Tuesday, November 14 • 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Flipping the Story: Using Entrepreneurial Thinking to Turn a Challenge into a Positive Outcome

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Join us as a panel of alumni and Penn State faculty and staff share their compelling stories of how they faced challenges and used entrepreneurial thinking to ‘Flip the Story.’ Erin Weidemann — keynote speaker at the Business of Positive Change luncheon — will moderate a discussion with this diversely experienced panel. Kevin Snider, Chancellor of the New Kensington Commonwealth campus will share how entrepreneurship is helping to flip the story of a rust belt community; Aaron Lamphere (2015) will share how he is helping to change the story of underserved youth with the software startup he co-founded in the D.C. area;  Leslie Laing, Director of Adult Learner Programs and Services in Student Affairs, will describe how she faced a life challenge that eventually led to her role at Penn State, advocating for adult learners who are flipping their own stories and finally, Farnese Motto will share how her background and life changing trip to Tanzania pushed her to create her start-up non-profit, LFCI. She will also share what her goals and objectives are in order to flip the lives of the young girls she plans to help. 

Come, listen, and perhaps share your own ‘Flipped Story.’


Watch live on Facebook.com/InventPennState.


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Erin Weidemann

Co-Founder, Bible Belles
Erin Weidemann is a teacher turned entrepreneur. Co-founder of Bible Belles, an international multimedia company, Erin is also host of the award-winning podcast, Heroes For Her. She is a former member of the Penn State women's softball team, a nationally recognized speaker, and... Read More →

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Leslie Laing

Director, Penn State Adult Learner Programs and Services for Student Affairs
Leslie Laing has nearly 15 years of experience in higher education. She presently serves as the Director for Adult Learner Programs and Services for Student Affairs at Penn State, University Park. She earned both her Bachelor's Degree in Humanities with Magna Cum Laude distinction... Read More →
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Aaron Lamphere

Co-Founder, Lab 29
Aaron Lamphere graduated in the Fall of 2015 with a B.S. in Management and focused on Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He works for an online educational startup called Thinkful and co-founded a nonprofit called Lab 29. Since graduating, he has focused on working with startups in the educational sector. Thanks to GEW at Penn State, which he attended every year from 2012 through 2015, he was able to see other individuals like himself making an impact on the world through entrepreneurship.  He will s... Read More →
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Farnese Motto

Founder, Lead for Change International (LFCI)
Farnese Motto moved from Cameroon, Africa to the United States 13 years ago. She studied biobehavioral health at the Pennsylvania State University, where she graduated in 2016. She has recently worked at Planned Parenthood Virginia PAC as a data assistant and helped lobby on behalf... Read More →
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Kevin Snider

Chancellor, Penn State New Kensington
Dr. Kevin Snider has served as Chancellor of Penn State New Kensington since 2008. Under his leadership, PSNK has become a campus known for innovation, student centeredness, community engagement, and excellence. As a driver of major initiatives in k-12 education and economic development... Read More →

Tuesday November 14, 2017 2:30pm - 3:45pm EST
Happy Valley LaunchBox 224 South Allen Street, State College