About Global Entrepreneurship Week Penn State
Global Entrepreneurship Week Penn State was first held on the University Park campus in 2009, the year after the international founding of Global Entrepreneurship Week. During our first year, we hosted five events, engaging 48 students. Since then, we have continued to grow exponentially. In 2017, we organized 105 events at 16 different Commonwealth locations, drawing 4,816 students, faculty, staff, and community participants.
In 2015, The Pennsylvania State Employee Credit Union (PSECU), a longtime community sponsor, endowed an internship specifically to assist our team in its mission to extend the reach of engagement for entrepreneurial students and community members.
About Penn State SBDC
Funding support and resources are provided through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration; by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania through the Department of Community and Economic Development; and in part through support from Penn State and with assistance from Lock Haven University. All services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. SBDC services are not available to individuals or entities that have been debarred or suspended by the federal government.
SBDCs are hosted by leading universities, colleges, state economic development agencies and private partners, and funded in part by the United States Congress through a partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration. There are nearly 1,000 local centers available to provide no-cost business consulting and low-cost training to new and existing businesses. The Penn State SBDC services Centre, Clinton, Lycoming, and Mifflin counties in central Pennsylvania.