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March 30 2020

Legal clinic at Happy Valley LaunchBox expands scope in response to pandemic

Effective immediately and for the foreseeable future, the Entrepreneurship and Assistance Clinic is expanding its scope and service offerings to small Pennsylvania businesses, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

March 30 2020

Virtual hackathon open to all Penn State students

The first-ever, virtual “Hack for Impact” hackathon will give teams the opportunity to work on ideas related to enhancing student life and engagement during times of disruption.

March 13 2020

3M and Penn State strike three-year deal to drive research

As Penn State Materials Research Institute prepared for its 2019 Materials Day event — held last October — 3M was busy reinforcing its relationship with Penn State to advance research activities with a new $900,000 commitment over the next three years. The agreement harnessed the efforts of 3M alongside the Penn State Materials Research Institute, Penn State Corporate Engagement, and the Penn State Office of Industrial Partnerships.

March 10 2020

Mont Alto LION Tank contestants win with solutions to everyday problems

Penn State students sweep Mont Alto’s annual LION Tank competition for entrepreneurs

March 03 2020

Startup develops sustainable drinking straws through Berks LaunchBox

For Coasty, reducing pollution in the earth’s waterways is a priority. Founded in 2018 by partners Shanna Henry and Petros Pappalas, the company is committed to providing high quality alternatives to single-use plastic straws with their biodegradable paper straws.

March 02 2020

New Kensington campus, Westmoreland County to create digital innovation lab

The new lab will continue the New Kensington campus’ impact on local revitalization efforts, as well as strengthen current and future workforce development to prepare the region for the Digital Age.

February 20 2020

Disrupting the sleep market was all in a day’s work for alumnus JT Marino

Every parent knows college students like sleep. College of Engineering graduate John-Thomas “JT” Marino, however, committed all his energy to sleep after graduating in 2012 when he started Tuft & Needle – a direct-to-consumer online mattress retailer with a “bed in a box” concept – completely disrupting the way consumers purchase their beds.

February 18 2020

Penn State Lehigh Valley LaunchBox grant helps make escape room a reality

An update on Lehigh Valley LaunchBox grant recipient who opened an escape room in Bethlehem

February 17 2020

LaunchBox programs prepare entrepreneurs for business ownership

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.

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