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Apr. 18, 2018

Happy Valley LaunchBox hosts demo day for six startups

Happy Valley LaunchBox powered by PNC Bank hosted a demo event April 11 at its facility in downtown State College for six startups that completed its inaugural 20-week FastTrack Accelerator program.

Feb. 26, 2018

Startup success: Bedbug treatment developed at Penn State shows market appeal

A new, safe treatment for bedbugs developed by Penn State entomologist Nina Jenkins already is seeing a strong sales response from pest application professionals in the few months since it hit the market.

Feb. 26, 2018

Bedbug treatment sees strong sales response

A new, safe treatment for bedbugs developed by Penn State entomologist Nina Jenkins already is seeing a strong sales response from pest application professionals in the few months since it hit the market.

Jan. 22, 2018

President’s remarks on PNC Bank’s $1M investment in Happy Valley LaunchBox

A $1 million investment by PNC Bank announced today (Jan. 22) will support Happy Valley LaunchBox, one of 17 Penn State-affiliated entrepreneurial spaces located across the Commonwealth. As part of the new partnership, Penn State President Eric Barron also announced a name change for the entrepreneurial center in State College, and said PNC’s vision and support will help to inspire and advance innovation and entrepreneurship in Pennsylvania.

Jan. 12, 2018

Summer Founders Program offering $10,000 to accelerate Penn State startups

The 2018 Summer Founders Program will provide Penn State entrepreneurial teams with $10,000 to work on their startup, social good or nonprofit idea full time in State College over the summer. Applications open Feb. 1.

Dec. 11, 2017

Student entrepreneurs share why ‘nothing is ever a failure’

A group of six Penn State student entrepreneurs addressed their peers as part of a panel discussion in IST 237, a class focused on digital entrepreneurship.

Dec. 11, 2017

Student entrepreneurs share why ‘nothing is ever a failure’

A group of six Penn State student entrepreneurs addressed their peers as part of a panel discussion in IST 237, a class focused on digital entrepreneurship.

Nov. 08, 2017

President’s blog: ‘Raise the Song’ in praise of University’s successes

In his latest blog post, Penn State President Eric J. Barron highlights the University’s many successes over the last year and champions “the amazing students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends who are contributing so much to our world.”

Nov. 02, 2017

GEW Penn State orchestrates town and gown events for entrepreneurs

Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) Penn State is set to bring entrepreneurs from campus and community together the week of Nov. 12–16. GEW Penn State events will take place on 15 Commonwealth Campuses, including University Park, and aim to connect entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, policy makers and start-up champions around the world.

Events

Spring Speaker Series: Best practices in an online world

Feb. 21, 2018

Great experts with great advice (and we provide lunch). Our Spring Speaker Series kicks off Feb 28th. We’re featuring experts with actionable advice about best practices in our highly connected digital ...

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Startups visit Schreyer House

Oct. 02, 2017

Innovation Hub startups show off their companies. President Barron invited 5 startups from around the Commonwealth to pitch their ideas as part of his tailgate for Saturday’s Penn State game. Each ...

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Fall Speaker Series

Sep. 18, 2017

Experts provide actionable advice (and we provide lunch). Our Fall Speaker Series kicks off Oct 4th and includes 4 great topics with 4 experts who will provide you with actionable advice ...

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Looking for $10K to jump start your venture? The Summer Founders Program may be a great opportunity.