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May 19 2016

Penn State Altoona to receive funding for Innovation Incorporated project

Penn State Altoona is the recipient of a $50,000 seed grant to expand entrepreneurial endeavors through the Invent Penn State initiative.

May 19 2016

President sends end-of-semester message to faculty and staff

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.

May 10 2016

Penn State Lehigh Valley announces Teen Entrepreneurship Summer Challenge

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.

April 29 2016

Happy Valley LaunchBox graduates first cohort of five startups

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.

April 28 2016

Berks’ Marietta Scanlon making the most of Lehigh Valley LaunchBox grant

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.

April 27 2016

Penn State SBDC helped student entrepreneurs reel in customers in 2015

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.

April 25 2016

Earbud detangler takes Abington entrepreneur to White House

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.

April 13 2016

Campus community invited to learn more about Lehigh Valley Launchbox

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.

April 08 2016

Aspiring arts entrepreneurs present ideas for startup funds

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.