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Landmark gift to advance entrepreneurism at Penn State York

Don Graham, York business leader, philanthropist, and longtime supporter of Penn State York, has made a major gift to advance entrepreneurship and economic development at the campus and in the community. Graham’s gift will provide a dedicated building on campus for The Graham Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership Studies (The Graham Center), which his support helped to found in 2013.
Gary Eberle Visit 2012

Winemaker to share his story with Graham students at Penn State York

Gary Eberle, owner of Eberle Winery in Paso Robles, California, is a Penn State alumnus, an entrepreneur, and an award-winning winemaker. He will share his story about the challenges and successes in his life, and in the winemaking industry he loves, during a noon-hour program Sept. 27 at Penn State York.
Graham Q and A

Learn more about The Graham Center during information session Sept. 5

Penn State York students who want to learn more about The Graham Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership Studies at Penn State York should plan to attend a question and answer session at noon on Sept. 5 in The Bradley Building on campus. Lunch will be provided.
Graham Q and A

Graham Q and A

Jody Keller, executive-in-residence of The Graham Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership Studies (The Graham Center) at Penn State York, talks with students about the benefits of the program during a question-and-answer session last year. Students can learn more about The Graham Center at noon on Tuesday, Sept. 5, in The Bradley Building on campus.

York Invent Penn State Launch

York celebrates the launch of Working Class and Start-Up Challenge winners

Penn State President Eric Barron, Penn State York officials and Erin Casey, co-founder and board member of Working Class, announced the launch of Working Class, a makerspace partnership, to a crowd of more than 100 on Aug. 9 on the stage of the Pullo Family Performing Arts Center at Penn State York. The winners of the 2016-17 Start-Up Challenge, a business pitch competition for students, were also recognized during this celebration of entrepreneurship, leadership, partnerships and innovation.
York Invent Penn State Launch

York Invent Penn State Launch

Penn State President Eric Barron, left, talks with team members from Home Solutions, the winners of the student Start-Up Challenge at Penn State York. Home Solutions uses near-field communication technology to make using smart devices easier and more convenient. Barron visited the campus to celebrate the work of the innovation hub at Penn State York funded by Invent Penn State. Pictured across from Barron are team members James Oplinger, Michael Wakeling and Michael Culbreth, left to right. Other team members, not pictured, are Steven Asten and Sahil Heighes. In the background is Bill Cantor, a Penn State York information sciences and technology faculty member, who works with the Start-Up Challenge and The Graham Center.

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York announces launch of Working Class and winners of student Start-Up Challenge

Penn State President Eric Barron, Penn State York officials, and Erin Casey, co-founder and board member of Working Class, will announce the launch of Working Class, a makerspace partnership, at 1:45 p.m. Aug. 9 in the theater of the Pullo Family Performing Arts Center at the York campus. The winners of the Start-Up Challenge at Penn State York also will be announced at the event.
York Start-Up Challenge1 2017

York Start-Up Challenge1 2017

Penn State York students, left to right, Lorraine Peters, Michelle Lin, and Colin Miller, work on prototypes and share ideas as part of the Design Thinking Training that was a part of the requirements for the Start-Up Challenge.

York Start-Up Challenge 2017

York Start-Up Challenge 2017

Erin Casey, partner and a trainer with Design Quake, York, Pennsylvania, measures the spaghetti and marshmallow tower Penn State York students Koven Leatherman and Athena Koufomihalis built as part of their Design Thinking Training workshop. Both Leatherman and Koufomihalis are participating in the Start-Up Challenge and are on the APP THIS team. The Start-Up Challenge is funded by a $25,000 grant from Invent Penn State, and the finale is set for Friday, April 21 at the campus.

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