UNIVERSITY PARK, Pennsylvania — Students can showcase their startups, network, and more at Demo Day during Penn State Global Entrepreneurship Week. The Demo Day, hosted by the student organization Innoblue, will take place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on November 14 in room 603 of the Eric J. Barron Innovation Center at 123 S. Burrowes St.
The event is open to all Penn State students and aims to inspire, educate, and help students begin their entrepreneurial journey and learn more about available college resources.
“Innoblue is very pleased to host this event specifically for Penn State students during GEW Penn State,” said Innoblue President Tanishq Barot (Human Centered Design and Development, Class of 2024). “This event promotes the celebration of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurs, allowing students from diverse backgrounds to come together to learn, imagine and spark their curiosity. I firmly believe that our network is our net worth. That’s exactly what we’re doing at Demo Day by bringing together alumni, entrepreneurs, and venture capitalists, as well as connecting with other Penn State student-run organizations, to promote entrepreneurship. to students from all walks of life.
This event will shine a spotlight on student entrepreneurs, provide space for them to showcase their startups, and give them the opportunity to network with peers, alumni, faculty, and community members.
“The workshops and connections I gathered when I attended blueStart last year helped me immensely with the launch of my new startup, Tagly“, said Barot about the event organized by Innoblue. “I met my co-founder through Innoblue, and all the people I met through Innoblue helped me enormously in terms of funding, resources and advice.”
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Organizations involved include:
Happy Valley Venture Capital provides students with a hands-on learning environment and support network through hands-on projects, educational presentations, fireside chats, workshops, competitions, and other local or intercollegiate events. Ultimately, the organization aims to facilitate and amplify the founder’s access to convenient financing and skilled human capital.
Innoblue aims to create a community for students to discover entrepreneurial skills, collaborate with like-minded peers, and innovate while being connected to resources that help them with their projects.
Inventing Penn State is a Commonwealth-wide initiative to drive economic development, job creation and student career success. Invent Penn State combines academic programs focused on entrepreneurship, business start-up training and incubation, funding for commercialization, and university/community/industry collaborations to facilitate the challenging process of turning research discoveries into valuable products and services that can benefit Pennsylvanians and humanity.
NFT Crypto Alliance aims to teach students about cryptocurrency, non-fungible tokens, blockchain technology and its application in the future.