Entreprenuership Week 2021

Adapting in a Changing Business Landscape

Entrepreneurship 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 23, 2021

Keynote Speaker, Jack Gulati, 11:00 a.m., virtual event

Wednesday - March 24, 2021

Student Entrepreneurial Marketplace, 10:00 a.m., virtual event 

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.

Women's Panel, 11:00 a.m., virtual event

Four 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. The panel will be moderated by Ms. Lori Donofrio-Galley.  


Student Entrepreneur Panel, 11:00 a.m., virtual event

Meet student innovators who are in the process of bringing creative new ideas to life.  Panelists will discuss their experiences and provide insight and advice.

Small Business Development Center - Achieving Agility Amid Ambiguity - a focus on retail in a post-covid world, 2:00 p.m., virtual event.

Learn the value and importance of strategic planning in a rapidly changing world.

FRIDAY - MARCH 26, 2021

Family Business Panel, 9:00 a.m., virtual event

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

Jamey Maack

President and Co-Owner of Industrial Metal Plating

Barry L. Schlouch

Founder and President of Schlouch Inc. (SI)

Jamey Maack
Barry L. Schlouch