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Mar. 26, 2019

Startup Week challenges to showcase entrepreneurs and change makers

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.

Jan. 24, 2019

Summer Founders Program offers student startup teams $10K

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.

Jan. 18, 2019

A Summer to Venture

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.

Jan. 14, 2019

Happy Valley LaunchBox’s Idea TestLab accepting applications through Feb. 4

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.

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.


Spring Speaker Series: Straight from the CEO

Feb. 06, 2019

Get the real scoop from those who’ve “been there, done that”? Our Spring Speaker Series kicks off February 13th and features CEOs who have founded their own businesses. Get actionable advice ...


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 ...


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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