Heard on Campus during Penn State Startup Week

April 21, 2017

“There’s such disruption in the retail industry right now. Companies that have not been able to adapt to the changing marketplace fail.”

— Jerome Griffith, CEO of Lands' End  

"What do I look for in entrepreneurs? Resilience. It's not something you just have, it's something you learn."

— Eric Franchi, co-founder of Undertone

“Ten years ago, the word ‘data scientist’ hadn’t been coined. What we’re betting on is that it becomes more widespread and that it becomes pervasive in organizations, that more data is used to inform business decisions.”

— Jake Stein, CEO and co-founder of Stitch

“It seems almost impossible. But it’s not. I was just a student from Penn State who got started and just kept working on it.”

— David Rusenko, co-founder and CEO of Weebly

“We want our culture internally to reflect the force of good we want Reddit to be.”

— Steve Huffman, co-founder and CEO of Reddit and Hipmunk

From April 17-21 on the University Park campus, Penn State’s College of Information Sciences and Technology and College of Engineering collaborated to host a series of events aimed at teaching, motivating and inspiring the next generation of tech entrepreneurs. The week featured talks from startup founders, including many Penn State alumni. For more information on Penn State Startup Week, visit startupweek.psu.edu.

Last Updated April 24, 2017