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How the Government shutdown is effecting Enterreneurship




InnoSpark, a non for profit corporation registered in Pennsylvania, has been established by University’s Entrepreneur in Residence to provide mentoring and seed capital for Harrisburg University affiliated students, alumni and friends to start and expand value added, entrepreneurial companies in the Central Pennsylvania region. This activity will be discussed during the 2013 graduation period, May 8-10, by the Entrepreneur in Residence, Prof Edgar Harrell, the 2012 MGMT 580 class and interested faculty and students. For details on time, location and agenda, email eharrell47@comcast.net or call Prof Harrell at 301-980-4203.

Prof Harrell

Meet with Mr. Joyce, President of Versatile Inc.

About Versatile Inc.

Versatile provides business solutions that enable companies to improve sales, marketing and distribution of their products. Versatile also provides information technology services for the implementation, maintenance and security of mission-critical computer environments. Versatile has the ability to architect solutions involving both proprietary and third party components. For more information: www.versatile.com.

Mr. Bob Joyce, President of Versatile

Mr. Joyce has been President of Versatile Mobile Systems, Inc., Versatile Mobile Systems (Europe) Limited and Perfect Order Acquisition Corporation of Versatile Mobile Systems Canada Inc. Mr. Joyce has responsibility for overseeing global operations on behalf of Versatile group. Mr. Joyce was previously the President and CEO of Perfect Order from 1998 to 2004. During this period, sales grew from US$15 million to more than US$50 million. Currently, Mr. Joyce sits on the Board of Directors of Harrisburg University.

Mr. Bill Kratze, Chief Interactive Architect

Mr. Kratze’s expertise includes server and rich client side java technology, web technology (javascript, html5, css), and mobile technology (ios, and mobile web). He loves working with Linux, UNIX, and MacOSX. His other areas of interest include Big Data (NoSQL and Hadoop) and mobile application design.


Bob and Bill will talk entrepreneurship and technology with us.


12:00 PM – 1:00 PM, Room 1258@HU.

March 29th, Friday.

Free Pizza!!


Information about Startup Weekend (in general):  http://startupweekend.org/
Startup Weekend Lancaster event: http://lancaster.startupweekend.org/
The LinkedIn group is a great way to stay in touch with what’s going on with regard to StartupPA, events, etc.,

With Apple, What A Difference A Week Makes

You know the drill, Apple posts a record $54.5 billion in revenue…

…and the stock tanks 10 percent in after-hours trading! What doest that mean??

Read: http://techcrunch.com/2013/01/23/long-aapl/


HU to Sponsor Affiliated Entrepreneurs!!

HU Entrepreneur Club Advisor, Prof Edgar Harrell, and Michael Hund, Esq., Partner, McNees  Wallace & Nurick, LLC, established a PA. registered non for profit corporation, InnoSpark, Inc, to provide mentoring assistance and initial start-capital to HU affiliated entrepreneurs including students. Application forms and procedures are being drafted.

Founder Institute, San Francisco, will graduate a new class of training of start-up company CEOs on February 4, 2013. Harrisburg University is a sponsor of the Founder Institute Washington DC program. Ten participants in that session met for a full day at HU with students in MGMT 580 class on New Models of Innovation on December 1, 2012 to share business ideas and practice pitches to potential investors.

Parking Solution Provider Streetline Gets $25M Investment

Streetline, a Foster City, Calif.-based company that works directly with cities to embed sensors in parking spaces, is announcing today that it has closed $25 million in Series C financing led by True Ventures and Qualcomm Ventures, on top of $15 million it raised a year ago.

read more: http://allthingsd.com/20130110/streetline-gets-25m-to-solve-parking/

Can mobile developers find a way to make paid apps work at scale?


What would you do if you developed a successful mobile application product and want to make money? Would you make it free for download or charge for it? And how are you going to price it? That’s a question.

read more: http://www.theverge.com/2013/1/7/3835724/the-price-of-apps

Entrepreneurs meet to test drive ideas

Entrepreneur Edwin Schmierer, co-founder of QuumeHarrisburg University and Founders Institute students gather to bounce ideas and get expert advice. Visit PennLive for a Photo Gallery of the event.



At right, Patriot-News photog Paul Chaplin captures entrepreneur Edwin Schmierer, co-founder of Quume during the Pitch Camp in Harrisburg.

Jobs Act

Start-up companies will have greater and quicker access to early stage financing. The sources of these funds, crowd fianncing, must have a research capability to provide credibity to inexperienced investers.