News & Events

Fall 2022: Speaker & Networking Series
Learn from experts (and we provide lunch).  The Happy Valley LaunchBox Fall Speaker Series has begun! Our Fall Speaker Series includes 3 great topics with experts who will provide you with actionable advice on various matters (see details below). Our...
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...

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Invent Penn State News
January 27 2023

Alumni-owned barber wear startup SLCKR growing with help from Invent Penn State

Penn State alumni Tyler Tracey and Ben Johnson launched elevated barber wear startup SLCKR in January 2021. They were able to grow their business through the Invent Penn State Summer Founders Program. Two years later, SLCKR ended 2022 with more than $140,000 in sales. 
January 24 2023

Applications open through March 1 for the sixth annual LION Tank competition

The Mont Alto LaunchBox powered by Penn State is hosting its sixth annual LION Tank on March 22. Regional entrepreneurs are invited to apply to participate in the pitch competition by midnight on March 1. 
January 24 2023

Barnes & Noble College announces grants to student programs across University

In a continuation of its longtime partnership with Penn State, Barnes & Noble College, a Barnes & Noble Education company, which operates the Penn State Bookstore, has awarded a 2022-23 round of grants to support a range of programs and initiatives across the University.
January 24 2023

Barnes and Noble College announces grants to student programs across University

In a continuation of its longtime partnership with Penn State, Barnes & Noble College, a Barnes & Noble Education company, which operates the Penn State Bookstore, has awarded a 2022-23 round of grants to support a range of programs and initiatives across the University.
January 20 2023

Eleven startups selected for spring 2023 FastTrack Accelerator

Happy Valley LaunchBox powered by PNC Bank has accepted 11 early-stage business startups into its spring 2023 FastTrack Accelerator program.
January 18 2023

Co-founder of electric vehicle charging company Xeal on Dare to Disrupt podcast

In the latest episode of Invent Penn State’s “Dare to Disrupt” podcast, host Ryan Newman interviews alum Zander Isaacson, CEO and co-founder of Xeal, a technology-first electric vehicle charging company operating at the intersection of real estate, mobility, clean energy and the Internet of Things.