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Aug. 09, 2017

Happy Valley LaunchBox graduates summer 2017 startup cohort

Happy Valley LaunchBox hosted a community event for five startups graduating from its business startup accelerator program on Aug. 8 in downtown State College. The graduates joined more than 30 other startups that have gone through the accelerator since it opened in February 2016.

Jun. 05, 2017

Happy Valley LaunchBox graduates six startups from accelerator program

Happy Valley LaunchBox graduated six startups from its business startup accelerator program on April 26 at its space in downtown State College. The graduates join 25 other companies that have gone through the accelerator since Happy Valley LaunchBox opened in February 2016.

Apr. 12, 2017

Invent Penn State’s Fund For Innovation helps start seven new ventures

A little less than two years after the launch of the Fund for Innovation, Invent Penn State has backed nearly 50 emerging Penn State technologies and has provided startup funding to promising new ventures that were born out of the program.

Apr. 10, 2017

Penn State Startup Week set for April 17-21 on University Park campus

More than 85 events are set to engage enterprising students with entrepreneurial leaders during Penn State Startup Week, beginning April 17.

Mar. 29, 2017

Invent Penn State innovation hubs connect startups with student talent

New innovation hubs in 13 Penn State campus communities are successfully supporting early-stage startups. In the process, they have discovered an unanticipated benefit to the program: an abundant source of hands-on student internships that enhance success for startups and students.

Mar. 10, 2017

‘What’sPoppin’ app connects students to events to help shape college experience

Joseph Kitonga knows the secret to creating lifelong memories in Happy Valley. Beyond all the classes and related coursework, he said there’s an entire community to be accessed.

Mar. 10, 2017

What’sPoppin app connects students to events to help shape college experience

Joseph Kitonga knows the secret to creating lifelong memories in Happy Valley. Beyond all the classes and related coursework, he said there’s an entire community to be accessed.

Jan. 12, 2017

Applications for Happy Valley LaunchBox’s spring accelerator due Jan. 20

Happy Valley LaunchBox is accepting applications for its spring 2017 startup accelerator program. Interested startups may apply online to participate in the 10-week program. Applications for the spring program remain open until 5 p.m. on Jan. 20.

Jan. 11, 2017

Lion LaunchPad to offer student entrepreneurs Special Living Option in fall 2017

In the fall of 2017, Penn State will launch a new Special Living Option (SLO) at University Park for students interested in innovation and entrepreneurship. Called Lion LaunchPad Special Living Option, the program will offer a unique living experience for up to 20 incoming freshmen in its inaugural year.

Events

5 startups complete our 5th Accelerator program

Aug. 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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Summer Speaker Series

Jun. 08, 2017

Learn from experts (and eat some lunch). Our Summer Speaker Series features experts and experienced entrepreneurs who share tips, tools, and actionable advice to help you engage customers, add value, and ...

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“The Investment” competition. PennTAP supports student startups.

Apr. 13, 2017

Six student startup teams competed last weekend for $30,000 in seed funding provided through the PennTAP Inc. U program. Mod Zero, Musical Minds, Phospholutions, Rain Reality, Reflexion, and Securo pitched in ...

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