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Aug. 02, 2016

State College named one of 15 best U.S. cities for entrepreneurs

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.

Apr. 29, 2016

Happy Valley LaunchBox graduates first cohort of five startups

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.

Mar. 31, 2016

Happy Valley LaunchBox opens in downtown State College

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.

Mar. 19, 2016

Abington debuts maker space/innovation hub

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.

Feb. 04, 2016

Hoag appointed director of entrepreneurship and innovation minor

Anne Hoag, associate professor of communications, has been appointed director of the Intercollege Minor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, effective January 2016.


“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 ...


Spring Speaker Series

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 ...

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