Latest News from Invent Penn State

April 02 2018

New Kensington organizes first ‘Idea Challenge’ for campus community

From now until April 15, members of the campus community can submit their ideas for a chance at winning seed funding, mentoring and more through the campus’ entrepreneurial center, The Corner, and its signature programs through the Corner Launchbox.

March 28 2018

Altoona LaunchBox Bootcamp competition winner announced

Anthony Biddle, owner of SiteRite, is the winner of the 2017-18 Bootcamp Business Plan Competition held at the Altoona LaunchBox and its accompanying $10,000 prize.

March 27 2018

Electro-mechanical engineering technology major provides foundation for success

Two Penn State New Kensington seniors are preparing their pitch as a finalist team in the upcoming Penn State Inc.U entrepreneurship competition. While learning some skills from the business realm has become important these past few months as they prepare, it has been their full-time major, electro-mechanical engineering technology, and the campus itself that has provided the foundation for their current and future success.

March 23 2018

Schuylkill’s LionLaunch Business Plan Competition a near pitch-perfect event

Penn State Schuylkill recently hosted its second LionLaunch Business Plan Competition, an event that allows local entrepreneurs to request and earn up to $5,000 in startup or expansion funding. The event is made possible by Invent Penn State, a Commonwealth-wide initiative established to increase economic development, job creation and student career success.

March 19 2018

Penn State Startup Week set for March 26-30 on University Park campus

From March 26-30, Penn State Startup Week will welcome dozens of entrepreneurs and thought-leaders to the University Park campus to host workshops, mentoring sessions and pitch competitions designed to inspire attendees to make innovation a part of their careers.

March 17 2018

Penn State Mont Alto hosts inaugural LION Tank Competition

Penn State Mont Alto’s General Studies Auditorium had a packed house on Friday evening, March 16, when five competitors went head-to-head during the Mont Alto LaunchBox Inaugural LION Tank Competition.

March 13 2018

New Kensington students ‘steer’ idea toward reality

New Kensington engineering duo earn finalist spot in 2018 Inc.U entrepreneurship competition.

March 12 2018

Faculty and staff use innovative mindset and skills to plan for future

With the December 2017 opening of The Corner entrepreneurial center in downtown New Kensington, Penn State New Kensington has already seen how entrepreneurship and innovation can spark positivity and harness energy for the community. The campus, under the lead of Chancellor Kevin Snider, is now committed to spreading that spark even farther.

March 09 2018

Penn State Brandywine supports economic growth in southeastern Pennsylvania

Penn State Brandywine is supporting entrepreneurship, job creation and economic development in southeastern Pennsylvania through its innovative Brandywine Boost program.