Speaker to share his entrepreneurial journey during York LaunchBox program

Penn State York celebrates Global Entrepreneurship Week
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The York LaunchBox, hosted virtually, began offering cost-free services in September, and is a hub connecting the York, Hanover, Lancaster, and surrounding ares entrepreneurs to the support and resources they need to build a sustainable and scalable business with a viable plan for growth.

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YORK, Pa. — Celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), Nov. 16-20, when the York LaunchBox presents Paige Wingert, CEO of L2 Brands, in a virtual presentation at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17. The question-and-answer session, at 5 p.m. via Zoom, is free and open to the public.

Wingert will share his story and his entrepreneurial journey and provide actionable advice.

Raised in Hanover, Pennsylvania, Wingert attended Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, where he earned a degree in business, and then went on to earn a juris doctor degree from Penn State Dickinson Law.

Paige Wingert

Paige Wingert, CEO of L2 Brands, is the featured speaker for the York LaunchBox on Wednesday, Nov. 18, at 5 p.m., in celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), Nov. 16-20.  The program is free and open to the public.

Credit: Photo courtesy of Paige Wingert

Wingert began his career in 1992 when he co-founded Legacy with his then roommate, Mark Landgren.  The duo decided to pursue the idea of designing and selling vintage-inspired collegiate baseball hats and soon their apartment-based venture was consuming more time and passion than law school. After graduating, Wingert realized that his heart was set on pursuing their business, not practicing law.

In 2000, Wingert served as the sole owner and president of Legacy and guided his business  through numerous product and sales channel expansion. Hear more about the twists and turns of his company’s development and growth during this presentation. There will also be time to ask questions.

For more information about virtual events or to register for this event, contact Beth Brennan at [email protected] or call 717-771-8407.  All those who register will receive a Zoom link on Nov. 16, for the event the next day.  Register here.

The York LaunchBox, powered by Penn State, opened virtually in September.  York LaunchBox is open to both community members and those affiliated with Penn State York. No affiliation with Penn State is necessary to access resources.

Upcoming events (via Zoom)

Navigating SBIR Grants — December 2020 (time and date TBA)

Kelly Wylam, director of Innovation Partnership, will discuss how to access Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants through the Ben Franklin Partnership.

About York Launchbox

York LaunchBox is a signature program of the Invent Penn State initiative and one of 21 innovation hubs located in Penn State campus communities across Pennsylvania. Learn more at the York LaunchBox website; contact Allan Lehman at [email protected]; or call 717-771-8408.

The Invent Penn State initiative was launched in 2015 by Penn State President Eric Barron and is aimed at driving job creation, economic development and student career success by connecting aspiring entrepreneurs to those who can help bring their ideas to the marketplace. Find more resources at invent.psu.edu.