CAN BE offers mentoring services to individuals entering entrepreneurship competitions

In its role as CAN DO’s entrepreneurial development arm, CAN BE’s mission has always been to foster entrepreneurship and new venture development in Greater Hazleton.

With entrepreneurship and innovative thinking growing throughout the area, CAN BE continues to expand the ways it serves as a primary business development support system for entrepreneurs.

In addition to working with CAN BE Innovation Center clients and independent business owners, CAN BE also provides mentoring services to individuals entering entrepreneurship competitions.

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CAN DO completes major upgrade project to the CAN BE Innovation Center

CAN DO recently utilized a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture to complete facility upgrades at its CAN BE Innovation Center in the Valmont Industrial Park. The project marked the first time major aesthetic modifications have been made to the 14,000 square-foot facility since opening in 2005.

As part of the funds invested, CAN DO used an $83,750 grant, received from the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Business Development grant program, to purchase furniture, fixtures and equipment for the project. The furniture was purchased from Muzo, a company CAN DO had recruited from the UK, who recently announced an expansion to relocate their global headquarters and manufacturing operations to 360 Kiwanis Blvd in Valmont Industrial Park.

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CAN BE partnering to present Intro to Intellectual Property webinar

intro IP Webinar webCAN BE, in collaboration with The Hazleton Innovation Collaborative (THInC) and other partners, will present an Introduction to Intellectual Property webinar on Thursday, February 4, at 1 p.m.

Frank Vito, founder of Vito Law, and Stephen Seach Jr., patent practitioner, will present a webinar discussing the four major types of intellectual property, with a special appearance from the Penn State University Intellectual Property Clinic.

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