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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
December 6 2023

Penn State LaunchBoxes accepting applications for 2024 Idea TestLab

Applications are being accepted now through Jan. 8, 2024​, for the Idea TestLab, a free, four-week, virtual accelerator designed to help entrepreneurs determine the viability of their business idea. The Idea TestLab is sponsored by the Penn State Harrisburg, Mont Alto and York LaunchBoxes.
November 28 2023

Accelerate your research impact with NSF I-Corps Short Course

Penn State’s NSF I-Corps Short Course is accepting applications for its virtual January cohort. The no-cost program helps researchers test a startup idea through customer interviews and educational programming on the lean startup methodology.
November 17 2023

Researchers aim to streamline cancer therapy development process

Penn State biomedical engineering doctoral candidate Josh Reynolds and his research lab mates are striving to overcome drug resistance and accelerate drug discovery efforts in the fight against cancer with their startup, Atlas Biotech. 
November 16 2023

Brandywine and Berks LaunchBoxes collaborate for Idea TestLab Pitch Competition

Penn State Brandywine’s and Penn State Berks’ LaunchBoxes collaborated with Penn State Great Valley to hold the Fall 2023 Idea TestLab Pitch Competition on Wednesday, Nov. 8.
November 15 2023

Student’s sports media startup grows rapidly with support from Invent Penn State

Penn State junior and founder of TDAY Sports Justin Leusner shares his experience participating in Invent Penn State's Summer Founders Program.
November 7 2023

Brandywine student receives funding for small business through Invent Penn State

Khalid Jordan, a third-year business major at Penn State Brandywine, was one of eight Penn State students in the Commonwealth to receive funding for his small business at the 2023 Invent Penn State Venture & IP Conference in Hershey on Oct. 16.