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August 15 2017

Behrend idea lab fosters new levels of entrepreneurship

Penn State Behrend graduate Wes Hall earned a patent for his work on a senior design project. The product he invented will soon be tested in four states.

August 14 2017

York celebrates the launch of Working Class and Start-Up Challenge winners

Penn State President Eric Barron, Penn State York officials and Erin Casey, co-founder and board member of Working Class, announced the launch of Working Class, a makerspace partnership, to a crowd of more than 100 on Aug. 9 on the stage of the Pullo Family Performing Arts Center at Penn State York. The winners of the 2016-17 Start-Up Challenge, a business pitch competition for students, were also recognized during this celebration of entrepreneurship, leadership, partnerships and innovation.

August 10 2017

Shenango celebrates opening of VenturePointe incubator

Penn State President Eric Barron, along with other Penn State administrators, legislators, advisory and alumni board members, faculty, staff, students and members of the community, gathered at the eCenter@LindenPointe in Hermitage, Pennsylvania, to celebrate the ribbon cutting of Penn State Shenango’s VenturePointe — an incubator for start-up resources for both for-profit businesses and not-for-profit agencies.

August 10 2017

Penn State Schuylkill’s LionLaunch Innovation Hub celebrates opening

Penn State Schuylkill has opened its LionLaunch Innovation Hub, a space for entrepreneurs to start or grow their small business. This space is funded by Invent Penn State, a Commonwealth-wide initiative to spur economic development, job creation and student career success.

August 09 2017

Happy Valley LaunchBox graduates summer 2017 startup cohort

Happy Valley LaunchBox hosted a community event for five startups graduating from its business startup accelerator program on Aug. 8 in downtown State College. The graduates joined more than 30 other startups that have gone through the accelerator since it opened in February 2016.

August 03 2017

Video: Penn State researchers find new solution to combat age-old bedbug problem

A team of Penn State scientists has developed a potential game-changer in the war against bedbugs — a naturally derived, fungal-based pesticide that uses the bugs’ own natural tendencies to humankind’s advantage.

July 31 2017

York announces launch of Working Class and winners of student Start-Up Challenge

Penn State President Eric Barron, Penn State York officials, and Erin Casey, co-founder and board member of Working Class, will announce the launch of Working Class, a makerspace partnership, at 1:45 p.m. Aug. 9 in the theater of the Pullo Family Performing Arts Center at the York campus. The winners of the Start-Up Challenge at Penn State York also will be announced at the event.

July 25 2017

Sunrise, sunset forecasting tool SunsetWx partners with The Weather Channel

The sun is again shining on SunsetWx, a sunrise and sunset forecasting tool devised by a trio of current and former Penn State students. The Weather Channel, one of the world’s foremost providers of weather information, has partnered with SunsetWx and will feature its exclusive forecasting methodology on two of the network’s popular shows, AMHQ and Weather Underground.

July 12 2017

Telecomm major angling for the next big idea

Pedro Roch, a telecommunications major with entrepreneurial interest, appreciates the opportunity his summer internship provides to explore potential career options.