An active network of innovators and entrepreneurs backed by educational, industry and government partners can do more than make some companies money, Penn State Behrend Chancellor Ralph Ford says: It just might revive Erie’s economy.
Ford outlined a model for entrepreneurial support at a Sept. 27 program in the Jefferson Lecture Series. Here, he revisits some key points.
A humanitarian organization founded by a Penn State alumna is working to help those with communication disabilities connect with more people. The “Voz Box” device will be used during a poetry reading on Sept. 28 in downtown State College.
Hundreds of investors, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and representatives from startup businesses will gather on Penn State’s University Park campus for the inaugural Invent Penn State Venture and IP Conference, to be held Oct. 6-7 at The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center. The event will connect promising startups and emerging technologies with investors looking for ground-floor investment opportunities.
Nicholas Miller, founder of TeraDrones, LLC, received a micro grant for his business during Lehigh Valley LaunchBox’s first round. Here he provides an update on the progress of his business.
Lehigh Valley LaunchBox first round grant recipient, Fenz Tech, provides an update.
Penn State Berks has hired its first AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer, through the Pennsylvania Campus Compact (PACC) VISTA program, to help facilitate the joint health initiative between Penn State Berks and Penn State Health St. Joseph. Lisa Weaver began working in the position in August 2016.
Ishana Shekhawat, a Penn State graduate student and entrepreneur, launched a startup this summer with the help of Happy Valley LaunchBox, a no-cost business accelerator and coworking space sponsored by Invent Penn State.
On Thursday, September 1, six teams of student entrepreneurs gathered together in the State College Municipal Building for Demo Day, an event that gave students the opportunity to present the work they have done as participants in Penn State’s Summer Founders Program.
The first round of grant recipients of Lehigh Valley LaunchBox provide an update. This week, Vinod Jeyaretnam of Auxilium Medical Services checks in.