Developing a Regional Ecosystem of Student Entrepreneurs
The Entrepreneurial Experiential Summit Series is designed to develop the next generation of entrepreneurs in northeastern Pennsylvania who are trained in entrepreneurial skills and motivated to start businesses that will ultimately enhance the economic vitality of the region.
The Entrepreneurial Experiential Summit Series will be hosted through ESU’s division of Economic Development and Entrepreneurship funded by a grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) where the focus is to develop a Regional Ecosystem of Student Entrepreneurs. All meals for each event and transportation to the Swimming with the People’s Shark: Keynote Event with Daymond John will be covered by the ARC Grant.
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Summit Series Schedule
- November 9, 2023: Series 3 – 2:00 to 4:30 p.m., Beers Lecture Hall
In collaboration with the ESU Crayola Executive Lecture Series
Program – 2:00 to 3:00 p.m., Rich Wuerthele: President & CEO of Crayola LLC / 3:00 to 4:30 p.m., Business Plan Pitch Competition and Award Ceremony. / 4:30 p.m., Reception
- November 14, 2023: ESU Student Startup Challenge Mix and Mingle – 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., ESU Innovation Center, Second Floor
Student Pitch Presentations and Reception
Pitch your business ideas and meet with other entrepreneurial-minded students and previous Startup Challenge winners! Apps. and light refreshments provided. FREE TO ATTEND.
- November 16, 2023: Business Accelerator Global Innovation Networking Reception Featuring Global Entrepreneurs – 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., ESU Innovation Center, Second Floor
Networking presentations and Reception
Network with entrepreneurs from around the world while enjoying starter apps and light refreshments! FREE TO ATTEND.