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Entrepreneurship Week

Kutztown University will host Entrepreneurship Week, a week full of activities of interest to students and community business people alike. The events are free and open to the public, and will be held from Tues. March 26 to Thurs. March 28th, 2019.  Admire the determination and share encouraging thoughts with fledgling student entrepreneurs sharing their talents and products for the first time. Learn how social media and social entrepreneurship is changing the business environment. Network with panelists and students with a variety of experiences, interests and talents.

The list of activities includes:

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Keynote Speaker, 11 a.m., DF 200

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 

Entrepreneurial Student Marketplace, McFarland Student Union Building Lobby, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (Areas A, B, and C)

The Entrepreneurial Student Marketplace features Kutztown University student's small businesses or service projects.  This is an opportunity for them to showcase their businesses and sell their products.  Students will be located outside of the McFarland Student Union Building room 218 before the Women's Panel and Networking Luncheon.

Women's Panel & Networking Luncheon, McFarland Student Union Building 218, panel 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., luncheon 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  

Family Business Panel, MSU 218, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.  

Successful family business owners from Berks County will be giving their advice and expertise on the steps it takes to owning a family business.

Thursday, March 28, 2019  

Student Entrepreneur Panel, Academic Forum 200, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

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

First Steps to Starting a Business facilitated by Ernie Post, Executive Director of Kutztown SBDC.  Room 250 in McFarland Student Union Building, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  

Attendees will learn how to build unique lifestyle requirements involved in owning a business, how to assess the feasibility of their business idea, learn the differences between business organization structures, how to develop a business plan and how to obtain financing and the necessary applications and licenses needed to start their company.

Social Media & Ecommerce Workshop facilitated by SBDC Grad Assistants, Gabriella Smith & John Merlino.  Several local business panelists.  250 in McFarland Student Union Building, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  

Attendees will learn the impact Social Media has on their business and which platforms they should be utilizing for success.