Latest News from Invent Penn State

February 13 2024

Six student startups to compete for up to $30,000 in Inc.U Competition

Six Penn State student startups have been selected as finalists in Invent Penn State’s Inc.U Competition. Each team will compete for a $30,000 cash investment pool in a pitch competition during Penn State Startup Week powered by PNC. Register to attend the live taping of the Inc.U Competition from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, March 16.

February 12 2024

Altoona Craft It, Pitch It, Win It competition deadline set for March 10

Do you need a website, logo design, or help with social media? Want to upgrade your e-commerce game? Apply for the Craft It, Pitch It, Win It competition by March 10 for a chance to win up to $10,000 in prize money.

February 08 2024

Berks LaunchBox celebrates fifth anniversary in GoggleWorks Center for the Arts

Since its inception, Berks LaunchBox has made a significant impact on the Berks County community. Over the last five years, Berks LaunchBox has assisted 582 entrepreneurs, taught new skills to 1,100 community members in its Makerspace, offered entrepreneurship classes to 3,800 community members, and impacted 1,042 students (elementary school through college). 

February 06 2024

Student startups: Apply for 2024 Summer Founders Program by March 8

Student startup teams from all Penn State campuses, including World Campus, are invited to apply to the 2024 Invent Penn State Summer Founders Program to receive a $15,000 grant to work on their startup, social good venture, or nonprofit over the summer.

February 01 2024

Start up your research: Apply now for March I-Corps Short Course

Penn State’s NSF I-Corps Short Course is accepting applications for its virtual March cohort. The no-cost program helps researchers test a startup idea through customer interviews and educational programming on the lean startup methodology. 

February 01 2024

Former Penn State student-athlete Omar X. Easy to lead new Brand Academy

Omar X. Easy, a former Penn State football student-athlete and Kansas City Chiefs and Oakland Raiders running back, has been appointed to lead The Penn State Brand Academy in his role as the assistant athletics director for the Brand Academy. 

February 01 2024

Get the scoop on Penn State Startup Week’s ‘Entrepreneur-chip’ creamery flavor

The newly named “Entrepreneur-chip Monkey Business” Berkey Creamery ice cream flavor will be available during the months of February and March to celebrate Penn State Startup Week powered by PNC, a University-wide event taking place March 18–22.

January 30 2024

Nine startups selected for spring 2024 FastTrack Accelerator

Happy Valley LaunchBox powered by PNC Bank accepted nine early-stage business startups into its spring 2024 FastTrack Accelerator program.

January 30 2024

Invent Penn State’s OriginLabs helps CarToCamp kick-start prototyping process

Nathan Bonslaver, Berks alumnus and cofounder of CarToCamp, worked with Invent Penn State’s OriginLabs to develop a new prototype of his car sleeping platform product.

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