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March 22, 2021 | Tom Ballard

Penn State has its own “Startup Week” focused on students across all campuses

Today marks the beginning of “Penn State Startup Week powered by PNC”, albeit in an all virtual mode.

Running through Friday, the fifth annual university-wide week provides Penn State students from all campuses diverse opportunities to explore and fully immerse themselves in entrepreneurship. The event began in 2012 thanks to a $400,000 contribution from a alum of the College of Information Sciences and Technology .

This year’s event includes keynote speakers Natalie Nixon, president of Figure 8 Thinking LLC, as well as successful Penn State entrepreneurial alumni J.T. Marino, Co-Founder of Tuft & Needle; Matt Brezina, Founder and General Partner of Ford Street Ventures; and Hunter Swisher, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Phospholutions.

In addition, “Startup Week” will feature expert panel sessions that highlight successful female founders, the value of the Penn State degree, and avenues for obtaining start-up funding.

Here’s a link to the full schedule.

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