Penn State Altoona is the recipient of a $50,000 seed grant to expand entrepreneurial endeavors through the Invent Penn State initiative.
Penn State President Eric J. Barron on May 19 sent a wide-ranging message to University employees, highlighting significant accomplishments — such as Invent Penn State — and opening the conversation on a series of upcoming challenges, including budget deliberations and possible salary increases.
Penn State Lehigh Valley has announced a new two-week Teen Entrepreneurship Summer Challenge for rising high school juniors and seniors interested in being educated, trained and prepared to be the next generation of entrepreneurs.
Happy Valley LaunchBox celebrated the graduation of its first cohort of five startups on April 28 and announced the next group of 10 startups that will the LaunchBox’s summer session.
Marietta Scanlon, lecturer in engineering at Penn State Berks and formerly Penn State Lehigh Valley, received one of Lehigh Valley’s first LaunchBox grants for her team’s software program Voices Renewed, which enhances the life story collection process for individuals with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
Vaughn Holderman’s lures may bring in the fish with ease, but responding to a sudden demand on his business — Chasing Trophy Fish — became a challenge. That’s when he turned to the Penn State Small Business Development Center (SBDC). The Penn State SBDC offers entrepreneurs free services to evaluate business plans, provide market research and clarify regulations specific to businesses in Pennsylvania.
A Penn State Abington entrepreneur’s solution to one of life’s knottiest problems, tangled earbuds, took him to the White House Science Fair this month where he shared Rap-It-Up with the president and connected with other young inventors. Don’t miss his interview on CBS Philly.
Penn State Lehigh Valley students, faculty and staff are invited to learn more about Lehigh Valley LaunchBox at an introductory event on campus. The event will take place from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. April 28 in Room 224 at the campus in Center Valley.
Penn State students interested in arts entrepreneurship recently competed in the first Arts Business Idea Competition, sponsored by the College of Arts and Architecture’s Arts Entrepreneurship program.