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Wilkes-Barre Connect Spotlight

Wilkes-Barre Connect Spotlight

Tuesday, March 21, 2023 (5:00 PM - 7:30 PM) (EDT)


Where do great ideas come from? 

Curious as to how entrepreneurs come up with revolutionary ideas? Join us on March 21st from 5-7 pm to engage with a panel of experts who will share their stories and expertise on where great ideas come from. Following the panel, participants will be able to participate in an activity to generate on-the-spot ideas within teams. Prizes will be given to those teams who develop the most creative ideas.  

Our Speakers!

  • Ryan Hnat, Owner of Northeast Art Project (NEAP)
  • Krista SchneiderTechnical Advisor at Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program (PennTAP) 
  • Kristopher Jones, Growth Marketing Strategist to Funded Startups, pre-IPO, and Publicly Traded Enterprise Businesses - Pepperjam / eBay Enterprises Founder

The Spotlight program features quarterly events that provide an opportunity for industry leaders and entrepreneurs in NEPA to meet, discuss and identify potential partnerships. Each event features a fifteen-minute presentation from an entrepreneur with regional ties, as well as shorter spotlights featuring local entrepreneurs, students, and non-profits. Spotlight is a Wilkes-Barre Connect program coordinated by the Diamond City Partnership and sponsored by Penn State Wilkes-Barre, through the Invent Penn State initiative.

About Wilkes-Barre Connect: The Wilkes-Barre Connect program helps businesses grow in NEPA. Powered by the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Business & Industry, Connect features partnerships among the Small Business Development Center at Wilkes University, the Diamond City Partnership, the Institute for Public Policy & Economic Development at Wilkes University, Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania, the Family Business Alliance at Wilkes University, and the Allan P. Kirby Center for Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship at Wilkes University. Wilkes-Barre Connect is housed in Wilkes-Barre’s T.H.I.N.K Center, a space made possible by the Invent Penn State initiative. For more information about the Wilkes-Barre Connect Program please visit


This event is free to attend. Registration is required. 

THINK Center
7 S Main Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 United States
Event Contact
Michaela Grundowski
(570) 408-1721
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Tuesday, March 21, 2023 (5:00 PM - 7:30 PM) (EDT)
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