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June 08 2017

Invent Penn State backs TEAMology with $75,000 award from Fund for Innovation

While obtaining her master of education in Penn State’s counselor education program in 2006, Linsey Covert, now an instructor in the Penn State College of Education, developed a framework for a K-8 school-wide program to reduce bullying through team-building, leadership development and peer intervention. The program, called Project TEAM, nurtures interconnected life skills like resiliency and leadership that motivate kids to succeed.

June 05 2017

Invent Penn State initiative supports student internship at eCenter@LindenPointe

Penn State Shenango’s VenturePointe, an incubator for start-up resources for both for-profit businesses and not-for-profit agencies, supported its first internship this past spring to immerse a Shenango campus student into the entrepreneurial incubation process at the eCenter@LindenPointe in Hermitage, Pennsylvania.

June 05 2017

Inaugural Student Pitch Day attracts diverse entrepreneurial participants

From game-based e-learning courses to handcrafted outdoor tools to portable devices protecting ATM PIN numbers, Penn State Great Valley’s first-ever Student Pitch Day drew a wide variety of student entrepreneurs. Each shared their ideas with faculty and area professionals and competed for cash prizes.

June 05 2017

Happy Valley LaunchBox graduates six startups from accelerator program

Happy Valley LaunchBox graduated six startups from its business startup accelerator program on April 26 at its space in downtown State College. The graduates join 25 other companies that have gone through the accelerator since Happy Valley LaunchBox opened in February 2016.

June 05 2017

Two startups win $10,000 in prizes at pitch competition

Six technology startups presented their business ideas before a panel of judges and their peers with the hopes of winning up to $10,000 in prizes from Ben Franklin Technology Partners on May 23 at Innovation Park.

June 02 2017

Altoona LaunchBox opens in downtown Altoona

Penn State Altoona furthered its commitment to innovation and economic development with the Altoona LaunchBox dedication and ribbon-cutting June 1 in downtown Altoona.

May 25 2017

Penn State Berks and Penn State Health St. Joseph dedicate Langan LaunchBox

An enthusiastic group of about 75 community leaders; city and county officials; Penn State Berks faculty, staff and students; and Penn State Health St. Joseph physicians and administrators, participated in a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony and tour of the Langan LaunchBox, a signature social entrepreneurship and business accelerator program established with a $50,000 grant from the Invent Penn State Initiative.

May 23 2017

Catching up with Andromeda LED Lighting

Tai-Yin Huang, founder of Lehigh Valley LaunchBox grant recipient Andromeda LED Lighting, provides an update on the company since receiving a LaunchBox micro grant in 2016.

May 19 2017

Penn State startup Phospholutions demonstrates product on White Course

Penn State President Eric Barron joined providers of entrepreneurship resources in celebrating innovative Penn State startup, Phospholutions, on Thursday, May 18, at the Penn State Golf Course in State College.