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Mengle Foundation commits $15,000 to support North Central PA LaunchBox
DUBOIS, Pa. — The Glenn and Ruth Mengle Foundation of St. Marys, Pennsylvania, has made a $15,000 gift to support the North Central PA LaunchBox Powered by Penn State DuBois. These funds will be used to enhance the downtown LaunchBox...
Public invited to BIG Idea Contest finale
The eight finalists in the BIG Idea Contest will soon pitch their business ideas to a panel of judges, and their presentations will be open to the public. All members of the community are invited to the event, which will...
Clearfield County receives $725K to help coal-impacted economy: Money given on behalf of the North Central PA LaunchBox and Penn State DuBois by the Appalachian Regional Commission
DUBOIS, Pa. — On Oct. 9, Clearfield County, on behalf of the North Central PA (NCPA) LaunchBox and Penn State DuBois, was awarded $725,850 by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to develop and strengthen the region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem by attracting...
Charles Snapp pledges $50,000 to support DuBois LaunchBox initiative
DUBOIS, Pa. — Longtime campus supporter Charles Snapp has made a $50,000 gift in support of the North Central PA LaunchBox Powered by Penn State DuBois. This gift will double thanks to a matching program offered by Penn State, resulting...
Program on successful business positioning to be held at Penn State DuBois
DUBOIS, Pa. — Small-business owners, entrepreneurs, and those interested in getting a start in their own business will benefit from an upcoming program at Penn State DuBois. “Positioning Your Business and Brand for Success in a Competitive Market” will be...
Fairman Family Foundation first to support LaunchBox initiative
With a $25,000 gift, the Fairman Family Foundation Endowment for the North Central PA LaunchBox Powered by Penn State DuBois has been established. This makes the Fairman Family Foundation the inaugural donor to support this initiative, with other donors in...
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September 24 2020

Hazleton LaunchBox helps diverse community of entrepreneurs

Anchoring the first floor of the recently renovated bingo hall on West Broad Street in downtown Hazleton, the new Hazleton LaunchBox supported by Pasco L. Schiavo Esq. demonstrates how collaborative economic development and public-private partnerships can revive Pennsylvania communities.
September 24 2020

LaunchBoxes and Innovation Hubs expand virtual offerings for fall semester

The LaunchBox and Innovation Hub Network has pivoted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and is delivering programming virtually. For an overview of resources being offered by the 21 hubs, click here.
September 23 2020

FastTrack Accelerator helps community entrepreneur build collaboration app

State College community member John Stogin went to Happy Valley LaunchBox powered by PNC Bank in search of connections to people who could help advance a virtual collaboration app he created called Scratchwork. Through his participation in the Happy Valley LaunchBox FastTrack Accelerator, Stogin was able to focus on the business development side of his venture.
September 9 2020

Upcoming webinar series to feature legal topics for startups, small businesses

A four-part webinar series will tackle important legal topics and issues specific to startups and small businesses, such as liability, partnerships, funding opportunities and intellectual property.
September 8 2020

New screening technology works to better predict drug’s shelf life and stability

TemperSure, a new drug screening technology from Penn State startup GradienT°, aims to reduce both the time and financial costs in biological drug development by increasing certainty in drug shelf life and expiration dates.
September 8 2020

Hazleton LaunchBox webinar to again feature nationally recognized inventor

Nationally recognized inventor Frances Prado will provide aspiring entrepreneurs with insight into taking a business online during the second in a series of Spanish-language webinars hosted by the Hazleton LaunchBox on Friday, Sept. 11.