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March 20 2019

Foundation makes gifts in engineering alumnus’ memory

The Ballantyne and Leonard Foundation has made commitments totaling $500,000 to support the Summer Founders Program, an Invent Penn State initiative, and students in the Penn State College of Engineering.

March 18 2019

Eberly College of Science to host entrepreneurship seminars during Startup Week

During Penn State Startup Week 2019, the Eberly College of Science will host a series of five seminars, to be presented by alumni, faculty and student entrepreneurs.

March 18 2019

BeagleDrones takes first in Mont Alto LaunchBox LION Tank Competition

An easy to build racing drone kit, a faster and easier way to mix infant formula, and a customer loyalty app were business ideas entrepreneurs pitched during the Mont Alto LaunchBox LION Tank Competition on March 15 in the University’s General Studies Building Auditorium.

March 11 2019

Penn State Fayette, Fay-Penn appoint manager to local startup accelerator

Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus has appointed a manager to implement entrepreneurial services at the Fayette LaunchBox, a local facility designed to host startup companies. Mark Scaccia, a Greensburg resident with a long track record of industrial innovation and leadership, began his role earlier this month.

March 05 2019

‘LaunchBox Ladies: From Passion to Profit’ April event announced

Health Innovations and research will be explored at April 11’s “LaunchBox Ladies: From Passion to Profit,” at Penn State Lehigh Valley.

February 27 2019

Penn State Schuylkill receives $250,000 to establish LionLaunch Endowment

Penn State Schuylkill recently announced an anonymous gift of $250,000 to help fund LionLaunch, part of Invent Penn State, a University-wide initiative established to spur economic growth in Pennsylvania.

February 14 2019

Newman family gift supports entrepreneurship through Summer Founders Program

Ryan and Meredith Newman’s $125,000 gift to Penn State will help aspiring entrepreneurs through their creation of an endowment in support of the Summer Founders Program.

February 05 2019

Pilot program matches Penn State tech startups with executive talent

In 2018 the Startup Leadership Network (SLN) was piloted to pair experienced management teams with Penn State startups to help guide them through growth.

February 05 2019

Startup Kijenzi using 3D printing to deliver medical equipment to Kenya

From Penn State’s University Park campus to remote medical facilities in rural Kenya, tech startup Kijenzi is developing solutions to deliver medical equipment using a surprising method — 3D printing. Broken machinery, outdated supply chains, and limited access to specialty equipment leaves Kenyan clinics with huge challenges in bringing health care to those in need. Kijenzi is hoping to change that.

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