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May 20 2019

‘LaunchBox Ladies’: Female entrepreneurs to share personal journeys June 6

Lehigh Valley LaunchBox continues its educational event series focusing on the unique challenges and victories of female entrepreneurs called “LaunchBox Ladies: From Passion to Profit” with a program on Thursday, June 6.

May 17 2019

Shenango student entrepreneurs win grand prize in Inc.U Competition

Penn State Shenango student entrepreneurs Ali Izzo and Holly Masters won $15,000 during “The Investment,” the finale of PennTAP’s Inc.U Competition, which aired May 16 on WPSU-TV.

May 10 2019

Idea Test Lab Final Pitch Competition winners announced at Penn State Harrisburg

The winners of the Penn State Harrisburg Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Idea Test Lab final pitch competition have been announced.

May 07 2019

Student entrepreneur takes blood tests from the waiting room to the living room

Using Penn State’s entrepreneurial resources, recent graduate Sherveen “Shevy” Karbasi is bringing complete blood count testing out of the clinic and onto a smartphone via HemoGO, an app capable of delivering a CBC in less than a minute, all within the comfort and security of one’s own home.

April 30 2019

Penn State startup, spotLESS Materials, wins $367K in pitch competition

spotLESS Materials LLC, a startup company developed from research conducted in the Penn State Department of Mechanical Engineering, won third place and $367,500 at the 2019 Rice Business Plan Competition on April 6.

April 23 2019

Sustaining Communities Through Small Business

For post-industrial towns throughout Pennsylvania, the departure of major manufacturing brought with it a host of challenges. Yet, for many, it has created a new opportunity — the growth of small businesses and startups. The hope these businesses bring has been a driving force for Tom Sharbaugh, professor of practice in Penn State Law and director of the University’s Entrepreneur Assistance Clinic, which provides free legal resources to small business owners and entrepreneurs around Pennsylvania.

April 18 2019

Startup Week 2019 celebration honors student changemakers and entrepreneurs

On April 4 at Pegula Ice Arena, Penn State Startup Week culminated with a celebration of student entrepreneurs and innovators in technology, health, the arts, education, sustainability and global impact.

April 17 2019

Mont Alto LaunchBox offering workshop to help kick-start business ideas

The Mont Alto LaunchBox will offer a free workshop for aspiring entrepreneurs from 6 to 7 p.m. April 25 at 40 North Second St. in Chambersburg. “So, you have an idea for a business. Now what?” will be presented by Kathyrn Gratton, SCORE Four State Chapter chair, Arts Alliance of Greater Waynesboro executive director, and a certified small business mentor.

April 16 2019

Heard on Campus: LaunchBox Ladies speaker series

Two of Lehigh Valley’s own Women Trailblazers shared their journeys and actionable advice within the healthcare and medical fields on April 11. Don’t miss the next LaunchBox Ladies event on June 6!

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