York College of PA student earns funding for business from Weinstock Student Venture Investment Fund

York College of PA student earns funding for business from Weinstock Student Venture Investment Fund


YORK, Pa. – Kaitlin Dannenberg of Mechanicsburg, a sophomore environmental horticulture major at York College, is the most recent recipient of funding from the College’s Weinstock Student Venture Investment Fund. Dannenberg's company, KRAM, is developing innovative new systems for home hydroponics that allow individuals to legally grow medical marijuana, in their own home, at a significant savings compared to other sources. 


The Weinstock Student Venture Investment Fund, a program of York College’s J.D. Brown Center for Entrepreneurship, is specifically designed to help York College students take their business from idea to implementation through funding, education, mentorship, and strategic networking opportunities. Norm Weinstock, 1958 York College graduate and founder of the Weinstock Student Venture Investment Fund, believes Dannenberg has expertise and drive to make her business a success.


“Kaitlin had an extremely well-thought-out presentation and delivered it with exceptional poise,” says Weinstock. “She certainly deserves the funding and support from the Weinstock Student Venture Investment Fund.”


Dannenberg has only just finished her first year at York College, but already she is making an impact. Charles MacVean, Ph.D., Dean of the Kinsley School of Engineering, Sciences and Technology, notes Dannenberg’s intelligence and enthusiasm as keys to her success.

“Kaitlin is one of the students in the inaugural freshman class for the new Environmental Horticulture major. She is a very bright and driven student, and her enthusiasm about plants is contagious,” says MacVean. “We are so lucky to have Kaitlin with us to share her enthusiasm and entrepreneurship.” 


About the J.D. Brown Center:

The J.D. Brown Center for Entrepreneurship serves to link the region’s entrepreneurial community with the knowledge and resources of York College through our early-stage incubator, student engagement, and campus and community programs. For more information, please contact Oscar Winters, Associate Director of Entrepreneur Programs and Engagement: 717-815-6639 or owinters@ycp.edu.


Established in 1787, York College of Pennsylvania is a private, four-year college located in the city of York, a hub of arts and industry between Baltimore and Philadelphia. Housed on 190 picturesque acres, the College is known for its focus on experiential learning and community engagement, serving over 3,500 undergraduate and 400+ graduate students in more than 70 baccalaureate majors, along with 30+ professional graduate degree and certificate programs. Deeply rooted in the liberal arts and recognized for excellence in its professional business, education, engineering, and nursing programs, York is ranked among the nation’s Best Value Schools by U.S. News. The College’s robust recreation and athletics program is among the best in the region, and is home to 24 NCAA III Division sports teams and 30+ intramural sports. A Princeton Review Best Northeastern College, York prides itself on its experienced, engaged faculty; its high-impact and student-centric philosophy; and its long-standing commitment

to affordability and accessibility.

Contact:  Mary Dolheimer, Chief Communications Officer

717-815-1584, 717-577-0810 (cell) or mdolheim@ycp.edu