Kutztown University to Host Annual Entrepreneurial Leadership Week

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KUTZTOWN, PA (03/14/2018) Kutztown University will host its annual Entrepreneurial Leadership Week Tuesday, March 27, through Thursday, March 29. The event is sponsored by KU's College of Business in collaboration with the university's Small Business Development Center (SBDC).

The event is a celebration of student innovators who want to change the world, bring a creative new idea to life or launch a new business. It is free and open to the public. Registration is required at the links below unless otherwise noted.

Entrepreneurial Leadership Week Events

Tuesday, March 27

Think like an Entrepreneur
11 a.m.
Academic Forum, Room 200
John Weidenhammer - Keynote Speaker

Think like an Entrepreneur with John Weidenhammer, president of Weidenhammer and Lehigh Valley Business Executive of the Year for 2017. Headquartered in Reading, Pa., his company identifies and integrates new technologies that help companies manage the complexities of digital transformations.

Registration Required - https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/24898

Wednesday, March 28

Entrepreneurial Student Marketplace
10 a.m.
McFarland Student Union, Lobby

The Entrepreneurial Student Marketplace features student's small businesses or service project. This is an opportunity for them to showcase their businesses and sell their products.

No registration required.

Women's Panel and Networking Luncheon
11 a.m.
McFarland Student Union, Room 218

The women from Berks County's Chamber of Commerce will be discussing how to drive toward entrepreneurial success. They will be focused on entrepreneurial success, strategies and tools. The panel will be moderated by Lori Donofrio, director, Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce.

Heather Uczynski, Leading Edge Business Consulting, Leesport
Jennifer Brown-Wegman, Insight Information Solutions, LLC, Fleetwood
Marie Moser, East Pointe Search Group, Oley
Annette Faust, Celebrate Together Event Rentals & Design, Blandon
Diane Klinger, Integrity Services & Solutions, Leesport
Adrean Turner, Turner Coaching, Training and Consulting, LLC, Exeter

Registration Required - https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/24900

Family Business Panel
6 p.m.
Boehm Science Center, Room 145

Participants will discuss success strategies for those running family-owned businesses. The panel will be moderated by Dr. Anne Carroll, dean, KU College of Business.

Michael Fromm, Fromm Electric, Reading
Chris Pruitt, East Penn Manufacturing, Lyons
Michael McCarthy, Marathon Capital Advisors, Wyomissing
Harry Ciavarella, M&T Bank, Reading
Missy Wilson, Setter Ridge Winery, Kutztown

Registration Required - https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/24901

Thursday, March 29

Student Entrepreneur Panel
11 a.m.
Academic Forum, Room 200

Undergraduate students and alumni of the KU College of Business share their success stories.

No registration required.

First Steps to Starting a Business
3 p.m.
McFarland Student Union, Room 250

Facilitated by Dr. Ernie Post, executive director, Kutztown University's Small Business Development Center, attendees will learn how to build unique lifestyle requirements involved in owning a business, how to assess the feasibility of their business idea, learn the differences between business organization structures, how to develop a business plan and how to obtain financing and the necessary applications and licenses needed to start their company.

Registration Required - https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/24889

Social Media & Ecommerce Workshop
6 p.m.
McFarland Student Union, Room 250

Facilitated by SBDC graduate assistants Gabriella Smith and John Merlino, this workshop is a social media training designed to help small businesses that are not familiar with, struggling with, or need a refresher on how social media can help their business reach its full, online potential.

Registration Required - https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/24897