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$50,000 endowment for innovation established with the help of Gasbarre Products
DuBois, Pa. – Gasbarre Products, a long-time partner and friend of Penn State DuBois, continues to invest in regional innovation with the establishment of the Gasbarre Products LaunchBox Endowment in support of the North Central PA LaunchBox powered by Penn...
$50,000 Miller Fabrications Solutions LaunchBox Endowment established
DuBois, PA – After touring the North Central PA LaunchBox powered by Penn State DuBois and visiting the Idea Lab on the Penn State DuBois campus, Dave Miller, Miller Fabrication Solutions’ chairman of the board, established the Miller Fabrication Solutions...
Lehman, Raffeinner, and Treaster win tabletop challenge for the NCPA LaunchBox Idea Lab
DuBois, PA – Innovation is all about finding solutions and this tabletop challenge was no different. Located in the Swift building on the Penn State DuBois campus is a student gathering area containing round tables with openings in them, previously...
The North Central PA LaunchBox welcomed guests for the official grand opening
DUBOIS, Pa., - The North Central PA LaunchBox powered by Penn State DuBois celebrated the official grand opening, almost three years after being established as a regional center for entrepreneurship and economic growth. “Given the significance of the LaunchBox mission,...
March 17 LaunchBox event to provide overview of $50,000 BIG Idea Contest
DuBOIS, Pa. – The North Central PA LaunchBox powered by Penn State DuBois will host an informational event on this year’s BIG Idea Contest, from 3 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 17, at the LaunchBox Event Center, 2 E....
NCPA LaunchBox helps bring Beaver Commons to life at DuBois Area High School
DuBOIS, Pa. – A job recently completed by the North Central PA LaunchBox powered by Penn State DuBois has helped to further the LaunchBox mission of community development and partnership.  A wall covering measuring 19 feet long and nearly 6...
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February 13 2024

Six student startups to compete for up to $30,000 in Inc.U Competition

Six Penn State student startups have been selected as finalists in Invent Penn State’s Inc.U Competition. Each team will compete for a $30,000 cash investment pool in a pitch competition during Penn State Startup Week powered by PNC. Register to attend the live taping of the Inc.U Competition from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, March 16.
February 12 2024

Altoona Craft It, Pitch It, Win It competition deadline set for March 10

Do you need a website, logo design, or help with social media? Want to upgrade your e-commerce game? Apply for the Craft It, Pitch It, Win It competition by March 10 for a chance to win up to $10,000 in prize money.
February 8 2024

Berks LaunchBox celebrates fifth anniversary in GoggleWorks Center for the Arts

Since its inception, Berks LaunchBox has made a significant impact on the Berks County community. Over the last five years, Berks LaunchBox has assisted 582 entrepreneurs, taught new skills to 1,100 community members in its Makerspace, offered entrepreneurship classes to 3,800 community members, and impacted 1,042 students (elementary school through college). 
February 6 2024

Student startups: Apply for 2024 Summer Founders Program by March 8

Student startup teams from all Penn State campuses, including World Campus, are invited to apply to the 2024 Invent Penn State Summer Founders Program to receive a $15,000 grant to work on their startup, social good venture, or nonprofit over the summer.
February 1 2024

Start up your research: Apply now for March I-Corps Short Course

Penn State’s NSF I-Corps Short Course is accepting applications for its virtual March cohort. The no-cost program helps researchers test a startup idea through customer interviews and educational programming on the lean startup methodology. 
February 1 2024

Former Penn State student-athlete Omar X. Easy to lead new Brand Academy

Omar X. Easy, a former Penn State football student-athlete and Kansas City Chiefs and Oakland Raiders running back, has been appointed to lead The Penn State Brand Academy in his role as the assistant athletics director for the Brand Academy.