HAZLETON, Pa. – The Hazleton LaunchBox supported by Pasco L. Schiavo, Esq. will host a variety of virtual events geared towards innovation, leadership, and entrepreneurship from April 4 to 8 during Penn State Startup Week powered by PNC.
Nearly a dozen events will be offered for participants to learn from and connect with startup founders and individuals achieving success in diverse professional backgrounds, including business, finance, technology, science and sports. All events are free and open to the public.
“Startup Week gives the Hazleton LaunchBox the opportunity to showcase its impactful range of no-cost services and resources,” said Debra Conway, Hazleton LaunchBox director and director of Continuing Education at Penn State Hazleton. “We look forward to providing an engaging, informative week of events for members of the community, students, entrepreneurs and anyone interested in exploring their potential.”
Events will feature keys to successfully starting and operating a business, creating a sustainable business model, and planning a budget.
"The startup process can often seem intimidating,” said Education Entrepreneurship Coordinator William Andahazy. “Our Startup Week offerings are designed to give participants insight and guidance on commonly asked startup questions, including how to turn their idea into a business and the types of forms and licenses needed to launch a startup.”
Several events will also be offered in Spanish, with business founders from the Hazleton community and beyond sharing their unique experiences.
"Each of our speakers has been where many of our Startup Week participants likely are -- at the beginning of their startup journey,” said Entrepreneurial Facilitator Fermin Diaz. “By hearing their successes and challenges, we hope to provide participants with a path to avoiding common startup mistakes.”