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Shenango to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Month with two presentations

Penn State Shenango will hold two events in November in recognition of Global Entrepreneurship Month. Matt Caputo, assistant teaching professor of engineering, will present “The Re-design of the OneCar, a Multi-Disciplinary Approach” at 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 14. The second presentation, “Opportunity and Reward: Bridging the Gap between Engineering & Ecology,” will be given by Dan Wallace and Brian Pancher of the WallacePancher Group at 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 21. Both events will be held at the eCenter @ LindenPointe in Hermitage.

OTA alumnae to compete in PennTAP’s Inc.U competition

Ali Izzo and Holly Masters were chosen as one of six companies to compete in Penn State University PennTAP's Inc.U competition. The two Shenango alumnae will pitch their new business, Purpose, to a panel of judges on April 6 to win a portion of the $30,000 prize to jump-start their company.

What's Your Big Idea? Challenge

If your idea is chosen, you could receive up to $500 towards your new start-up, as well as personal mentoring through the campus’s VenturePointe incubator, the eCenter @ LindentPointe, and the Penn State Initiative project.

Shenango alumnae create new business to address loneliness in older adults

Recent Penn State Shenango occupational therapy assistant (OTA) alumnae Ali Izzo and Holly Masters saw the sadness of aging adults living in nursing homes firsthand while completing their OTA clinicals this past fall. Together, the two best friends asked one another, “How can we help these seniors feel more connected to their loved ones?” So they came up with “Purpose,” The Therapeutic Subscription Box LLC.