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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.
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April 9 2021

Virtual Venture & IP Conference panel to review managing startup IP risk

Intellectual property will be brought to the forefront during the “IP 101 - What Every Startup Needs to Know about IP Protection” virtual panel, set for 1 p.m. on April 16, as part of the Invent Penn State Venture & IP Conference, happening April 15-16.
April 9 2021

Virtual Venture & IP Conference panel to deconstruct status quo thinking

An Invent Penn State Venture & IP Conference panel, “Deconstruct Status Quo Thinking to Drive Innovation in Your Company,” will use interactive exercises to help participants identify subtle status quo thinking and emerge with a process leading to true innovation. The virtual panel session will take place from 10:40-11:30 a.m. on April 16.
April 9 2021

Virtual Venture & IP Conference panel highlights life science ventures and COVID

How are life science ventures leveraging their technologies to help mitigate the spread and virulence of the novel coronavirus? The Invent Penn State Venture & IP Conference panel “Life Science Ventures Addressing COVID-19” will explore this topic from 4:25-5:20 p.m. on April 15.
April 9 2021

Venture & IP Conference panel to highlight venture growth during COVID-19

“The State of Venture and Growth Capital in the COVID-19 Era” panel during the Invent Penn State Venture & IP Conference will explore the effects of COVID-19 on venture and growth investing and its outlook through 2021. Taking place virtually from 1:45-2:35 p.m. on April 15, the panel also will examine important investment lessons learned because of the pandemic.
April 9 2021

Virtual Venture & IP Conference panel to explore investment in rural innovation

The “Investing in Rural & Heartland America” panel during the Invent Penn State Venture & IP Conference will examine how funds dedicated to strategic investment in heartland and rural innovation are overcoming geographic barriers and supporting investors in small markets. The panel session will take place from 12:45-1:35 p.m. on April 15.
April 6 2021

Student Startup Showcase to feature best of Penn State student entrepreneurs

Penn State’s best and brightest student entrepreneurs are set to take the stage at the all-virtual 2021 Invent Penn State Venture & IP Conference. The conference begins April 15 with a showcase featuring eight student teams sharing how their startups are having a positive impact on the world and have grown thanks to the Invent Penn State entrepreneurial ecosystem.