Latest News from Invent Penn State

May 13 2024

Six entrepreneurs participate in first content creator accelerator

Happy Valley LaunchBox powered by PNC Bank, in partnership with The Penn State Brand Academy, offered an all-new content creator-focused Digital TestLab accelerator program this spring.

May 07 2024

Local artist uses woodworking lab at OriginLabs

Edgar Farmer, professor emeritus of education at Penn State and local artist, recently started using the woodworking equipment available at OriginLabs to enhance his wood-carving process.

April 23 2024

Penn State student startup Saveware innovates tax refunds with AI

Penn State student startup Saveware, which uses artificial intelligence (AI) to help automate the sales tax refund process for businesses and tax firms, is one of six teams selected for Invent Penn State’s Summer Founders Program, a 13-week program which gives entrepreneurs a $15,000 grant to work full-time on their startups over the summer. 

April 23 2024

Tyrone wood floor manufacturer utilizes OriginLabs prototyping facility

Britta Teller and Evan Stover are the co-founders of Steller Floors, a sustainable hardwood floor startup based out of Tyrone. They are regular users of OriginLabs, Invent Penn State’s prototyping and fabrication space in State College.

April 16 2024

Summer Founders Program awards six student startups each with $15,000

Six Penn State student startups have been selected into the 2024 Invent Penn State Summer Founders Program. The Summer Founders Program provides teams with at least one Penn State student founder a $15,000 grant to work on their startup, social good, or nonprofit idea over the summer at Happy Valley LaunchBox powered by PNC Bank. 

April 16 2024

The Penn State Brand Academy hosts inaugural educational networking event

The Penn State Brand Academy hosted its first educational networking event, the Lions to Leaders Symposium, to connect student-athletes with successful Penn State student-athlete alums on April 10.

April 15 2024

Free self-guided digital entrepreneurship education program now available

Invent Penn State’s LaunchBox and Innovation Network has launched a free, online, self-guided entrepreneurship education resource available to all, titled “Customer Discovery 101.”

April 05 2024

Brandywine Entrepreneurship Club hosts first student pitch competition

Penn State Brandywine’s Entrepreneurship Club hosted a student pitch competition, its first major event as a student organization, on March 28. The competition featured six students in the club pitching their startup ideas to a panel of judges.

April 01 2024

Honeygrow founder Justin Rosenberg shares story live on ‘Dare to Disrupt’

The latest episode of Invent Penn State’s “Dare to Disrupt” podcast was recorded live during Penn State Startup Week powered by PNC and featured host Ryan Newman interviewing Honeygrow CEO and founder Justin Rosenberg.

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