The Teen Entrepreneurship Summer Challenge was held from June 19 to June 30 and gave students the opportunity to experience life as an entrepreneur. The event culminated in a pitch competition on June 29 at the Lehigh Valley campus where students presented their ideas for new businesses.
Invent Penn State may seem like an overnight success, but underpinning that idea is a 20-year legacy of deliberate tech transfer policy and program development, most of which happened under the steady leadership of Ron Huss, associate vice president for research and director of the Office of Technology Management (OTM). Huss is retiring June 30th after 20 years of service to Penn State.
3D-printing startup Xact Metal’s unique technology and promising new product began with a big idea in a dorm room at Penn State Berks.
Creative thinking is a cornerstone of the Happy Valley LaunchBox, a business startup training program that is part of the statewide Invent Penn State initiative. Here, meet five Launch Teams and the businesses they started.
The Invent Penn State initiative announced the awarding of four $50,000 seed grants to develop additional innovation hubs to jump-start entrepreneurial activities in campus communities across the Commonwealth. Awarded by a competitive selection process, the four grants will go to the Brandywine, Fayette, Mont Alto and Worthington Scranton campuses.
As part of Penn State President Eric Barron’s Invent Penn State initiative, Penn State Mont Alto is one of four Commonwealth Campuses to receive a three-year, $50,000 grant to develop the LaunchBox ― an incubator to help aspiring entrepreneurs develop their ideas and take their products and services to market.
Penn State Worthington Scranton has received a $50,000 Invent Penn State grant to establish a pre-incubator in the city of Scranton’s South Side as part of an ongoing neighborhood revitalization effort, Chancellor Marwan A. Wafa, announced today (June 8).
Through a $50,000 seed grant from the Invent Penn State initiative, the Brandywine campus will launch a new program this year that encourages collaboration between campus members and business owners in Delaware and Chester counties.
Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus, is the recipient of a $50,000 seed grant through the Invent Penn State initiative to expand entrepreneurial endeavors, it was announced today (June 8) by Charles Patrick, chancellor and chief academic officer at the Fayette campus.