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Nov. 19, 2018

Cross-college teams pitch health-focused mobile apps in mHealth Challenge

Ten intercollege teams of enterprising students recently pitched ideas for innovative mobile health applications during Penn State’s mHealth Challenge. The challenge tasked student teams with developing a mobile application prototype that addresses a societal health need associated with a specific target audience.

Oct. 31, 2018

Global Entrepreneurship Week Penn State set for Nov. 6-15

Penn State student innovators and community entrepreneurs are invited to explore their potential by connecting with collaborators, mentors and investors during Global Entrepreneurship Week Penn State, presented by the Penn State Small Business Development Center, Nov. 6–15.

Oct. 31, 2018

Panel highlights legal, business side of using human health data in research

Data security, intellectual property, health research and technology transfer were key topics discussed by an interdisciplinary panel of experts from Penn State’s Institute for CyberScience, Penn State Dickinson Law, Penn State Law, and the College of Engineering. The panel highlighted challenges for researchers working with human health data, as well as free resources available for researchers interested in taking products to market.

Oct. 25, 2018

College of Agricultural Sciences selected as host site for Mandela Fellows

Boubou Sangho and Gladys Freeman, recipients of the prestigious Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, spent six weeks of professional development at Penn State’s University Park campus in August and September.

Oct. 19, 2018

Penn State Legal and IP Clinics provide services to entrepreneurs at no cost

Penn State Law offers two cost-free legal clinics to Penn State and community entrepreneurs — the Entrepreneur Assistance Clinic and Intellectual Property Clinic. Services are provided by Penn State Law students who are recruited and overseen by law professors Tom Sharbaugh and Rachel Herder, licensed Pennsylvania attorneys and the directors of the EAC and IP Clinic, respectively. The EAC also has a second licensed attorney, Tyler Etter, who oversees students.

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.

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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