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