Entrepreneurs across the University will pitch their business ideas and create inventive solutions to common problems through a series of competitions and challenges held during Penn State Startup Week from April 1-5. The challenges are at the heart of Startup Week’s mission of teaching and inspiring participants to make innovation a part of their lives, communities and careers, either by starting their own companies or bringing a problem-solving approach to established organizations.
The 2019 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 are now open, but close Feb. 15.
Now entering its third year, Invent Penn State’s Summer Founders Program provides student entrepreneurs with the resources necessary to dedicate a full summer to launching their business ideas.
Happy Valley LaunchBox powered by PNC Bank invites area residents and Penn State students, faculty and staff with unique business ideas to apply to participate in its Idea TestLab. Entry is competitive, and the application deadline is Feb. 4.
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.
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