News & Events

Our new building opens in October.
A six-story, state-of-the-art, multi-use home for innovation in downtown State College is scheduled to open Oct. 2021. Located on South Burrowes Street, this will be the new home for the Happy Valley LaunchBox. We’ll still be offering open, no-cost co-working...
Matching interns to startups via the SEDTAPP ENtern program
Partnerships to build startups. So much of what we do is providing support and resources to our startups. And, we can't do that without partners in our ecosystem. So, we're excited about the partnership between the College of Engineering's School...
What is the FastTrack Accelerator all about?
If you're looking to launch a business check out FastTrack Accelerator info sessions. We are holding a number of information sessions for you to ask questions, meet the coaches, and figure out if the FastTrack program is right for you....
Invent Penn State News
September 9 2021

Inaugural blueStart Festival hosted by Innoblue set for Oct. 4-10

Navigating the ever-growing Penn State entrepreneurial landscape can be a daunting task for new and returning students. Student entrepreneurship club Innoblue is launching the inaugural blueStart Festival, Oct. 4–10, to help students jump into the entrepreneurship community and connect to resources on campus.
August 30 2021

Virtual Idea TestLab, FastTrack Accelerator now accepting applications

Happy Valley LaunchBox powered by PNC Bank is accepting applications for its virtual Idea TestLab starting Aug. 31 and in-person FastTrack Accelerator beginning Aug. 23. Both programs provide University and community entrepreneurs with the resources and skills they need to turn their idea into a scalable business. The deadline for Idea Test Lab applications is Sept. 21 and the deadline...
August 27 2021

Winning startup works to increase speed to market for some pharmaceuticals

Brad Rogers, alongside his colleagues at the Penn State Eberly College of Science, Paul Cremer and Tinglu Yang, developed an industry-disruptive temperature device allowing for faster and more accurate stability screening for scientists. They hope it will enable them to accelerate and improve predictions associated with biopharmaceutical shelf-life and, ultimately, reduce biologic drug failure by up to 25%.
August 26 2021

Altoona LaunchBox to host fourth session in 'Grow with Google' webinar series

The Altoona LaunchBox supported by the Hite family will present "Make Better Business Decisions with Analytics" on Thursday, Sept. 9.
August 25 2021

Penn State alumna builds nonprofit to help Black & Brown Founders succeed

In 2017, Penn State alumna Aniyia Williams launched Black & Brown Founders, a nonprofit organization providing community, education and financial access to Black and Latinx entrepreneurs, allowing them to launch and build tech businesses with modest resources.
August 20 2021

David and Deborah Ross establish endowment for North Central PA LaunchBox

Longtime campus supporters David and Deborah Ross have established a new endowment that will support efforts of the North Central PA LaunchBox powered by Penn State DuBois. The Dr. David S. and Deborah M. Ross LaunchBox Endowment at Penn State DuBois was established with the couple’s initial $100,000 pledge, and Penn State will match that amount, resulting in a $200,000...