Penn State Harrisburg to host Startup Week events

As a part of Penn State Startup Week, a weeklong celebration of entrepreneurship that connects participants with Penn State’s vast network of resources aimed at driving innovation in all fields, Penn State Harrisburg will hold several events.

Sponsored by the college library, the Entrepreneurship Club and the Business Management Club, and organized by the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, the events include:

  • “Entrepreneurs, Small Business, and Financial Literacy” featuring Sara Weiser from PSECU, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, in the library Morison Gallery. This event is sponsored by the Penn State Harrisburg library. To register, go to
  • “Lunch with Entrepreneur Peter Sobotta,” featuring Peter Sobotta, co-founder and CEO of ReturnLogic, at 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 4, in E134 Olmsted Building. This event is sponsored by the Entrepreneurship Club. To register, go to
  • Elevator Pitch Competition 5.0, sponsored by the Business Management Club at 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 5, at Educational Activities Building, Room 104. This fifth annual Shark Tank-style pitch competition has student entrepreneurs present their business pitches for seed funding. This event is free and open to the public.

Startup Week events teach, motivate and inspire attendees to make innovation a part of their careers, whether it’s by starting their own companies or bringing an entrepreneurial mindset to established organizations. Through close collaboration with existing University programs, community partners and Invent Penn State, events also expose guests to the larger innovation ecosystem that exists throughout Penn State and in the surrounding communities.

For detailed information on Penn State Startup Week, including the full week’s schedule, visit Participants can engage with speakers and ask questions by following @PSUStartupWeek on Twitter and using #PennStateStartup or #BeGreater on social media.