Heard on Campus: Liz Kisenwether at IST's Start-up Week

"Seeking out people that want to try new things and looking at what else is available out there will open new doors. Your idea will start as one thing and then it is going to evolve. Finding partners is tricky, you need to be confident that you can work together. Go out and do a market survey, find out if that problem you want to solve really exists."

-- Liz Kisenwether, assistant professor in Penn State's School of Engineering Design, Technology and Professional Programs, and co-director of Lion Launch Pad (LLP), a business accelerator program for Penn State undergraduate students and student teams. Kisenwether presented a workshop about Penn State resources for start-up ideas on Tuesday (April 10) at the College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST), during IST's Start-up Week. The week-long celebration showcases talented young entrepreneurs from around the country, including alumni from the College of IST and Penn State. To learn more about Start-up Week, visit http://ist.psu.edu/startup. Tune in to live streaming of events and live tweets at http://startup.ist.psu.edu/index.html.

Based at Penn State's University Park campus, LLP was created to help undergraduate student entrepreneurs convert innovative product and service concepts into viable start-up companies. Additional information about the start of LLP is at http://live.psu.edu/story/26860.

Recorded sessions from Start-up Week can be viewed on IST's UStream channel at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/ist-startup-week online.

Last Updated April 24, 2012