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5 startups complete our 5th Accelerator program

August 13, 2017

Five new startups joined the 26 others who have successfully completed our 10-week Accelerator program. This group was the most diverse group of participants to date. Founders included 5 community ...

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Senator Toomey visits the LaunchBox

August 4, 2017

We were pleased to host Senator Toomey and President Barron today at the LaunchBox. Senator Toomey was interested in learning more about the Invent Penn State Initiative and our growing ...

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10 common startup mistakes: #3 my friends = great cofounders

August 4, 2017

The third installment of a 10 post series on common startup mistakes. Mistake 1, 2. Friend or co-founder, or both? Are there examples where best friends have started and run a successful ...

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Project Vive wins Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge (& $100K)

July 5, 2017

As one of 1,100 entries from 450 universities around the world, Project Vive took home the grand prize of $100,000 in the inaugural Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge. The aim of ...

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10 common startup mistakes: #2 everyone = my customer

June 23, 2017

The second installment of a 10 post series on common startup mistakes. Mistake 1, 2, 3. No one sells to everyone. Especially startups. While it may be exciting to think about selling ...

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Prepare to Launch

June 22, 2017

We always love it when we get articles written about our amazing startups. Five of our startups were recently profiled in both Penn State’s Research magazine and in the Penn ...

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From 1000 applicants to 15 finalists: Project Vive finalist in Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge

June 12, 2017

Project Vive, a fall 2016 graduate of the LaunchBox Accelerator, continues to be recognized for their innovation and passion to help others through their technology-based solution. Giving a voice to the ...

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4 new innovation hubs to open in PA

June 12, 2017

Our Ecosystem is Growing You may, or may not, know that Happy Valley LaunchBox is one of a number of innovation hubs across the Commonwealth funded by President Barron’s Invent Penn ...

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10 common startup mistakes

June 8, 2017

About this blog post series… I was recently asked to give a talk at a conference about my work with startups. In thinking about what to talk about, I realized that ...

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