State College has been named one of the “15 Best U.S. Cities for Entrepreneurs to Live and Launch” by Entrepreneur magazine, citing the town’s “promising unemployment rate and business growth rate” and proximity to Penn State’s University Park campus. The University recently redoubled its commitment to entrepreneurship when it launched Invent Penn State, President Eric Barron’s initiative to drive job creation, economic development and student career success throughout the Commonwealth, in January 2015.
Happy Valley LaunchBox celebrated the graduation of its first cohort of five startups on April 28 and announced the next group of 10 startups that will the LaunchBox’s summer session.
A ceremonial ribbon cutting with Penn State President Eric Barron marked the opening of the Happy Valley LaunchBox, a State College-based business startup program that is part of the statewide Invent Penn State initiative.
Penn State Abington LaunchBox at the Abington Art Center intentionally blurs the boundaries between analog and digital, art and science, traditional and experimental. Computers, laser and vinyl cutters, and 3D printers live side-by-side with sewing machines, saws, and tools of all description.
Anne Hoag, associate professor of communications, has been appointed director of the Intercollege Minor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, effective January 2016.
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 ...More
Feb. 22, 2017
Learn from experts (and eat some lunch). Our Spring Speaker Series features experts and experienced entrepreneurs who share tips, tools, and actionable advice to help you engage customers, add value, and ...More