Latest News from Invent Penn State

March 29 2024

Penn State startup developing spatially targeted cancer therapy

Penn State startup Illuminate Therapeutics is working to create a potent and targeted treatment for head and neck cancers that would cause minimal damage to healthy surrounding tissues. The potential treatment leverages Illuminate’s Light Activated Drug Delivery and Release platform, or LADDR.

March 28 2024

Abington senior unlocks creativity at Abington LaunchBox

Penn State Abington senior Darryl Gregory has always loved designing, building and creating artistic works. It wasn’t until he was introduced to Abington LaunchBox powered by Penn State that he realized he could cultivate and apply his creative skillsets for valuable endeavors.

March 27 2024

Penn State Altoona LaunchBox to host leadership webinar April 9

Join the Altoona LaunchBox supported by the Hite family for the “Leading Yourself Well: Understanding Yourself So Others Will Follow You” webinar. The workshop will take place from 12:05 to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9, via Zoom.

March 26 2024

Penn State Startup Week powered by PNC Empowers Student Entrepreneurs

Penn State Startup Week powered by PNC presented a diverse array of events across Penn State campuses, spotlighting student innovation and entrepreneurship from March 18 to March 22. The events were centered around themes of student entrepreneurs, funding your venture, social impact and technology. 

March 25 2024

Brandywine hosts Spring 2024 Idea TestLab Pitch Competition

Penn State Brandywine LaunchBox held its Spring 2024 Idea TestLab Pitch Competition on March 19. Four startup entrepreneurs participated in the competition, which was held on campus in the Tomezsko Classroom Building.

March 22 2024

Four student startups win funding in Inc.U Competition

Student startup Saveware won $15,000, the largest prize amount, in the 2024 Invent Penn State Inc.U Competition. Kicking off Penn State Startup Week powered by PNC, six Penn State student teams pitched their startup to a panel of judges and competed for up to $30,000 in funding. 

March 22 2024

Hazleton LaunchBox collaborates to launch student-created food startup

With the help of the Hazleton LaunchBox supported by Pasco L. Schiavo, Esq., Immanuel Christian School students launched a food startup that will fund future scholarships at the school for children in need.

March 20 2024

Berks LaunchBox earns $125K grant from County of Berks for small business funds

The Berks LaunchBox powered by Penn State recently received a $125,000 grant from the County of Berks. The funding will be used to create microgrants for Berks County entrepreneurs. Of the total grant awarded, $12,000 will be set aside for Penn State Berks student entrepreneurs participating in the college’s Flemming Creativity, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development Center Customer Discovery Lab, which will be distributed to awardees in $1,000 increments.

March 15 2024

Calling researchers: Join Penn State’s NSF I-Corps April cohort

Penn State’s U.S. National Science Foundation I-Corps Short Course is accepting applications for its virtual April cohort. Participants must apply and complete a self-guided I-Corps prep mini-course by Friday, April 12.  

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