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Networking

Networking opportunities for entrepreneurs in ag sciences, the Penn State community and Centre County.

Are you looking to meet the right people to help bring your ideas into practice? 

Listed below are networking opportunities for current and future entrepreneurs.

Students

We encourage all students to take action on their ideas — a hallmark of entrepreneurship.

The E&I Program regularly reaches out to students with information tables, meet and greet events — and many ways students just beginning to learn about entrepreneurship can connect with student entrepreneurs and mentors.

On Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/psuaginnovation/

On Twitter: Follow @psuaginnovation.

Watch for upcoming events and news on social media, here OR contact Dr. Mark Gagnon mag199@psu.edu for info and to be added to our email list.

Join our community!

Several entrepreneurship student organizations are active on campus. All groups encourage interested people to drop into a meeting or join an event. 

Innoblue is a community of artists and hackers, coders and designers, innovators and makers, who want to change the world for the better. Meetings are Mondays at 9 p.m. in the Kruse studio at the University Park Campus.

Lion Launch Pad is a business accelerator program for Penn State undergraduate students and student teams. 

Nittany Entrepreneurs is a PSU club that connects students with local business leaders and the Centre County Chamber of Business and Industry. Nittany Entrepreneurs is a chapter of The Chamber Society, USA and has membership links in the Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization (CEO). 

New Leaf is an organization that helps people take the first step to make positive radical change in the world. 

Other local groups for non-students and students:

Chamber of Business and Industry Centre County (CBICC) is resource for anyone interested in living, working or doing business here in the heart of Pennsylvania. CBICC's goal is to promote healthy business growth while maintaining the high quality of life we love in Centre County.

Centre County Entrepreneur Network (CREN) provides a place for entrepreneurs in central Pennsylvania to get together with their peers and discuss the successes and difficulties of running a business.