Pete Gulick will share how he overcame financial challenges as an undergraduate and hurdled some of the biggest barriers that entrepreneurs face. He will discuss his business, product, international launch, and his perseverance through the developmental stages.
Entrepreneurship: Is it in you?
Free presentation at LHU for aspiring entrepreneurs
March 19, 201
Are you ready for the challenges of becoming an entrepreneur? Pete Gulick, inventor, entrepreneur, and president/CEO of a successful international company, will share his experiences and offer practical advice in a free public presentation at Lock Haven University. Mr. Gulick’s lecture and discussion will be at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11th, in the Greenberg Auditorium, Health Professions Building, on the LHU campus.
As an LHU Entrepreneurship Lecture Series speaker, Pete Gulick will address the question, “Entrepreneurship: Is it for you?” He will share how he overcame financial challenges as an undergraduate and hurdled some of the biggest barriers that entrepreneurs face. He will discuss his business, product, international launch, and his perseverance through the developmental stages.
In addition to making this free public presentation, Gulick will also be a guest speaker in an LHU business administration class, where he will address the subject of financing.
“Entrepreneurs are perhaps the most unique individuals in the World,” says Gulick. “If it weren’t for entrepreneurs in every facet of life, the world may still be thought of as flat, communication would be limited instead of limitless, and the modern conveniences we take for granted may not even exist.”
Gulick is president and CEO of Scorpion Security Products. He founded Scorpion Security Products in response to what he saw as a clear need for a new kind of retail security device for the booming handheld electronics industry. For over 20 years, Gulick worked as a Senior Officer for several large companies in the retail store display and fixture industry, where his emphasis was on building displays for the telecommunications and consumer electronics industries. In 2005, he began developing a security device that was not only more secure than other mechanical devices, but universal as well. In 2008, after 3 years developing the Scorpion, he launched Scorpion Security Products. Currently Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon, AT&T, Best Buy and other large retailers around the world have purchased and use Scorpion Security Products for their in-line security needs.
As Gulick knows from his own experience, being an entrepreneur is not for the faint hearted. “Running your own business takes nerves of steel,” he says. “Building and sustaining a business is a day-in, day-out battle between uncertainty and will power. Your ability to persevere through prolonged periods of risk and manage the stress that comes with it is as important to your company’s survival, as well as your own, as any business decision you’ll have to make along the way. However, being an entrepreneur is a journey that will provide education, exhilaration, and satisfaction of knowing you ventured into territory few dare to go.”
Dr. Cori Myers, associate professor and chair of the Business Administration, Computer Science and Information Technology department, is excited about Gulick’s ability to provide up-and-coming business persons with practical advice on entrepreneurship, product development and raising capital. “Mr. Gulick’s chronicle of taking a business idea and turning it into an international success will inspire would-be entrepreneurs and provide tips to those already in business,” she said. “He emphasizes the importance of perseverance in all aspects of business and life, and gives practical advice about facing and overcoming challenges.”
Pete Gulick is an inventor, serial entrepreneur, motivated leader and avid sportsman. He is also a highly-trained sales professional and his story is included in the book, “The Greatest Sales Story by the World’s Best Sales People.” He is an accomplished body builder and race car driver, and was appointed a Kentucky Colonel in 1992 for his creation of jobs in Clay County, Kentucky through effective sales and growth of the company he represented at that time.
A native of central Pennsylvania, Gulick is the first in his family to earn a college degree. A former Lock Haven University football player, he played semi-professional football for the 1984 national champion Scranton Eagles MPFA football team.
He has been married to Jill Gulick for 21 years and they are the proud parents of two sons, Grant and Coleman Gulick. Grant is an All-American golfer attending the University of Scranton and Coleman is a professional race car driver in the United States Auto Club.
Pete Gulick’s presentation is sponsored by Lock Haven University’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Venter and the Lock Haven Small Business Development Center.
For more information, contact Dr. Cori Myers at 570-484-2274 or email@example.com