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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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May 31 2023

Researchers developing smart ring for healthcare and extended reality

A team of researchers in the Penn State School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science aims to enable healthcare and extended reality — which encompasses virtual, augmented and mixed reality — with their smart sensing ring, OmniRing.
May 31 2023

Koveroo Bedding participates in FastTrack Accelerator, grows blanket startup

Community member Aquito Young is the CEO and founder of Koveroo Bedding, selling patent-pending blankets with an integrated pouch that covers the feet as well as the back side of the legs for full coverage and warmth. In fall 2022, Koveroo participated in the Happy Valley LaunchBox powered by PNC Bank FastTrack Accelerator program. 
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.”