CANCELED - Entrepreneurial Leadership Week 2020

Entrepreneurial Leadership Week is a collaboration of the Kutztown University College of Business, the Entrepreneurial Leadership Center (ELC), the KU Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and the Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce.  This event includes workshops, panels and presentations that provide students and the local community with insight, strategies and tools from experts to launch or boost their business.  

Tuesday - March 17, 2020

Keynote Speaker, Jack Gulati, 11:00 a.m., LC135

Jack Gulati Headshot

Jack Gulati

Keynote Speaker

For fifty years, Jack Gulati has been a serial entrepreneur.  During this period, he has owned 44 companies worldwide, including the Reading Royals.  Currently, he owns the Allen Americans, an ECHL professional hockey team in Dallas, Texas.

Wednesday - March 18, 2020

Student Entrepreneurial Marketplace, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., MSU Lobby

The Student Marketplace is a showcase of businesses run by KU students and recent alumni. It will feature products and services owned and operated by the students entrepreneurs. All transactions are done directly with the businesses.

Keichalies Ciuro Sanchez

NamiiTropics

Shakya Geiger

The Morenita Collection

Nathaniel Rudolph

Dangerbrand Apparel

Keichalies Ciuro Sanchez

Women's Panel & Luncheon, 11:00 a.m., MSU 218

Six successful woman from our community will discuss the road to entrepreneurial excellence.  They will focus on the strategies and tools that lead to the creation of a thriving and vibrant business.  Attendees are welcome to network at the following free luncheon.  The panel will be moderated by Ms. Lori Donofrio-Galley.  Registration required.

Lori Donofrio-Galley, Moderator

Executive Director, Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce

Jodi Bukowski

Financial Services Representative at New York Life

Sherry Christman

Owner of Elite Business Solutions, LLC

Maleeva Epperson

Freelance Make-up Artist for Film & Television

Ingrid Holder

Banking & Investment Industry

Alyse Mitten

Owner of Interlace Communications, Inc.

Anne Timpe

Owner & Community Director of kTown Hall

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Jodi Bukowski Headshot
Sherry Christman Headshot
Maleeva Epperson Headshot
Ingrid Holder Headshot
Alyse Mitten Headshot
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SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION 101 (SBDC), 1:00 p.m., MSU 116

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Robert Kieke

Host

Robert Kieke will introduce the concept of starting from ground-level and building up, different types of Search Engine Optimization and their applications using online tools to promote website content.

E-MAIL MARKETING QUICK START (SBDC), 2:30 p.m., MSU 116

Dawn Wivell

Dawn Wivell

Host

Dawn Wivell will help kick-start your email marketing strategy with a workshop that it designed to assist you with taking the email marketing leap.

THURSDAY - MARCH 19, 2020

Student Entrepreneur Panel, 11:00 a.m., LC135

Dorian O'Connell

Student Panelist

Androw Narouz

Student Panelist

Nathaniel Rudolph

Student Panelist

Shayla Scallorn

Student Panelist

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FRIDAY - MARCH 20, 2020

Family Business Panel, 7:30 a.m., MSU 218

Successful family business owners will offer their advice and expertise on the challenges and triumphs which come with owning a family business.  Registration required.

Dennis Leibensperger

Licensed Funeral Director at Leibensperger Funeral Homes, Inc.

Jamey Maack

President & Co-Owner of Industrial Metal Plating

Lindsay (Sokol) Szejko

CEO of SOLO

Missy Wilson

Partner at Blair Vineyards LLC

Dennis Leibensperger Headshot
Jamey Maack Headshot
Lindsay Sokol Headshot
Missy Wilson Headshot