Start-up Week 2013 (3/18-23)
Mar 18, 2013 12:00 AM
Mar 23, 2013 12:00 AM
|Where||IST Building, University Park campus|
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In 2012, we conceived Start-up Week to be a celebration to highlight the success of young entrepreneurs and innovators in technology and security, and to showcase the possibilities that exist for enterprising students in the College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) at Penn State to bring their dreams to fruition.
Our inaugural event drew a dozen speakers from around the country, including many IST alumni, who have created well-respected and valued businesses and products in today’s technology market. Among the ranks were founders of high-profile companies like Reddit, CareerBliss, Sincerely, and Weebly. They shared their stories of determination and inspiration with the Penn State community, and engaged with students through networking events and workshops.
Leveraging the momentum of Start-up Week 2012, we are planning an even more robust experience for attendees in 2013. Students from across Penn State will be invited to take part in this exciting week of events. We also plan to bring back many of the speakers from the original event along with many new and noteworthy entrepreneurs. In addition, the College of IST is collaborating with Penn State's College of Engineering, Smeal College of Business, and the College of Agricultural Sciences to add even more events and speakers to this year's lineup.
Through this annual event and other initiatives, such as scholarships for those with an interest in starting their own companies and the addition of an entrepreneurial minor, the College of IST looks to strengthen its commitment to actively supporting entrepreneurship both in and out of the classroom and to connecting our students with innovative alumni who are achieving success through start-up initiatives.