Success Stories

Anchoring the first floor of the recently renovated bingo hall on West Broad Street in downtown Hazleton, the new Hazleton LaunchBox supported by Pasco L. Schiavo Esq. demonstrates how collaborative economic development and public-private partnerships can revive Pennsylvania communities.  Opened in September 2019, the 4,000 square foot Hazleton LaunchBox offers…
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For teenagers and young adults, battling acne can be a constant struggle. Austin Wittmer, a 2019 alumnus of the Penn State Eberly College of Science, believed people waste money buying countless types of creams and medications, trying to find the right treatment for their skin, and it’s all guesswork—trial and…
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The LaunchBox and Innovation Hub Network has pivoted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and is delivering programming virtually. For an overview of resources being offered by the 21 hubs, click here.  From accelerator programs to speaker series to workshops, this fall they are providing entrepreneurs access to more programming…
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Academic researchers interested in exploring the commercial potential of their technological innovations are invited to apply to a free National Science Foundation Innovation Corps (NSF I-Corps) Virtual Short Course to be held October 23rd through November 14th. Applications for the fall Virtual Short Course are due by 5 p.m. EST…
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New FastTrack Accelerator Applications due October 11th  As COVID-19 changes our daily lives, professors, teachers, and tutors are working to find effective virtual collaboration tools while transitioning to remote learning. Instructors at all levels frequently use whiteboards to draw out diagrams, calculations, and equations, but a keyboard and mouse are…
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Before co-founding multiple business ventures and acting as an entrepreneurial mentor to Penn State students, Evon Onusic was a Penn State undergrad just trying to pass his Chinese language class. Since graduating from Penn State World Campus in 2013, Evon Onusic has worked in product development for a startup in…
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Invent Penn State’s 2020 Summer Founders program, a 13-week student startup accelerator, wrapped up August 12th in a virtual showcase after funding seven student-startup teams with $15,000 each to work on their startup, non-profit, or social good full-time over the summer. The program also matched teams with resources and entrepreneurial…
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Biopharmaceuticals are a fast-growing sector of the pharmaceutical market, but these protein-based drugs can take many years to bring to market and cost more than $2 billion to develop. A large portion of that time and money is spent attempting to predict which drug from a vast library of candidates…
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Designed to aid entrepreneurs and their counsel, Inside Entrepreneurship Law is a new blog from Samantha Prince, associate professor of lawyering skills and entrepreneurship at Penn State’s Dickinson Law. The blog features weekly posts from Dickinson Law students and provides information on relevant topics including startups, intellectual property protections, raising…
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