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Berks LaunchBox offering free webinars for entrepreneurs, startups, and more

Sep 12, 2020

The Berks LaunchBox represents a collaboration between Penn State Berks and Penn State Health St. Joseph to engage students, faculty, physicians, medical staff, and the community in helping grow the economy and improve the quality of life in the greater Reading area. The signature programs of the Berks LaunchBox are being implemented in collaboration with business and nonprofits across the community.

Cyber Security and Law Webinars are co-hosted by the Berks LaunchBox, the Harrisburg LaunchBox, the Kutztown SBDC, and Invent Penn State.

Keep your Company Safe from Cybercriminals

Cybercriminals get better at malicious activity every day, while people are less forgiving toward businesses that fail to protect their data. 30% of consumers surveyed by Bank of America said they would not return to a small business that suffered a data breach. More than one in five small to medium businesses reported a data breach in the last 24 months. 41% of small businesses reported suffering a breach that cost more than $50,000 to recover from. Numbers like this should serve as a wake-up call. Every small business needs to educate themselves and develop a security strategy to protect their data.

  • Actionable steps small businesses can take to be safer
    Steve Pressman, Alpine Cyber Solutions, President
    • Human Hacking through phishing and stolen credentials
    Mark Viglione, Cybersecurity Engineer/Founder
    • Understanding Insider Threats: employees, malicious insiders, & agents
    Andrew Price, Senior Manager, Security

Learn how to keep your company and customers safe!
Wednesday, September 30: 6:30-8pm
Register for free

3D Printing for Beginners

This hybrid class begins with one virtual class where you will be introduced to Tinkercad, an easy-to-use 3D CAD design tool, plus how to safely utilize the Dremel Digilab 3D printers at the Berks LaunchBox. Tinkercad is a web based, free, design tool which you can also use on your home computer to quickly turn your ideas into a CAD models for 3D printers. The class ends with an in-person small group session at the LaunchBox to use the printers and learn hands-on. Masks and social distancing will be required.  This class will allow you to become approved to utilize the printers in the future.
Wed., Sept. 23: 6 – 8:30 pm
Register for free (Hybrid)


Business Entities and Legal Issues for Startups

Sole Proprietorship or LLC? What the heck is a C Corp? This free live webinar features the Penn State Law Entrepreneurship Assistance Clinic, which provides free legal assistance to Pennsylvania entrepreneurs on topics including: business entity selection and formation, founder agreements, allocation of equity among owners, protection of confidential information, hiring employees vs. contractors, and other common legal issues for entrepreneurs.

Thursday, Sept. 24: 6:30-7:30 pm
Register for free


Intellectual Property for Entrepreneurs

Patent, trademark or copyright? Learn about the different types of intellectual property and how to protect your business ideas. This free live webinar features the Penn State Law Intellectual Property Clinic, which provides free legal assistance to Pennsylvania entrepreneurs. Questions can be submitted via the chat function.

Wednesday, Oct. 8: 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Register for free

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