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KU’s College of Business to Host Annual Entrepreneurial Leadership Week

Mar 15, 2019
Entrepreneurs & Business

KUTZTOWN, PA – Kutztown University will host its annual Entrepreneurial Leadership Week on campus March 26-28, 2019. Sponsored by KU’s College of Business, Entrepreneurial Leadership Week features three days of activities of interest to students and community business people alike. Events are free and open to the public. Registration is required at the links below.

Please visit the event website for more information.

Entrepreneurial Leadership Week Events

Tuesday, March 26

Featured Speaker
11 a.m.
Academic Forum, Room 200
Russ Starke – Keynote Speaker
A professional designer for more than 20 years, Russ Starke is the founder and CEO of Think Company. A true professional, Starke has worked with corporate and nonprofit clients as an award-winning digital strategist, experience designer, information architect, instructional designer, business analyst and project manager. Come hear him speak about his journey from KU graduate to successful business owner, philanthropist and community leader.

No registration required.

Wednesday, March 27

Student Entrepreneurial Marketplace
10 a.m.
McFarland Student Union, Lobby
The Marketplace will feature Kutztown University student entrepreneurs and service projects. Attendees will have the opportunity to buy and explore student created goods and services.

No registration required.

Women’s Panel and Networking Luncheon
11 a.m.
McFarland Student Union, Room 218
Six successful women from our community will discuss the road to entrepreneurial excellence. They will be focused on the strategies and tools which lead to the creation of a thriving and vibrant business. Attendees are welcome to network with the panelists and each other at the following free luncheon.

The panel will be moderated by Lori Donofrio-Galley, executive director of the Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce.

Janis Ferry, Licensed Life & Health Insurance Agent, USHEALTH Advisors
Denice Schaeffer, Multimedia Sales Manager, The Reading Eagle Company
Kristi Gage-Linderman, Chief Operations Officer, Gage Personnel
Amy Sheller, Co-Owner, Abominable Productions
Abigail Mirarchi, Owner & President, Accelerated Instructional Media, Inc.
Marcy Tocker, Founder, Grey Muzzle Manor

Registration Required –

Family Business Panel
6 p.m.
McFarland Student Union, Room 223
Successful family business owners will offer their advice and expertise on the challenges and triumphs that come with owning a family business.

The panel will be moderated by Dr. Anne Carroll, dean of Kutztown University’s College of Business.

Nick Igdalsky, CEO, Pocono Raceway
Jim Ludlow, President, Liquid Interactive
Stephanie Stoudt, Partner, Albright’s Mill & Wessner Trucking LLC
Susan Becker, Owner, Jersey Ink Custom Apparel

Registration Required –

Thursday, March 28

Student Entrepreneur Panel
11 a.m.
Academic Forum, Room 200
Meet student innovators who are in the process of bringing creative new ideas to life. Members of the panel will discuss their experiences and provide insight and advice.

No registration required.

First Steps to Starting a Business
3 p.m.
McFarland Student Union, Room 250
Discover how better organization and management strategies can grow your business. Receive expert advice that will help you understand key legal and accounting issues to strengthen your bottom line. Presented by Pennsylvania Small Business Development Center State Director Dr. Ernie Post.

Registration Required –

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

Grow your customer audience with our workshop’s tools and resources. Discover what social media channel is best for your business and how the best content can increase your brand awareness. Presented by the Kutztown University Small Business Development Center Digital & Social Media team.

Registration Required –

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