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December 01 2021

Third episode of 'Dare to Disrupt' features alum, brand consultant Jess Weiner

In the third episode of the “Dare to Disrupt” podcast, alumnus Ryan Newman interviews Jess Weiner, a 1995 College of Arts and Architecture graduate. She describes how she got into social justice while at Penn State and how she uses her theater training from Penn State to succeed with her clients at her brand consultancy, Talk to Jess. Weiner has been a strategic partner in culture-changing moments such as Dove’s campaign for “Real Beauty” and the evolution of Barbie.  

November 23 2021

Invent Penn State location helps kickstart alumnae’s purposeful startup

Ali Izzo and Holly Masters co-founded Purpose The Therapeutic Subscription Box, LLC as students at Penn State Shenango in June 2018, working out of VenturePointe at the eCenter @ LindenPointe innovation hub.

November 23 2021

Penn State Shenango innovation hub helps kickstart alumnae’s purposeful startup

Ali Izzo and Holly Masters co-founded Purpose The Therapeutic Subscription Box, LLC as students at Penn State Shenango in June 2018, working out of VenturePointe at the eCenter @ LindenPointe innovation hub.

November 18 2021

Penn State Law’s Entrepreneur Assistance Clinic launches outreach program

This fall, the Penn State Law Entrepreneur Assistance Clinic (EAC) launched an Underserved Small Businesses legal services program, which targets entrepreneurs who are generally categorized as socially and economically disadvantaged. The program is an extension of the existing EAC program, adding targeted educational outreach to qualifying entrepreneurs including people of color, women, people with disabilities, veterans, rural residents, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. 

November 17 2021

Penn State ranked among top schools for undergraduate entrepreneurship

Penn State has been ranked as the No. 21 school for undergraduate entrepreneurship studies in the United States by The Princeton Review in its annual ratings of the top schools for entrepreneurship studies. Among schools in the Northeast, Penn State came in at No. 5.

November 16 2021

Entrepreneurs learn, engage, collaborate during GEW Penn State

Global Entrepreneurship Week Penn State, presented by the Penn State Small Business Development Center (SBDC), hosted a total of 52 events across Penn State campus communities from Nov. 8-12.

November 16 2021

Student startup works to pave the future of mental health care

Penn State student startup Apoio is working to pave the future of mental health care with artificial intelligence to help accelerate the patient intake process. College of Engineering student and Apoio founder Divya Rustagi credits Penn State’s entrepreneurial resources with helping her transform her idea into a reality.

November 12 2021

Student entrepreneurs Q&A: Sydney Gibbard and Leo Girlando

Penn State President Eric Barron highlighted student entrepreneurs Sydney Gibbard and Leo Girlando as part of his report to the Board of Trustees on Nov. 12. Gibbard and Girlando offer additional insight into their experience with Invent Penn State, as well as advice for students interested in getting involved in entrepreneurship.

November 12 2021

Barron discusses entrepreneurial network, Invent Penn State for trustees

In a presentation to the Board of Trustees on Nov. 12, Penn State President Eric J. Barron highlighted the impact of Invent Penn State and the University’s statewide economic development and job creation efforts on students and citizens across the commonwealth.

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