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Sep. 19, 2018

2017-18 NSF I-Corps invent teams selected

Twelve entrepreneurial teams from Penn State have been selected to participate in the National Science Foundation I-Corps program.

Aug. 23, 2018

IPhone blood tests to pet-proof trashcans: 2018 Summer Founders launch startups

From iPhone blood tests to pet-proof trashcans, the 2018 Summer Founders launched varied startups. The program gives student teams $10,000 each to work on their startup, social good or non-profit idea for the summer.

May. 31, 2018

‘Sneakerheads’ may soon have 3D-printed options thanks to student shoe business

Nicholas Unis is leveraging his business curriculum and Penn State’s entrepreneurial ecosystem to turn an idea for fully customized, 3D-printed footwear into a viable product.

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

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.

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.

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.

Events

Fall Speaker Series: Follow your Passion

Sep. 12, 2018

Get actionable advice on following your passion (and making something real). Our Fall Speaker Series kicks off September 26th. We’re featuring entrepreneurs who have followed their passion and created businesses they ...

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Summer Speaker Series: Making it real

Jun. 05, 2018

Get actionable advice from experts (and get lunch). Our Summer Speaker Series kicks off June 13th here at the LaunchBox. We’re featuring tips and tricks to entrepreneurs on how to make ...

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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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