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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

Standing in front of an image of the building that houses Working Class, a makerspace in downtown York, Penn State President Eric Barron cuts a ribbon to celebrate the launch of the partnership with Penn State York. A $50,000 seed grant from Invent Penn State has provided funds for the makerspace and the Start-Up Challenge. Pictured, left to right, are the Penn State York Nittany Lion; Erin Casey, co-founder and board member of Working Class; Neil Sharkey, vice president for research at Penn State; Jody Keller, executive-in-residence at The Graham Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership Studies; Barron; David W. Chown, chancellor at Penn State York; Madlyn Hanes, vice president for Commonwealth Campuses and executive chancellor; and Colin Miller, Penn State York Student Government Association president. 

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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.