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Lunch with President Barron

I have been attending Penn State’s Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) for the past couple of years. I started as an undergrad when a professor approached me about trying to start a business. I had no idea what I was doing. I wasn’t raised by entrepreneurs. Starting a business was about as foreign as it gets…

Creating Our Next Generation of Entrepreneurs — One Student at a Time

At Penn State, we have seen a surge in entrepreneurship activity by our students. Based on a survey performed, 8% of our students own or previously owned a business, and half of the students surveyed would like to own a business. I had the distinct pleasure of talking with Dr. Eric Barron, Penn State President,…

What It Means to Be an Entrepreneur

Whenever there is an issue, there is an opportunity. Too often people decide they want to run a business without looking to solve a problem. Many entrepreneurs, including myself, believe this is a backwards approach to forming a business. As an entrepreneur, I believe it’s our job to solve problems facing our society, be leaders,…