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Thursday, November 19 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Opening the Door to Entrepreneurship

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Do you have a passion or idea you'd like to explore as a potential career or side hustle? Not sure how to take the next steps or fear the uncertainty of entrepreneurship?

While many individuals are hesitant to explore the world of entrepreneurship, Spud Marshall (3 Dots), Michele Crowl (Discovery Space) and Abby Gaffron (New Leaf Initiative) will share why Centre County is the perfect place to launch your dream. These speakers will lead the audience on an interactive virtual tour of their spaces, showcase how their organizations support local entrepreneurship, share the stories of local entrepreneurs, and answer your questions about how to break into entrepreneurship.

Registration is encouraged but not required for this event. To register, please visit: https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/27374. Join us live on our Facebook page or on our YouTube channel.

Hosted in partnership with New Leaf Initiative, Discovery Space, and 3 Dots Downtown.

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Elizabeth (Liz) Kisenwether

Start-up Mentor and STEM Advocate
Since retiring from Penn State's College of Engineering in 2017, Liz volunteers at Happy Valley LaunchBox, KidTech, 3 Dots Downtown, The Rivet and supports entrepreneurship education and start-up seed funds for returning citizens. Her husband says she's failing at retirement; she... Read More →
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Spud Marshall

Co-Founder + Innovative Director, 3 Dots Downtown
Spud Marshall is an avid community builder with an obsessive curiosity to spur local innovation. From launching social ventures, to hosting community-wide potlucks, to designing immersive retreat experiences – Spud is driven by a desire to curate changemaker communities around the... Read More →
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Michele Crowl

Executive Director, Discovery Space
Michele Crowl is passionate about the role that science centers and makerspaces play in nurturing the next generation of STEM leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs. She was part of the team in 2011 to open Discovery Space, a science center for children and families in State College... Read More →
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Abby Gaffron

Executive Director, New Leaf Initiative
Abby Gaffron, Executive Director for New Leaf Initiative, has over 20 years experience in business management and marketing from mom and pop shops to international brands. Always preferring to go her own way, after two years at Penn State, she transferred to Naropa University, a Buddisht... Read More →

Thursday November 19, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm EST