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Fall 2020 Startup Challenge Idea Accelerator Winners Announced
Harrisburg LaunchBox is pleased to announce the winners of the Startup Challenge virtual accelerator final pitch competition on November 14, 2020.  The final pitch competition concluded the week-long virtual business idea accelerator, in which a select group of 8 participants...
Fall 2020 Idea TestLab Winners Announced
October 13, 2020 The winners of Harrisburg LaunchBox's Fall 2020 Idea TestLab final pitch competition have been announced.  The October 13th, 2020 final pitch competition concluded the Idea TestLab six-week virtual startup course for community entrepreneurs, in which participants validate...
Winter 2020 Idea TestLab final pitch competition winners announced
July 7, 2020 MIDDLETOWN, Pa. – The winners of the Penn State Harrisburg LaunchBox Idea Test Lab final pitch competition have been announced. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the final pitch competition was held virtually following an intensive six-week startup course for University and...
Watch the Intellectual Property for Entrepreneurs Webinar
Missed the Intellectual Property webinar? Watch it here. We had such a great turnout for the April 15th Intellectual Property for Entrepreneurs Webinar that we decided to share the video with those who couldn't join us. Watch the live webinar on the Harrisburg...
Winter 2019 Idea TestLab Final Pitch Competition winners announced
HARRISBURG, Pa. — The winners of the Penn State Harrisburg Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Idea Test Lab final pitch competition have been announced. Held this spring, the final pitch followed an intensive five-week startup course for University and community...
Harrisburg LaunchBox in the News
Mason, John M.  "How Innovation Works."  Online article. Seeking Alpha, 26 May 2020.
Invent Penn State News
June 17 2022

Brandywine appoints director of innovation and entrepreneurship

Roger Lee, an experienced business leader and higher education professional, has been named director of innovation and entrepreneurship at Penn State Brandywine, effective July 5. In that role, he will serve as a member of the senior leadership team, lead priority initiatives in the campus’ strategic plan and direct the Brandywine LaunchBox.
June 13 2022

Why state funding matters: Invent Penn State fueling innovation, business growth

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has proposed $2.35 million in new funding for Invent Penn State as part of the University's 2022-23 state appropriation. Watch as Sydney Gibbard, a Penn State biomedical engineering major from Yardley, Pennsylvania, explains how Invent Penn State has helped to grow her nonprofit, Girls Code the World. 
June 10 2022

Webinar on legal issues for startups set for June 23

The webinar “Business Entities and Legal Issues for Startups” will be offered by the Altoona LaunchBox supported by the Hite Family and the Saint Francis University Small Business Development Center on June 23. This free, live webinar will feature the Penn State Law Entrepreneurship Assistance Clinic, which provides free legal assistance to Pennsylvania entrepreneurs.
June 9 2022

Penn State DuBois student trio wins tabletop challenge for the NCPA LaunchBox

The winners of the North Central PA LaunchBox student table-top challenge were announced for their innovative and creative designs. Cory Lehman, Anna Raffeinner, and Dylan Treaster teamed up and used the Idea Lab to design, innovate and create solutions for the task.
June 3 2022

Philadelphia-based non-profit delivers donated furniture to those who need it

Marvin’s Home, a client of Penn State Law's Entrepreneur Assistance Clinic, is a nonprofit serving the Philadelphia area that takes furniture donations and directly delivers them to the mostly empty apartments of young adults who have been homeless or recently aged out of the foster care system. 
June 3 2022

Penn State research-based startup works toward helping to treat diabetic wounds

People with both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes often experience suppressed wound healing. Penn State research-based startup ElkosRx is working to bring its topical treatment for early-stage diabetic foot ulcers to the market.