Those with an entrepreneurial spirit are invited to explore the world of business ownership through the eyes of those who have taken the chance and succeeded, thanks to an initiative by Penn State Mont Alto.
Invent Penn State is expanding its footprint in Reading, Pennsylvania, to enable budding entrepreneurs the opportunity to grow their ideas into businesses that positively impact the community. Penn State Berks recently opened its second LaunchBox location at the Goggleworks Center for the Arts, 201 Washington Street.
Rachel Herder knows a thing or two about how complex systems work. As director of the Penn State Law Intellectual Property Clinic and assistant professor of clinical law, she leverages her multiple degrees and experience in life sciences patent law to help entrepreneurs across Pennsylvania determine how to properly secure a patent, trademark, copyright or trade secret.
The Penn State Berks LaunchBox, located within the GoggleWorks, will hold a Meetup titled “Entrepreneurship as a Second Career” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 4.
In the year since she graduated with her doctorate in mechanical engineering, Penn State alumna Birgitt Boschitsch’s life has been a nonstop whirlwind as the co-founder and chief executive officer of the startup spotLESS Materials. But she momentarily stopped in her tracks when Forbes magazine announced she was honored as a 30 Under 30 in Science for 2020.
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has announced a proposal to provide $2.35 million in funding for Invent Penn State as part of a $12.35 million spending initiative focused on technology and innovation programs. If approved, the funding would enable Penn State to expand its entrepreneurship programming and pilot four new innovation hubs in underserved areas of the state.
The 2020 Summer Founders program provides selected Penn State entrepreneurial teams (founders) $15,000 to work full time on their startup, social good or nonprofit idea. Working over the summer, the program provides workspace and a plethora of resources and support.
Accepted participants will learn how to create a business from a startup idea.
Partnering with the North Central PA LaunchBox, Ben Franklin’s TechCelerator @DuBois, is inviting emerging entrepreneurs, students, professors, small businesses and the general public from across the region to apply to the next 10-week Business Startup Boot Camp.