Success Stories

Penn State Law Professor of Practice and Entrepreneur Assistance Clinic (EAC) Director, Tom Sharbaugh today announced, “The Entrepreneurship and Assistance Clinic is expanding its scope and service offerings, effective immediately, in response to the COVID-19 situation. The Clinic will provide these expanded services for the foreseeable future.” The EAC serves…
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The agenda for Penn State Startup Week 2020, March 30 – April 3, across the university’s Commonwealth campuses, is set to connect students with some of the leading minds in entrepreneurship and innovation. Startup Week features entrepreneurial workshops; networking; student pitch competitions; and presentations from startup founders and corporate innovators,…
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Laughing Owl Press in Kane is developing software that brings digital convenience to high-end letterpress printed products. Wilds Sonshine Factory is distilling a new spirit derived from a sunflower plant grown solely in the Pennsylvania Wilds region. In November, at an event hosted at the North Central PA LaunchBox powered…
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Startup Week 2020 is just around the corner at University Park and most Penn State Commonwealth campuses – March 30-April 3 – featuring entrepreneurial workshops, networking; student pitch competitions, and presentations from startup founders and corporate innovators, including many Penn State alumni. One of the highlights of the week is a…
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Before Tamela Serensits got her entrepreneurial feet, she got her sea legs as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy – traveling the world protecting freedom and leading critical decision-making when lives were on the line. That experience helped form her character, and commitment to her own startup company: Argolytics, a web-based…
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After five years of traveling the country witnessing the day-to-day challenges marketers face, Penn State alum Anthony “AJ” Bruno knew he could present a better solution. In 2012, he created an analytics platform aimed at public relations firms: TrendKite. Over the next six years, the success of Bruno’s digital PR…
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As Penn State Materials Research Institute prepared for its 2019 Materials Day event – held October 29th and 30th – 3M was busy reinforcing its relationship with Penn State to advance research activities with a new $900,000 commitment over the next three years. The new agreement harnessed the efforts of…
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Birgitt Boschitsch is cleaning up the world. One toilet at a time.  Boschitsch co-founded spotLESS Materials with Dr. Tak-Sing Wong based on a discovery made by her lab mate and fellow doctoral student, Jing Wang. Wang developed a liquid-entrenched smooth surface (LESS) coating that can be applied to glass, some metals, and ceramic to enable them…
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In the lab of assistant professor Lauren Zarzar, Ph.D., in Penn State's Eberly College of Science, Zarzar and graduate students Amy Goodling and Caleb Meredith were studying droplets of water for use in lenses. They happened to notice certain conditions where the droplets were colored. This observation enabled them to understand and…
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