Entrepreneurship Week 2024: Empowering Innovators and Business Leaders

de Francesco Building lobby

KUTZTOWN, Pa. – The entrepreneurial spirit thrives at Kutztown University as the College of Business, the Entrepreneurial Leadership Center (ELC) and the KU Small Business Development Center (SBDC) proudly present Entrepreneurship Week 2024 April 9-12. This collaborative event offers a dynamic lineup of panels, workshops and presentations designed to equip both students and the local community with invaluable insights, strategies and tools to launch and enhance their businesses.

The week-long program will feature a series of engaging events, all free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to RSVP to cob@kutztown.edu to secure their spots. For more information about Entrepreneurship Week 2024 and to register for workshops, please visit here or contact the KU College of Business at 610-683-4733 or cob@kutztown.edu.

Tuesday, April 9: Young Entrepreneurs Panel

  • 11 a.m., 101 de Francesco Building

Experience firsthand the innovative ideas of student entrepreneurs as they share their journeys, insights and advice on bringing creative concepts to life.

Wednesday, April 10: Women Entrepreneurs Panel Luncheon

  • Noon to 1:30 p.m., 218 McFarland Student Union
  • RSVP Deadline: Tuesday, April 2

Join us for an inspiring luncheon featuring distinguished women entrepreneurs who will discuss their experiences, challenges and successes in the business world. Panelists include:

  • Katrin Hillner, President and CEO of PCN.
  • Kerry Lord, Founder of Kerry Lord Design.
  • Raven Gabriele '19, Founder of The Raven 96.
  • Jacquelynn Beckers '91, CEO of Thin Cow, Inc.

Friday, April 12: Societal Impact and Sustainability Panel Luncheon

  • Noon to 1:30 p.m., Georgian Room, Old Main
  • RSVP Deadline: Tuesday, April 2

Explore the intersection of business and social responsibility with esteemed panelists who are making a difference in their communities. Panelists include:

  • Alexandra Ingram, Founder of Make the Distinction.
  • Keri Neidig, Founder of Greater Lehigh Valley Athletics.
  • Silvia Lucci, Founder of LUVH Food.
  • Jim Byrnes, Founder of Love Ran Red Foundation.

In addition to these enlightening panels, the KU SBDC will host a series of workshops throughout the week to provide practical guidance and expertise:

  • Monday, April 8: LinkedIn Revamp (9 a.m. to 6 p.m.).
  • Wednesday, April 10: Blueprint for Success (4-6 p.m.).
  • Thursday, April 11: Mastering AI for Social Media Success (6-8 p.m.).

Join us for an inspiring week of innovation, collaboration and entrepreneurship at Kutztown University.