Students and post-docs invited to discussion with local entrepreneur


Students and post-docs are invited to learn more about the process of starting a company and becoming an entrepreneur at the Entrepreneur’s Roundtable, where students can interact with local entrepreneurs on a personal level. The program, offered by the Penn State Hershey Office of Technology Development, is an informal, bimonthly lunchtime program for students and post-docs to learn about the realities of starting a company from local entrepreneurs.

The next Entrepreneur’s Roundtable event is from noon to 1 p.m. Feb. 26, in C4702 at Penn State College of Medicine in Hershey. Edward J. Paukovits Jr., will share his story of starting his own company, Assistive Technology Products Inc. (ATP).

Paukovits began his career with AMP Inc., where he served for 19 years in various engineering and management positions including automation and aerospace. He then went on to be the president and chairman of Synergistech Inc. Synergistech was later acquired by Unilife Medical Solutions Co. and renamed Integrated BioSciences Inc. Unilife is a manufacturer and global developer of medical devices.

Paukovits is a professional engineer who previously served on the board of the Hershey Center for Applied Research. In addition, he is a founding member, and former treasurer and board member of the Technology Council of Central Pennsylvania.

Space for this program is limited. Spot can be reserved at

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Last Updated February 21, 2013