Episode 17 — Marc Kramer, President of Best Business Minds


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Looking to become an entrepreneur or just simply interested in entrepreneurship? Listen to today's episode of The People of Penn State!
Marc Kramer '91, President of The Best Business Minds and host of a podcast of the same name joins the show to discuss his early days as an entrepreneur, founding the country's first organized investor angel network in 1989, his work through Penn State's Technology Development Center, and more.
Marc has also written six business books published by major publishers McGraw Hill, Prentice Hall, Entrepreneur Press and Adams Media. His Best Business Minds podcast now has listeners from 61 countries since starting the show in March 2020.

Visit The Best Business Minds website to listen to episodes today!
0:00 — Alma Mater Verse #1
0:23 — Intro
2:10 — Becoming a Penn Stater
4:32 — Getting started in entrepreneurship
6:24 — Ad Read
7:18 — Attending West Virginia
8:35 — Memories of West Virginia/Penn State Football matchups
10:10 — Sports writing days
12:25 — Taking a different career path
17:20 — Penn State Technology Development Center
20:42 — Angel Venture Fair
22:20 — The role of investors
24:10 — Being intentional about helping others
27:25 — The podcast boom
32:15 — Best Business Minds podcast
35:22 — Lightning round Q&A
38:48 — Outro
39:43 — Alma Mater Verse #2
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