News & Events
November 20, 2020
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...
November 2, 2020
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...
July 7, 2020
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...
March 27, 2020
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...
May 19, 2019
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...
May 27, 2020
Mason, John M. "How Innovation Works." Online article. Seeking Alpha, 26 May 2020.
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September 22 2021
Robert and Cynthia Van Druff, longtime supporters of Penn State Greater Allegheny have pledged $100,000 to create the Robert A. Van Druff and Cynthia A. Dawso Van Druff LaunchBox Endowment
September 9 2021
Navigating the ever-growing Penn State entrepreneurial landscape can be a daunting task for new and returning students. Student entrepreneurship club Innoblue is launching the inaugural blueStart Festival, Oct. 4–10, to help students jump into the entrepreneurship community and connect to resources on campus.
August 30 2021
Happy Valley LaunchBox powered by PNC Bank is accepting applications for its virtual Idea TestLab starting Aug. 31 and in-person FastTrack Accelerator beginning Aug. 23. Both programs provide University and community entrepreneurs with the resources and skills they need to turn their idea into a scalable business. The deadline for Idea Test Lab applications is Sept. 21 and the deadline...
August 27 2021
Brad Rogers, alongside his colleagues at the Penn State Eberly College of Science, Paul Cremer and Tinglu Yang, developed an industry-disruptive temperature device allowing for faster and more accurate stability screening for scientists. They hope it will enable them to accelerate and improve predictions associated with biopharmaceutical shelf-life and, ultimately, reduce biologic drug failure by up to 25%.
August 26 2021
The Altoona LaunchBox supported by the Hite family will present "Make Better Business Decisions with Analytics" on Thursday, Sept. 9.
August 25 2021
In 2017, Penn State alumna Aniyia Williams launched Black & Brown Founders, a nonprofit organization providing community, education and financial access to Black and Latinx entrepreneurs, allowing them to launch and build tech businesses with modest resources.