New Kensington innovation hub to host free Startup Week events April 5-7

All events open to community, small businesses, entrepreneurs and students
Exterior signage showing The Corner

Penn State New Kensington's innovation hub, The Corner, will host a number of events during the 2022 Penn State Startup Week powered by PNC.

Credit: Rebecca Dietrich

NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. — Penn State New Kensington's Invent Penn State innovation hub, The Corner, will host a variety of events from April 5 to 7 during Penn State Startup Week powered by PNC. All events are free and open to the public. The Corner is located at 701 Fifth Ave. in downtown New Kensington.

Marketing Basics - April 5, 5:30 p.m.

Join Flashpoint Media to learn about marketing best practices for small businesses. Register for "Marketing Basics" online or email [email protected]

Open Office Hours with Corner Coach Luke Kephart - April 6, 9:30 a.m. to noon

The coach is in! Stop by The Corner to meet with Luke Kephart, entrepreneurship and business coach for The Corner, to discuss business ideas and needs, as well as ask any questions about your startup or entrepreneurship journey! Coffee and light refreshments will be served.

Walk-In Wednesday Tours - April 6, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Learn about The Corner innovation hub and all it has to offer, including: flexible co-working spaces; free programming and workshops; small business and entrepreneurship mentoring; free legal assistance provided by Penn State Law's Entrepreneur Assistance Clinic; access to The Corner's ecosystem of partners for small business and entrepreneurship support; and more. In addition, enjoy baked goods from local New Kensington bakeries.

Small Business Re-boot Co-op Open House with the Corner Launcbox and Bridgeway Capital - April 6, 7 to 9 p.m.

Small-business owners and entrepreneurs in the New Kensington area are invited to an open house and networking event with The Corner and Bridgeway Capital to learn about an upcoming program. The open house will introduce the Small Business Re-boot Co-op program, a new, four-session program presented by The Corner and Bridgeway Capital that begins April 20. The program will cover topics such as business plan development, marketing, loan readiness and accounting. Light refreshments will be provided. Registration for the open house is strongly recommended by emailing [email protected]

Setting up Your Business for Success: Innovation Models - April 7, 5:30 p.m.

Join Steve Leonard, programs manager for the Digital Foundry at New Kensington, as he discusses different models that can be applied to to fit a variety of business scenarios to strengthen success and competitive edge. Register for "Setting up Your Business for Success" online.

Penn State Startup Week powered by PNC is a University-wide event that takes place every spring and brings some of the leading minds in entrepreneurship and innovation to Penn State campuses across the commonwealth. Click here to see a listing of all events, including virtual events