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Courses at NCPA LaunchBox to help public ‘Excel’ in business
DuBOIS, Pa - Penn State DuBois Continuing and Community Education will offer two courses at the North Central PA LaunchBox in August to help explore the ways Microsoft Excel can be used to manage business. Basic and Intermediate Excel courses...
Growth of Powder Metal Industry focus of LaunchBox Speaker Series program
Bud Jones of Symmco Inc. in Sykesville, Pennsylvania will offer the program "Welcome to the Center for Powder Metallurgy Technology" at 6 p.m. Monday, June 14, via Zoom. Jones is president of the Center for Powder Metallurgy Technology representing the Metal Powder...
Clearfield County awards $880,000 in CHIRP Funding with help from NCPA LaunchBox
DUBOIS, Pa. — The North Central PA LaunchBox Powered by Penn State DuBois partnered with Clearfield County Commissioners recently to process applications for the COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program (CHIRP). Authorized and allocated by the state, Clearfield County distributed a...
LaunchBox announces winners in inaugural Dare to Dream Competition
DUBOIS, Pa. — The North Central PA LaunchBox helped to make the end of the school year memorable for two students from DuBois Area High School. Peyton Kifer and Abigail Riffe, both 14 years old, were named winners in the...
Program for small business owners June 9 offers post-pandemic marketing skills ‘Social Media Marketing During COVID and POST-COVID Economy’ open to the public; hosted by NorthCentral PA LaunchBox
DUBOIS, Pa. — The North Central PA LaunchBox will offer small business owners the chance to build marketing skills coming out of the pandemic with the latest program in the LaunchBox Speaker Series. ‘Social Media Marketing During a COVID and...
North Central PA LaunchBox to cover COVID communication for the hard of hearing
DuBOIS, Pa. – The North Central PA LaunchBox Speaker Series will offer “I Can’t Hear You Through the Mask: COVID Communication Concerns for the Hard of Hearing” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 2. Register here for this free virtual program delivered by Zoom. This...
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May 24 2022

Altoona LaunchBox to present social media marketing webinar

The Altoona LaunchBox supported by the Hite family will present “Social Media Must-Haves” from 12:05 to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 7, via Zoom.
May 17 2022

LaunchBox Ladies Ambassadors Circle event spotlights Lehigh Valley entrepreneur

Lehigh Valley LaunchBox powered by Penn State recently celebrated the achievements of local entrepreneur Kathryn C. Worrilow, founder and CEO of the health care technology company LifeAire Systems, at its annual LaunchBox Ladies Ambassadors Circle event on May 12.
May 12 2022

$4M in endowments to support Shenango LaunchBox, economic development in Sharon

Two new endowments totaling $4 million will increase economic development in western Pennsylvania through a partnership between Penn State and the Community Foundation of Western PA and Eastern OH, with support of the Sharon community. Expanding the region’s innovation, entrepreneurial and business support offerings, the endowments will establish a Penn State LaunchBox and a fund to support business owners in...
May 10 2022

Apply to Virtual Idea TestLab to test viability of your business idea

Open to the community as well as Penn State faculty, staff and students, Happy Valley LaunchBox powered by PNC Bank is now accepting applications for its four-week Virtual Idea TestLab, which is designed to help teams evaluate the viability of their business ideas by coaching them through a proven method of customer discovery and problem analysis.
May 10 2022

Watch Penn State student startups compete for up to $30,000 on ‘The Investment’

WPSU-TV will televise “The Investment,” the final round of the Invent Penn State Inc.U Competition, at 9 p.m. on May 16 and again at 6 p.m. on May 21. During “The Investment,” six Penn State student startups compete for up to $30,000 in funding that will help advance their companies.
May 4 2022

Bonslaver graduates Penn State Berks and embarks on career as an entrepreneur

After Nathan Bonslaver graduates from Penn State Berks on May 7, he will be closing the door on one chapter while opening the door to another. Not only is Bonslaver the co-founder of CarToCamp, which provides universally fitting SUV sleeping platforms for car camping, but he also was one of six selected to participate in the Invent Penn State Summer...