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January 27 2023

Alumni-owned barber wear startup SLCKR growing with help from Invent Penn State

Penn State alumni Tyler Tracey and Ben Johnson launched elevated barber wear startup SLCKR in January 2021. They were able to grow their business through the Invent Penn State Summer Founders Program. Two years later, SLCKR ended 2022 with more than $140,000 in sales. 

January 24 2023

Applications open through March 1 for the sixth annual LION Tank competition

The Mont Alto LaunchBox powered by Penn State is hosting its sixth annual LION Tank on March 22. Regional entrepreneurs are invited to apply to participate in the pitch competition by midnight on March 1. 

January 24 2023

Barnes & Noble College announces grants to student programs across University

In a continuation of its longtime partnership with Penn State, Barnes & Noble College, a Barnes & Noble Education company, which operates the Penn State Bookstore, has awarded a 2022-23 round of grants to support a range of programs and initiatives across the University.

January 24 2023

Barnes and Noble College announces grants to student programs across University

In a continuation of its longtime partnership with Penn State, Barnes & Noble College, a Barnes & Noble Education company, which operates the Penn State Bookstore, has awarded a 2022-23 round of grants to support a range of programs and initiatives across the University.

January 20 2023

Eleven startups selected for spring 2023 FastTrack Accelerator

Happy Valley LaunchBox powered by PNC Bank has accepted 11 early-stage business startups into its spring 2023 FastTrack Accelerator program.

January 18 2023

Co-founder of electric vehicle charging company Xeal on Dare to Disrupt podcast

In the latest episode of Invent Penn State’s “Dare to Disrupt” podcast, host Ryan Newman interviews alum Zander Isaacson, CEO and co-founder of Xeal, a technology-first electric vehicle charging company operating at the intersection of real estate, mobility, clean energy and the Internet of Things.

January 13 2023

CNB Bank establishes second largest NCPA LaunchBox endowment to date

CNB Bank, headquartered in Clearfield, Pennsylvania, has established the second largest endowment to date in support of the North Central PA LaunchBox powered by Penn State DuBois.

January 10 2023

Student startups can apply for chance to win up to $30,000 in Inc.U Competition

Penn State student startup teams from any campus are invited to submit a video application to enter their startup into Invent Penn State’s Inc.U Competition for a chance to win up to $30,000. Applications are open from now until Feb. 5. 

January 03 2023

Penn State’s entrepreneurship educators gather for annual conference

The 2022 Penn State Entrepreneurship Educators Conference on Nov. 4 brought together 75 faculty, staff and other collaborators at the recently opened Eric J. Barron Innovation Hub in State College. The annual conference, now in its 10th year, is organized by the Center for Penn State Student Entrepreneurship.

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