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Summer Founders Program

The 2018 Summer Founders program, in partnership with Happy Valley LaunchBox, gives Penn State teams $10,000 each to work on their startup, social good, or non-profit idea for the summer.

  • Bi-weekly mentoring sessions with experienced entrepreneurs
  • Weekly dinners with other founders, local business leaders, and industry experts
  • 24×7 access to the LaunchBox and space in one of our team rooms, with free Wi-Fi, coffee, and printing

Participants must commit to working in State College, PA for the summer (May 16th through August 8th). Participants must also commit to working full-time on their funded project and not take any other internships, jobs, or classes.

 

This program is best for early stage entrepreneurs who are willing to work full-time on their ventures.

KEY DATES:

  • Feb 22nd (midnight) – applications close
  • Feb 26th-27th – team interviews
  • Feb 28th – selected teams notified

MEETING DATES:

  • March 19th – team kickoff dinner
  • May 16th – Aug 1st – weekly dinners
  • Aug 8th – Demo Day
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Looking for $10K to jump start your venture? The Summer Founders Program may be a great opportunity.