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Fifth day of Startup Week themed ‘explore PA entrepreneurship’

University Park, PA – In its seventh year, Penn State Startup Week powered by PNC will now feature uniquely themed days with featured speakers, interactive events, and late-night activities throughout the week. The fifth day of Startup Week, Friday, March 24, is themed Explore PA Entrepreneurship, with the following highlights: 

Featured events: 

PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship Field Trip, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm: Join 2023 Penn State Startup Week on a trip to the Pennsylvania Wilds! Hosted by the PA Wild Center for Entrepreneurship, students will learn about natural resource-based entrepreneurship. This is a free trip, and lunch is provided.  

Penn State Student Entrepreneurs Marketplace, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm: Stop by 3 Dots in Downtown State College to check out products and services offered by Penn State student entrepreneurs! 

The First Steps to Small Business Success, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm: If you’re interested in entrepreneurship or are thinking about starting a business, attend this seminar to get an overview of what it takes to run and start a business. 

Building Backwards to Biotech: The Power of Entrepreneurship to Drive Cutting-Edge Science to Market, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm: Join CEO of BioVenture Advising LLC as she shares her career path from scientist to biotech cofounder, as well as methods you need to understand to start your own start-up or understand the exciting emerging industry of biotech. 

In addition, the Brazilian Munchies food truck will be parked at the back of the Eric J. Barron Innovation Hub from 11:30 am – 2:30 pm each day of Startup Week.   

Be sure to view the full Startup Week schedule and register ahead of time for the events you’d like to attend.  

About Penn State Startup Week powered by PNC 

An integral part of the broader Invent Penn State initiative, Startup Week powered by PNC is a University-wide event that connects students with innovative alumni and pioneers who are achieving success in a variety of industries and disciplines. Throughout the week, students discover, explore, experience and celebrate entrepreneurship. 

For more information on Startup Week, including a full schedule of events, visit Participants can engage with and follow Startup Week on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.