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Get tips, join workshops, hear from successful business owners at GEW in Nov
Want to learn more about starting and running a business? Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) is a worldwide celebration of innovation and entrepreneurship. At Penn State, we have one of the largest celebrations provding tons of virtual presentations, workshops, and networking...
Workshop: Talking to customer to de-risk your business
Learn how to talk to customers to de-risk your idea or business. Customer discovery is a tool used in lean business planning to help businesses figure out the right products/services to offer. Ones that customers actually want, and will pay...
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...
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January 14 2022

$50,000 BIG Idea Contest accepting applications for business ideas in PA Wilds

The North Central PA LaunchBox powered by Penn State DuBois has once again joined with Ben Franklin Technology Partners, the PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship, and other economic development leaders to bring the BIG Idea Contest to the region. The winning contestant could take home $50,000 to use in further developing a business idea.
January 12 2022

TechCelerator at State College awards over $10K in prizes to entrepreneurs

A first-place prize of $7,500 was awarded to local startup Marqo in the Ben Franklin Technology Partners TechCelerator @ State College virtual pitch event, where six entrepreneurial teams pitched their business concepts for more than $10,000 in prizes at the end of 2021.
January 5 2022

Magnitude Instruments: Making the jump from lab to business

Penn State Professor of Chemistry John Asbury discusses the evolution of Magnitude Instruments and how they made the jump from lab to business.
January 3 2022

Office of Entrepreneurship and Commercialization fills three key postions

The Penn State Office of Entrepreneurship and Commercialization announced three appointments during the fall semester, expanding expertise within the Penn State innovation ecosystem.
January 3 2022

Happy Valley LaunchBox supports company serving underrepresented students

With help from Happy Valley LaunchBox powered by PNC Bank, Joel Sakyi founded Vybrnt, a startup that provides underrepresented students better access to resources and opportunities that help them succeed during their time at college.
January 3 2022

Participants honored for completing Hazleton LaunchBox Diaspora Emprende program

More than 60 aspiring entrepreneurs were recently recognized during a virtual ceremony honoring them for completing the Hazleton LaunchBox supported by Pasco L. Schiavo Esq.’s Diaspora Emprende program.