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Local startup featured in Newsweek

April 30, 2019

Giving a voice to the voiceless. Mary Elizabeth started on her journey as a freshman at the Altoona campus. She was one of the 1st groups to go through our Summer ...

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5 startups receive $10K as part of Summer Founders Program

April 30, 2019

A summer of building… The Summer Founders Program, in partnership with Happy Valley LaunchBox gives Penn State teams $10,000 each so they can work full-time on their business over the summer. Funding ...

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Student founders receive $10K to work full time on their startups

June 5, 2018

Penn State Summer Founder Program in partnership with LaunchBox The Summer Founders program gives Penn State teams $10,000 each to work on their startup, social good, or non-profit idea for the ...

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Idea TestLab in Onward State

January 22, 2018

I recently sat down with James Turchick from Onward State to talk about the upcoming Idea TestLab program. He wrote a great article about the program. In short, the 4-week programs ...

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Who’s that tree hanging out at the LaunchBox?

December 8, 2017

Kerri Smith (pictured above) is the founder of Sonic Tree Music. She doesn’t typically sit around the LaunchBox in a Christmas tree costume, but, on this day, Kerri was being ...

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Phospholutions wins Big Idea Contest

December 1, 2017

We were excited to hear that Hunter Swisher, CEO of Phospholutions, was the winner of Ben Franklin’s BIG IDEA contest. The BIG IDEA contest was designed to help entrepreneurs take the ...

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Project Vive wins Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge (& $100K)

July 5, 2017

As one of 1,100 entries from 450 universities around the world, Project Vive took home the grand prize of $100,000 in the inaugural Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge. The aim of ...

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From 1000 applicants to 15 finalists: Project Vive finalist in Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge

June 12, 2017

Project Vive, a fall 2016 graduate of the LaunchBox Accelerator, continues to be recognized for their innovation and passion to help others through their technology-based solution. Giving a voice to the ...

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Phospholutions continues to build

June 7, 2017

Phospholutions continues to make the world greener, and make great progress with their 1st full-course application of Rhizosorb right here at the White Course. President Eric Barron, always a huge ...

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