Global Entrepreneurship Week at Penn State


The annual celebration goes virtual, Nov. 16-20

Happy Valley entrepreneurs, Penn State affiliates and students alike come together Nov. 16-20, for Global Entrepreneurship Week. Part of a week-long international initiative, the special event hosted by the Penn State Small Business Development Center focuses on 2020 themes of education, ecosystem, inclusion and policy, and encompasses seminars and panels all throughout the month of November.

Are you an entrepreneur interested in participating? Here are just a few of the can’t-miss events from the week and beyond.

Easy Steps to Protect Your Intellectual Property

For any tech or industry manufacturer, proper IP protection is crucial. This session hosted by John Meier, head of STEM Libraries at Penn State University Park, Lori Lysiak, reference and instruction librarian, Penn State Altoona, and Parker Hudson, third-year law student, covers the free resources that the Penn State Law Intellectual Property Clinic provides to every innovator interested in patents, trademarks, trade secrets and copyrights.

Register for this Monday, Nov. 16, 3:30-4:30 p.m., event, here.

Small Business Resilience: Thriving Through Change

Business owners are facing new challenges in 2020, and need to be flexible and adaptive to survive. This panel highlights how Happy Valley businesses are successfully pivoting during this unprecedented year.

Register for this Tuesday, Nov. 17, 9-10 a.m., event, here.

Cultivating Entrepreneurialism through Global Partnerships

It’s easy to see how global partnerships impact some of Happy Valley’s biggest industry changemakers. How do global initiatives further unlock entrepreneurial potential across groups with diverse backgrounds? This event, presented in partnership with the Penn State Alumni Association, will teach attendees how to cultivate entrepreneurial cultures of their own on a global scale.

Register for this Tuesday, Nov. 17, 12-1 p.m., event, here.

Nonprofits, AI and the Greater Good

The Nittany AI Alliance engages an expert panel on the current challenges facing nonprofits and how AI technology can address those challenges.

Register for this Friday, Nov. 13, 4-6:30 p.m., event, here.

Find the full lineup of Global Entrepreneurship Week at Penn State events, here.

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