News & Events

Join us for April Events on Campus!
Join us in April at Penn State Harrisburg for one of the following events: April 10 - 2nd Research and Discovery Day.  Join our full day program featuring research, workforce and innovation initiatives in Central PA.  Register here.   April...
New Tech Meetup of Central PA – April 15
The Harrisburg Launchbox is excited to host the New Tech Meetup on April 15! The New Technology Meetup of Central PA is focused on Medical Technology for April 2024. Click here to register! Our Presentations: Michael Zarreii - Axon Medical...
Truist Empowered Entrepreneurs Executive Seminar Series
Join us for a dynamic event series to help strengthen small businesses in the Harrisburg region! Together with the Truist Foundation and Penn State Harrisburg team, we’ll convene diverse leaders in the entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystem around topics including: Access...
Small Business Summit – 2023!
  REGISTER TODAY! June 15, 2023 8am - 3pm Location: Penn State Harrisburg 777 W. Harrisburg Pike Middletown, PA.  Register Now! Join us for the Harrisburg LaunchBox Small Business Summit! We've planned a full day experience for innovators and entrepreneurs...
June 27 – Founder’s Circle Luncheon!
REGISTER HERE! Our Founder's Circle will feature short Ted-Talks style power presentations. Hear from founders about what's working and also hear from founders who need to break through barriers and overcome key challenges. You'll have the opportunity to hear founder...
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
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 5 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 1 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.
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.