Use the livestream links below to watch Startup Week events.

Have a question but can't make it in person? Tweet us at @PSUStartupWeek and use #PennStateStartup to ask questions of our speakers.

Recordings of these events will remain available after Startup Week concludes.


Monday, March 26

11:15 a.m.  Derris Boomer (Founder and CEO, Boomer Technology Group)

  1:25 p.m.  Darrell W. Gunter (President and CEO, Gunter Media Group, LLC)

  6:00 p.m.  Keynote Panel - "Someday Is Today: Getting Started in Entrepreneurship"

  • Michael Karns '11 (Founder and CEO, Marathon Live Entertainment)
  • Mary Elizabeth McCulloch '16 (Founder and CEO, Project Vive)
  • Oliver Noel (Cofounder, DNA Simple)


Tuesday, March 27

  9:05 a.m.  Elizabeth King (Former Vice President, Global Human Resources Solutions and Services, Starbucks)

10:35 a.m.  Dhiraj Joshi (Senior Research Scientist, IBM Watson)

  1:35 p.m.  Jon Tabolt (Founder, LaBrinx Designs)

  6:30 p.m.  Keynote Panel - "Innovation Happens Everywhere: Intrapreneurship in Established Organizations"

  • Steve Baker (Head of Medicinal Chemistry and DMPK, GlaxoSmithKline)
  • Jeff D'Onofrio '94 (CEO, Tumblr)
  • Jennifer Duke (Director of Aerodynamics, Pratt & Whitney)
  • Stacey L. Gleeson '92 (Innovation Lab Specialist, Munich Reinsurance America)
  • Melanie Hagerty (Vice President of Innovation, Cubic Corporation)


Wednesday, March 28

10:10 a.m.  Hermes Frangoudis (Augumented Reality Developer, Blippar)

10:10 a.m.  Paul Horn (National Partner & Sales Executive, Microsoft)

12:20 p.m.  Jason Cohen (Founder and CEO, Gastrograph)

  1:00 p.m.  Nayeem Hussain (Founder and CEO, Keen Home)

  4:00 p.m.  IdeaMakers Challenge (Final Pitches)

  6:30 p.m.  Keynote Panel - "The Entrepreneur's Journey: Learning from Successes and Setbacks"

  • Nayeem Hussain '05 (Founder and CEO, Keen Home)
  • Nina Jenkins (Senior Research Associate in Entomology, Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences)
  • Maureen Mulvihill '89 (President and CEO, Actuated Medical)
  • Matt Rhodes '94 (Managing Director, 1855 Capital)