Starting in spring 2017, Penn State Great Valley will offer a 12-credit New Ventures and Entrepreneurship certificate for current and aspiring entrepreneurs to conceptualize and develop new business endeavors.
Penn State Schuylkill will hold its first LionLaunch Business Plan Competition for aspiring entrepreneurs this spring.
Happy Valley LaunchBox is accepting applications for its spring 2017 startup accelerator program. Interested startups may apply online to participate in the 10-week program. Applications for the spring program remain open until 5 p.m. on Jan. 20.
In the fall of 2017, Penn State will launch a new Special Living Option (SLO) at University Park for students interested in innovation and entrepreneurship. Called Lion LaunchPad Special Living Option, the program will offer a unique living experience for up to 20 incoming freshmen in its inaugural year.
The best practices for and challenges facing student entrepreneurs and small business owners will be discussed during the next episode of WPSU Penn State’s “Digging Deeper” with Penn State President Eric J. Barron. The show will premiere at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 15 on WPSU-TV.
Inside a simple room in Colombo, Sri Lanka, a Penn State researcher and Penn State alumna recently helped Danush use, for the first time, a communication device which another Penn State graduate developed.
Penn State Lehigh Valley’s Lehigh Valley LaunchBox hosted Meet & Greet event for area entrepreneurs.
While interning with Merrill Lynch two summers ago, Mike Black found his weekly commute into New York City was costing him $45 a day in parking fees alone. “That’s when it hit me,” said Black, who graduated from Penn State in 2016 with a degree in finance. “I would have happily paid $30 a day to rent my friend’s space. And he was gone for a whole week — he could have made $150 on his spot.” With help from Lion LaunchPad, Black took that idea and transformed it into the startup Parking Bee.
Penn State alumni Weiliang Lei, energy engineering, 2012; Endrit Ali, computer engineering, 2012; and Andriy Bokalo, electrical engineering, 2013; in April launched Wastekon, a company that designed a website to link reusable materials to collectors, or those in need.