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December 8, 2017- Thirty students from 10 local high schools and home schools attended the inaugural Entrepreneurship Institute held recently at King’s College.  The event was organized by tecBridge and supported by grants from nine local organizations, including the William G. McGowan Charitable Trust and King’s.

Students participated in structured learning sessions, entrepreneur interaction, and hands-on business planning workshops. Educators included entrepreneurship professors from Marywood University and King's in addition to guest entrepreneurs representing King's, East Stroudsburg University, Wilkes, Penn State Hazleton, and Marywood.

All participating students were presented $4,000 scholarships to King’s College.

The winning team from Hazleton Academy of Sciences presented on their idea of an advanced water filtration system for removing prescription drugs from potable water streams. 

Members of the winning team were Ashliegh Rusnock, second from left; Samori Galan, and Robert Jackson.  Also pictured at far left is Donald Webster, Executive Director tecBridge.  Pictured second from right is Mark Leffler, assistant technical professor of management and the Angelo P. DeCesaris Executive-in-Residence at King’s. Pictured at far right is Dr. Christopher Speicher, Marywood University, Director of the Entrepreneurship Program.