celebrates relationships between members of the University and the local entrepreneurial communities. Join Penn State New Kensington and our innovation hub, The Corner, for events including presentations, keynote addresses, workshops, and networking opportunities geared specifically to entrepreneurs, local startups, innovators, students and anyone interested in thinking outside the box. 

2018 GEW Events at Penn State New Kensington:

Understanding Financial Statements

Thursday, November 8, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. - Noon

What are the numbers telling you? Financial reports are vital to all business operations. Understanding how to apply them is absolutely essential to profitability. QuickBooks®, Peachtree, Sage and other sophisticated computerized accounting software are capable of generating mountains of data. Join the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) to learn how to critically analyze this data to determine your business’s solvency, risk and operating performance. Enhance your management decision-making skills and improve your bottom line by finally understanding those complicated financial reports. 

Fee: $45/person

To register or get additional information, call 724-537-4572 or email [email protected].

Afternoon Coffee Talk

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 | 2:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Enjoy complimentary coffee and meet Rhonda Schuldt, Penn State New Kensington’s Innovation Coordinator at The Corner. Rhonda, who has weekly office hours at The Corner, is here to help small businesses, entrepreneurs and community members with help in connecting free resources and programs. 


4 Bs: Becoming Better Business Builders

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 | 6 - 7:30 p.m.

Use a wide variety of business skills to compete against other teams to accomplish a task. This event will help the  participants improve many of their skills such as marketing, networking, problem solving, and many more to show the participants practical situations to use these skills. Then the event will wrap with a panel discussion on how those skills are crucial to become successful entrepreneurs or innovators.


A.M. Innovation Cafe with Pittsburgh Entrepreneur, Mark Sotomayor

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 | 9:00 a.m.

Grab a cup of complimentary coffee and meet regional entrepreneur, Mark Sotomayor. Mark, a junior at Grove City College, founded Té Amo, a locally-sourced, organic tea company, which also uses some of its profits to plant trees in Haiti. As an entrepreneurship major and someone who loves creating products, he is fascinated by the industry and enterprise potential that the world contains. Learn about Mark’s entrepreneurial journey, what he has learned and lessons for everyone looking to start their own journey of innovation.


Innovation at Dairy Queen: The Secrets Behind the Blizzard

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 | 6 - 7:30 p.m.

Learn how the ice cream company includes innovation in its operations and marketing efforts.


Lessons Learned: Business & Startup Advice from the Experts

Thursday, November 15, 2018 | 1 - 2 p.m.

Join Pittsburgh’s Innovation Works for this interactive presentation and Q&A session, especially if you’re thinking about starting or running your own business. They’ll be providing advice and tips so that you can be prepared and learn about resources at The Corner and within the region.