Entrepreneurship Week 2022

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 - APRIL 5, 2022 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER, DAVID NASSAR

McFarland Student Union Building, Room 218, 11:00 a.m.

David Nassar headshot.

David Nassar, Entrepreneur

To say David Nassar (’86) is busy is an understatement. David founded and was CEO of Marketwise Securities, Inc., a pioneering electronic trading firm, which was sold in 2006. He has been seen on CNBC, NBC Nightly News, CNN and published and interviewed in numerous national publications, including the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Barron’s and Forbes. Nassar is also a New York Times bestselling author and has written five books. Since 2006, David founded Flying Lady Winery in Napa Valley and he continues to actively trade the market and develop real estate projects in Colorado, among other endeavors.

Wednesday - April 6, 2022

STUDENT ENTREPRENEURIAL MARKETPLACE

McFarland Student Union Building, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 

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 student entrepreneurs. All transactions are done directly with the businesses.

Additional details to come!

WOMEN'S PANEL

McFarland Student Union Building, Room 218, 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Four successful women 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. 

Additional details to come!

THURSDAY - april 7, 2022

STUDENT ENTREPRENEUR PANEL

Academic Forum, Room 200, 11:00 a.m.

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.

Additional details to come!

FRIDAY - april 8, 2022

FAMILY BUSINESS PANEL

South Dining Hall, Viewpoints Dining Room, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Successful family business owners will share their expertise and offer advice on finding opportunities in changing times and within their own unique business structure.  

Additional details to come!