Heard on Campus: Drew Mohoric of Innoblue at IST's Start-up Week

April 10, 2012

"An entrepreneur is an undertaker. Very few are willing to press through the harder times.... The key to getting started in entrepreneurship is to read widely, learn from the experts, imitate other entrepreneurs and stop talking and start doing. To quote Nolan Bushnell, founder of Atari and Chuck E. Cheese, 'The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer.' All of the speakers participating in Start-up Week are doers. They figured out what they wanted and started taking tangible steps.... As young entrepreneurs, we have to get over the credibility gap.... Society will reward you for something of value."

-- Drew Mohoric, cofounder of Innoblue, a nonprofit, early-stage business accelerator in State College, Pa. Innoblue starts and supports innovative business, civic and social ventures. The company’s vision is a community transformed by entrepreneurship, where people act on the double bottom line -- to do well while doing good. Mohoric is a Schreyer Honors College student in the Smeal College of Business at Penn State with an expected graduation date of May 2012. Mohoric spoke on Monday (April 9) at the College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST), to kick off IST's Start-up Week, a week-long celebration showcasing talented young entrepreneurs from around the country, including alumni from the College of IST and Penn State. Tune in to live streaming of events and tune in to live tweets at http://startup.ist.psu.edu/index.html.

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

  • Drew Mohoric, cofounder of nonprofit, early-stage business accelerator Innoblue and a Schreyer Honors College graduating senior in the Smeal College of Business, spoke on April 9 at the College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST), to kick off IST's Start-up Week.

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