Panel to address entrepreneurship in the Internet age

A panel of recent Penn State alumni entrepreneurs and faculty members will address "Entrepreneurship in the Internet Age," focusing on emerging opportunities for young media professionals, at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16, in 104 Thomas Building on the University Park campus.

During the free public session, scheduled to last about 90 minutes, alumni panelists will discuss how they started their successful companies and the joys and challenges they encountered along the way.

Communications faculty members on the panel will outline the experience and skills necessary to survive as a small media entrepreneur or freelancer.

The session will be moderated by John O’Keefe, a Penn State senior majoring in telecommunications, and will include time for questions and answers from the audience.

Panelists include:

  • -- Jason Brewer, a 2005 graduate with a degree in film-video and the founder/owner of Brolik (www.brolik.com);
  • -- Curt Chandler, a senior lecturer who focuses on new media journalism and who previously served as editor for online innovation and director of photography for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette;
  • -- Justin Goldman, a 2005 graduate with a degree in letters, arts and science who was co-founder of the company that created LionMenus.com, and left that company earlier this year before founding Three Screen Games, a social gaming company that created www.FanGamb.com;
  • -- John Dillon, a senior lecturer who previously taught at Virginia Commonwealth University and served as deputy managing editor for the Richmond Times-Dispatch;
  • -- Linda Feltman, instructor of media entrepreneurship and a senior business consultant with the Penn State Small Business Development Center; and
  • -- Davis Shaver, a sophomore in the Schreyer Honors College at Penn State who founded www.Onwardstate.com, a blog about the University.

The panel, presented by the College of Communications and the Small Business Development Center at Penn State, is part of the University’s celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week.

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Last Updated November 12, 2009