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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
May 25 2023

Researchers encouraged to take ideas from the lab to the marketplace

Penn State’s I-Corps Short Course is accepting applications for its June cohort. The no-cost program helps researchers test a startup idea through customer discovery and lean startup methodology.
May 23 2023

Community member launches language-accessible children’s storybook startup

Community member Münire Bozdemir participated in the Happy Valley LaunchBox powered by PNC Bank FastTrack Accelerator program with her startup, MyMoon Storytelling, which uses the power of interactive stories to build thoughtful, effective and affordable learning experiences for young children in as many languages as possible.
May 17 2023

Alumnus Ryan Owen appears on new episode of 'Dare to Disrupt' podcast

In the latest episode of Invent Penn State’s “Dare to Disrupt” podcast, alumnus Ryan Owen shares his experiences as a Wall Street trader, the unique internship opportunities Penn State connected him to as a student, as well as his experience being in the World Trade Center on 9/11.
May 9 2023

Penn State New Kensington’s Digital Foundry selected as regional makerspace

The Digital Foundry at New Kensington has been selected as one of four regional makerspaces through southwestern Pennsylvania's winning federal Build Back Better grant initiative. The ARM Institute announced the $1.5 million award to the Digital Foundry as part of southwestern Pennsylvania’s “New Economy Collaborative.”
May 5 2023

Penn State Small Business Development Center celebrates 25 years of assistance

The Penn State Small Business Development Center (SBDC) celebrated its 25th anniversary of assisting Pennsylvania small business owners and entrepreneurs on May 2. Since its inception, the Penn State SBDC has helped develop more than 1,100 business plans.
May 1 2023

Fayette LaunchBox, Readiness Institute host entrepreneurial workshop

On March 22, Fayette LaunchBox and the Readiness Institute jointly organized a professional skill-building workshop as part of Invent Penn State Startup Week 2023 at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus.