Latest News from Invent Penn State

June 20 2018

Council for Retail and Sales launched at Penn State Lehigh Valley

The Council for Retail and Sales is back and now under the Penn State Lehigh Valley campus as of an official kick-off event held on campus on June 15.

June 13 2018

Wells Fargo supports Hazleton LaunchBox with donation

Wells Fargo recently presented a check for $112,500 to the Downtown Hazleton Alliance for Progress in support of the Penn State Hazleton LaunchBox.

June 05 2018

Local leader commits $1 million to power Altoona innovation hub

Penn State and the Invent Penn State initiative are celebrating a $1 million gift from Altoona business leader Lee Hite and his family to support the LaunchBox at Penn State Altoona.

June 05 2018

Local tech startups vie for $10,000 in prizes

Ben Franklin Technology Partners hosted pitches and award ceremony for its latest TechCelerator class on May 29

June 05 2018

Retrofitting roofs in Pennsylvania’s ‘Rust Belt’

Esther Obonyo, associate professor of engineering design and architectural engineering, was awarded a $25,000 grant from Penn State’s Institutes of Energy and the Environment to design and test a new roofing composite. The project is part of a cross-institutional, multidisciplinary initiative lead by Penn State New Kensington’s Corner Launchbox focused on refreshing the community’s image and economy.

June 01 2018

June Idea TestLab invites entrepreneurs in New Kensington area to explore ideas

An Idea TestLab workshop series is being offered in June at Penn State New Kensington’s entrepreneurial center, The Corner.

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.

May 21 2018

Student entrepreneurs compete for $30,000 in funding on ‘The Investment’

Sherveen Karbasiafshar is a biology student at Penn State. He, along with five other undergraduates, created HemoGO — a smartphone application designed to assist people who want to check their complete blood count on the go. HemoGO is one of six Penn State student startups working with the Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program to compete for a pool of $30,000 in the annual Inc.U competition show “The Investment,” airing at 8 p.m. May 24 on WPSU.

May 18 2018

Alumni Association invests in Penn State-related startups

The Penn State Alumni Association will invest in the future of Penn State entrepreneurs and technology startups — including those launched by Penn State alumni, students and faculty — through a $500,000 commitment to 1855 Capital.