Berks holds Global Entrepreneurship Week, sponsored by the Langan LaunchBox

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READING, Pa. — As part of Global Entrepreneurship Week, Penn State Berks will hold a variety of events, including two off-campus events, offered through the Langan LaunchBox. Both events are free and open to the general public.

On Tuesday, Nov. 6, Dr. Luis Escobar will present “Food As Medicine: An Innovative Approach to Health Improvement from an International Perspective.” This will be an informative session on how health can be transformed through diet. The event will take place from 4 to 5 p.m. in room 111 of the  Penn State Health St. Joseph Downtown Campus. The presentation will be delivered in English and Spanish.

Escobar is a vocational doctor, entrepreneur, researcher and lover of new health technologies, and is medical director at Clinica Marazuela, Universidad Complutense de Madrid. He is the son of an endocrinologist, and he and his father have previously published a book together about the Mediterranean Diet, obesity, the prevention of cardiovascular risk factors, and the importance of eating habits on long-term health.

The second event, on Wednesday, Nov. 14, is a panel discussion by current entrepreneurs working with virtual reality, augmented reality, and gaming in the entertainment, instructional training, and Esports industries. “Meetup-VR, AR and Gaming-Creating a Business” will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the GoggleWorks Center for the Arts at 201 Washington St. in Reading, Pennsylvania.

For more information on these events sponsored by the Langan LaunchBox, contact Solange Israel-Mintz, project manager, entrepreneurial and business initiatives, at 610-396-6222 or [email protected].

Read more about Global Entrepreneurship Week at Penn State Berks.

About the Invent Penn State and the Langan LaunchBox

Invent Penn State is a $30 million Commonwealth-wide initiative to spur economic development, job creation and student success, launched in 2015 by Penn State President Eric J. Barron. The initiative has provided seed grant funding for the development of innovation hubs at Penn State campuses. Penn State Berks, in partnership with Penn State Health St. Joseph, received two Invent Penn State grants, leading to the creation of the Langan LaunchBox. Its goals include enhancing community and industry relationships, promoting entrepreneurship among Penn State Berks students, and providing resources that encourage entrepreneurship across diverse populations in the City of Reading.