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February 20 2018

From kitchen table to economic summit, engineering student takes company to top

Two years ago, Itunu Lawani helped his brother start L&L Foods at the kitchen table in their home in Atlanta, Georgia. Recently, the company emerged as the winner of the Nigerian Economic Summit startup pitching event, taking home a prize of $15,000.

February 19 2018

Heard on Campus: Paige Lilly

Millennial Entrepreneur and Founder of Fresh View Fitness Paige Lilly was interviewed for the February “LaunchBox Ladies: From Passion to Profit” event held recently at the Penn State Lehigh Valley campus.

February 16 2018

LaunchBox workshop: ‘So, you have an idea for a business. Now what?’

The Mont Alto LaunchBox will offer the first of three free workshops for aspiring entrepreneurs on Feb. 22 from 6 to 7 p.m. at 40 North Second Street in Chambersburg. “So, you have an idea for a business. Now what?” will be presented by Kathryn Gratton, chapter chair of Hagerstown SCORE.

February 14 2018

Campus showcases entrepreneurial project at Invent Penn State Day

A group of Penn State Worthington Scranton students, faculty and administrators attended the Invent Penn State Media Day earlier this month at the state capitol building in Harrisburg. The campus group was part of a University contingent who went to the capitol to draw attention to the Invent Penn State initiative, created just two-and-a-half years ago, which has established 21 innovation hubs across the Commonwealth.

February 14 2018

Student consulting group to help area businesses address challenges

Penn State Beaver information sciences and technology instructor Ashu Kumar is leading an advisory group that will serve as consultants to area businesses and non-profits, identifying their specific problems and challenges and connecting them with faculty and students who may be able to provide solutions.

February 06 2018

Penn State funds entrepreneurship centers in each of its 21 campus communities

As part of its Invent Penn State initiative, Penn State announced on Feb. 5 four new seed grants, each valued at $50,000, designed to bolster entrepreneurship and economic development in communities surrounding Penn State campuses across the Commonwealth.

February 06 2018

Penn State Shenango receives funding for entrepreneurship center

As part of its Invent Penn State initiative, Penn State Feb. 5 announced four new seed grants, each valued at $50,000, designed to bolster entrepreneurship and economic development in communities surrounding Penn State campuses across the Commonwealth. With the announcement, the University’s effort has grown to include 21 hubs for innovation spread across Pennsylvania, including the Shenango campus — an undertaking that was introduced by Penn State President Eric J. Barron just two and a half years ago.

February 05 2018

Penn State Hazleton receives funding for entrepreneurship center

As part of its Invent Penn State initiative, the University today (Feb. 5) announced four new seed grants. Penn State’s effort has grown to include 21 hubs for innovation, spread across Pennsylvania, including one at Penn State Hazleton.

February 05 2018

Beaver awarded $50,000 to drive entrepreneurship, bolster local economy

Penn State Beaver is one of four campuses to receive a 2018 seed grant from Invent Penn State, an initiative designed to bolster entrepreneurship and economic development in communities surrounding Penn State campuses.