Dennis Hummer has spent more than 20 years in the construction and hospitality industries and brings executive management, product branding, and corporate ownership experience to the Bucknell SBDC. He provides confidential counseling at no fee to entrepreneurs looking to navigate the complexities of business ownership. Whether it's a new start-up or an existing business, he guides clients in designing sound business plans, creating effective marketing strategies, and identifying potential funding sources. Focusing on a clear path to profitability, he utilizes the resources of the PASBDC network and Bucknell University in helping clients take business ideas from concept to creation. Dennis manages StartupLewisburg, Bucknell University's home for innovators, start-ups, and entrepreneurs in downtown Lewisburg. He helps incubator member firms to identify and pursue funding, and to develop relationships with Bucknell University as they use innovative technology to advance new services and products to market. Dennis earned a BA in Economics from the University of Pittsburgh and has completed the Business Incubation Management Certificate Program through the International Business Innovation Association (InBIA).