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.
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.
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.
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.
Health Innovations and research will be explored at April 11’s “LaunchBox Ladies: From Passion to Profit,” at Penn State Lehigh Valley.
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.
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.
In 2018 the Startup Leadership Network (SLN) was piloted to pair experienced management teams with Penn State startups to help guide them through growth.
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 Broken machinery, outdated supply chains, and limited access to specialty equipment leaves Kenyan clinics with huge challenges in bringing health care to those in need.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.