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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...
Invent Penn State News
August 16 2022

Student’s candle business experiences growth through Summer Founders Program

Junior Kelsey Lauer spent the summer working on her soy candle business, Clove and Sprig, through the Invent Penn State Summer Founders Program.
August 15 2022

Turn an idea into a business with Happy Valley LaunchBox accelerator programs

This fall, Happy Valley LaunchBox powered by PNC Bank will offer two no-cost startup accelerator programs, which provide community and Penn State entrepreneurs with resources and guidance to help turn their business ideas into scalable businesses. FastTrack Accelerator is accepting applications now until Sept. 1. Idea TestLab applications will open on Aug. 29.
August 10 2022

Learn how to leverage Google services to support your business

This fall, the Invent Penn State LaunchBox and Innovation Network will host Grow with Google workshops, which will teach businesses best practices for Google products. Topics will include creating search-friendly websites, using YouTube to grow business results, and managing business information across Google Search and Maps.
July 29 2022

Serial media entrepreneur Robert Regular on new episode of “Dare to Disrupt”

In the ninth episode of Invent Penn State’s “Dare to Disrupt” podcast, host Ryan Newman interviews serial media entrepreneur and current CEO of Infolinks Media, Robert Regular, who received his bachelor’s degree in communications and business from Penn State. 
July 27 2022

FirstEnergy Foundation grant leads to more than $2M in economic benefits in PA

Over the past three years, the FirstEnergy Foundation’s grant has enabled more than 300 Penn State students to benefit from engineering design projects that support Pennsylvania small manufacturers and businesses, leading to over $2 million in economic benefits in the state.
July 21 2022

Trustees hear update on statewide impact of LaunchBox and Innovation Network 

The Board of Trustees Committee on Outreach, Development and Community Relations discussed the statewide impact of the Invent Penn State LaunchBox & Innovation Network, which catalyzes economic growth and job creation throughout Pennsylvania, during its regular meeting.