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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.

Sep. 05, 2017

Student builds custom shoe business layer by thermoplastic layer

Using state-of-the-art technology, former Penn State Altoona student Nick Unis is turning his dream of creating and selling custom-made footwear into a reality.

Sep. 01, 2017

Penn State’s NSF I-Corps program seeks applications by Sept. 15 and Oct. 15

The National Science Foundation has joined in supporting Penn State’s goal of taking more of its discoveries to market by awarding Penn State a five-year, $500,000 Innovation Corps (I-Corps) grant to establish the Invent Penn State I-Corps Site in collaboration with Ben Franklin Technology Partner’s TechCelerator, Happy Valley LaunchBox, and Invent Penn State’s Innovation Hubs.

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.

Events

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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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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