Harrisburg LaunchBox to present Truist Empowered Entrepreneurs Executive Series

Five-part series to help connect startups with local resources

MIDDLETOWN, Pa. — The Harrisburg LaunchBox, powered by Penn State will host the Truist Empowered Entrepreneurs Executive Series at Penn State Harrisburg this fall. The series will kickoff on Oct. 25 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. with a luncheon and panel discussion titled “A Thriving Region,” featuring guest speaker Norman Bristol-Colón, Pennsylvania’s first chief diversity officer.

Panelists include:

  • Alison Ong Shreffler – founder, AOS Architects
  • Jonathan Bowser – president, Steel Works Construction
  • Carley Furlow – founder, Sharps & Flats / Carley Furlow Designs

The five-part series is sponsored by the Truist Foundation and aims to help strengthen small businesses in the Harrisburg region by inspiring innovation and entrepreneurship and helping connect startups with local resources. It will convene diverse leaders in the entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystem around topics, including:

  • Access to capital
  • Technical support programs
  • Mentorship for success
  • Research and development of new technologies
  • Best practices and policies on inclusion

The series is open to the public. More information and registration here.

Save the dates for future seminars in the series:

  • Dec. 6, 2023: “Access to Capital”
  • Feb. 16, 2024: “Technical Assistance Programs”
  • Mar. 15, 2024: “Mentorship for Success”
  • Apr. 19, 2024: “Growing the Innovation Ecosystem”

About Harrisburg LaunchBox

Harrisburg LaunchBox, powered by Penn State provides early-stage startups with support and resources they need to build a sustainable and scalable business and a viable plan for growth. No-cost programs and services can include co-working space, accelerator programs, legal and intellectual property resources, and expert mentorships from Penn State’s extensive network. LaunchBox is open to everyone — community members and those affiliated with Penn State. Harrisburg LaunchBox is a signature program of the Invent Penn State initiative and one of 21 innovation spaces located in Penn State campus communities across Pennsylvania.

This project was financed in part by a grant from the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Community & Economic Development.