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Fab Lab Bootcamp: Connecting the Dots for Cross Campus Entrepreneurship

 Upcoming Bootcamp Date: 

November 10th - 12th, 2016

$1,250 for NACCE Members and $1,495 for Non-members


Northampton Community College (Bethlehem, PA)


 Deans, Entrepreneurship Directors, Faculty, Vice Presidents


Jeff Boerner, Fab Lab Program Manager, Northampton Community College 

Steve Boerner, President, Hatch House Ventures

Hotel Accommodations: Sands Hotel

Wednesday, November 9th - $135

Thursday, November 10th - $135

Friday, November 11th - $179

Please call to confirm your room reservation(s). Contact the Reservation’s Department at 877-726-3777 and be sure to reference our Group Code GNC1116.  Please do NOT make your reservations online, as you will not be offered the discounted room rate.

Community Colleges across the country are implementing programs in entrepreneurship. Fab Labs can be an important catalyst to drive those programs forward. The goal of the workshop is to help attendees see how to start, build and/or sustain a Fab Lab that will greatly enhance an entrepreneurship program.  Attendees will learn of the community that will inevitably build around a successful Fab Lab. Every person who attends the workshop will leave with a plan of action and a comprehensive tool kit for creating excitement for Innovation and Entrepreneurship by utilizing the Fab Lab environment.


Jeffrey Boerner's Bio

Jeffrey Boerner is the Program Director of NCC's Fab Lab.  He came to Northampton in 2011 after having been president and owner of a successful architectural woodworking company in Bucks County for 27 years.

Jeffrey graduated from Millersville University with an Industrial Arts degree. Through his foundational background in IA and his years of manufacturing experience, Jeffrey has been instrumental in growing the Fab lab into a diverse program filled with the latest technologies as well as many old world specialties. Jeffrey sold his business in 2007 and then followed his dream of writing a novel. In 2010 his novel, GoneAway, was published and in 2011 was optioned for film by a prominent Los Angeles production company.

In 2004 Boerner earned his 50 ton Coast Guard Captains License. In 2006, from the Upper Bucks County Chamber, he was awarded the Colonel Holt Business Owner of the Year Award. In 2013 he was the recipient of NCC's Excellence in Non-Credit Instruction Award and that same year he accepted the Pennsylvania Fine Arts Award on behalf of the Fab Lab.

Boerner was named Fab Lab Program Director in November of 2013 and began the process of reorganizing the Fab Lab to include over 70 courses, 22 new instructors, and over a thousand additional square feet of lab space.  The future is bright for the NCC Fab Lab as it forges ahead to the 2018 opening of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Steve Boerner's Bio

Steve is President of Hatch House Ventures, a growing network of university ­affiliated startup incubators with locations in Bethlehem, PA, University of Delaware, and Rowan University with several more opening in 2017. Through the process of working closely with these organizations, Hatch House
Ventures expanded into designing and selling software solutions designed to further the impact higher-education entrepreneurship programs have on young startups.

Steve is an Adjunct Professor of Practice at University of Delaware's Horn School of Entrepreneurship, is the Hatch House Director at Rowan University, and an avid public speaker on numerous topics around entrepreneurship. His life's work is focused on economic development through the impacts his company has on the next generation of startups and small businesses.

Steve received a Bachelor's of Science in Organizational Leadership from the University of Delaware and a Master's of Engineering in Technical Entrepreneurship from Lehigh University.

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