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‘Queen B’ Event Highlights Women Entrepreneurs of Beaver County
BEAVER FALLS, Pa. – Women entrepreneurs from Beaver County were the focus of a panel discussion hosted by the Beaver Valley LaunchBox. The June 5 event, Queen B’s, was held in the B-HIVE (Beaver Valley Hub for Innovation, Venture and...
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 28 2024

Cycling Studio in Sharon uses Entrepreneur Assistance Clinic, Shenango LaunchBox

CycleLife Studio, a cycling fitness studio in Sharon, Pennsylvania, utilized Invent Penn State resources to update their business model and continue to grow.
May 23 2024

Maternal health care startup works to advocate, empower women

Drawing from personal experience, and with support from Berks Launchbox, Rogers created The Fourth Trimester MAHMEE, a startup that advocates for pregnant and postpartum women with the help of support services.  
May 21 2024

Content marketing expert Joe Pulizzi on 'Dare to Disrupt' podcast

In the latest episode of Invent Penn State’s “Dare to Disrupt” podcast, host Ryan Newman interviews Joe Pulizzi, founder of content creator education site, The Tilt. Pulizzi also founded Content Entrepreneur Expo and the Content Marketing Institute, which he successfully exited in 2016.  
May 13 2024

Six entrepreneurs participate in first content creator accelerator

Happy Valley LaunchBox powered by PNC Bank, in partnership with The Penn State Brand Academy, offered an all-new content creator-focused Digital TestLab accelerator program this spring.
May 7 2024

Local artist uses woodworking lab at OriginLabs

Edgar Farmer, professor emeritus of education at Penn State and local artist, recently started using the woodworking equipment available at OriginLabs to enhance his wood-carving process.
April 23 2024

Penn State student startup Saveware innovates tax refunds with AI

Penn State student startup Saveware, which uses artificial intelligence (AI) to help automate the sales tax refund process for businesses and tax firms, is one of six teams selected for Invent Penn State’s Summer Founders Program, a 13-week program which gives entrepreneurs a $15,000 grant to work full-time on their startups over the summer.