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Farrell Center for Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The Farrell Center was formed in 1992 through an endowment from Michael J. Farrell. The center has three major roles within the Smeal College of Business: creation and management of educational programs in corporate innovation and entrepreneurship; research; and outreach. The center's mission is to contribute to and interpret the best in academic research in the fields of entrepreneurship including innovation and knowledge management, and to translate this into actionable best practices in the commercial and government sectors. Entrepreneurship is treated as a fundamental management discipline that can be applied at any enterprise scale, from start-ups to global corporations. Of particular interest is the role of entrepreneurism in networks of corporations as well as in so-called virtual corporations where the interfaces between existing enterprises become blurred.

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Entrepreneurial Events

How to Start a Business While Working Full-Time
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Location: Smeal Alumni Career Services Life Long Learning Webinar


Impact Smeal Day
Friday October 2, 2015
Location: Business Building – University Park, PA

3 Day Startup
November 6th from 5:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. and November 7th and 8th from 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Location: Forest Resources Building