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Creative Corner in area libraries
Visit a local library and you might notice a new corner designed to inspire your entrepreneurial spirit. The Beaver Valley LaunchBox partnered with the Beaver County Library System to establish Creative Corners in each area library.  The Beaver Valley LaunchBox...
Student entrepreneurs enter the ‘Lion’s Den’ in competition at Penn State Beaver
Penn State Beaver held its fourth annual Lion’s Den competition Nov. 14. Eight ideas for new products were presented to a panel of judges during the "Shark Tank"-style competition. “Lion’s Den provides a platform for our students to learn and...
Penn State Beaver awarded $50,000 to drive entrepreneurship, bolster local economy
As part of its Invent Penn State initiative, the University today announced four new seed grants, each valued at $50,000, designed to bolster entrepreneurship and economic development in communities surrounding Penn State campuses across the commonwealth. Penn State Beaver is one of...
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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.