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December 11 2019

College of Agricultural Sciences forest technology wins $10K pitch competition

Innovators from the College of Agricultural Sciences upheld a winning tradition recently at the TechCelerator pitch competition hosted by the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central and Northern Pennsylvania. The team was awarded a $10,000 investment for their fledgling enterprise, RealForests. Their victory makes RealForests the sixth team from the college to win one of Penn State’s most prestigious pitch competitions.

December 02 2019

Five ways Penn State undergraduates can learn about entrepreneurship

There’s at least five different academic programs for Penn State undergraduate students to learn about entrepreneurship, with curricula that go far beyond teaching students how to start a business.

November 26 2019

Entrepreneur finds Penn State degree to be integral to her startup’s future

A master’s degree was a Plan B for startup CEO and entrepreneur Tammy Serensits, but now she’s finding out how much it can help her business grow.

November 26 2019

Entrepreneur finds Penn State degree to be integral to her startup’s future

A master’s degree was a Plan B for startup CEO and entrepreneur Tammy Serensits, but now she’s finding out how much it can help her business grow.

November 25 2019

Student startups shine at Invent Penn State conference

The Student Startup Showcase featured Penn State student startups which had participated in the Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program’s (PennTAP) Inc.U Competition or Invent Penn State’s Summer Founders program. Each of the student companies received $2,000 to help move their startups forward.

November 22 2019

Tick defense, interactive math equations among 2019 FastTrack Accelerator teams

Happy Valley LaunchBox powered by PNC Bank has accepted six new early-stage startup businesses into its FastTrack Accelerator program. The business ideas range from Lyme disease-carrying tick defense for athletes to 3D printing parts for silicone prototyping to helping small businesses grow their customer pipeline.

November 22 2019

Applied Optoelectronics and Photonics Lab takes top Tech Tournament honors

Chris Giebink, associate professor of electrical engineering, and his Applied Optoelectronics & Photonics Lab at Penn State, recently took first place and $75,000 in the Invent Penn State Venture & IP Conference’s Tech Tournament competition, for the lab’s “nanoporous antireflection coatings.”

November 22 2019

North Central PA LaunchBox announces winners of BIG Idea Competition

Joe Lanich with Laughing Owl Press, of Kane, who is developing software that brings digital convenience to high-end letterpress printed products, took first place — and the accompanying $30,000 prize — in the BIG Idea Competition at the North Central PA LaunchBox, following presentations by eight finalists to a panel of judges on Nov. 21.

November 22 2019

Global Entrepreneurship Week helps Pennsylvania entrepreneurs learn and launch

Global Entrepreneurship Week Penn State offered daily presentations, panels, workshops and networking opportunities, on topics ranging from ag ventures to cybersecurity, to participants across the Commonwealth Nov. 10-14.

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