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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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March 16 2023

Fifth day of Startup Week themed ‘Explore PA Entrepreneurship’

The fifth day of Startup Week, Friday, March 24, is themed "Explore PA Entrepreneurship" and will feature events such as a trip to learn about natural resource-based entrepreneurship and a student entrepreneur marketplace.
March 15 2023

Fourth day of Startup Week themed 'Female Entrepreneurs of Color'

The fourth day of Startup Week, Thursday, March 23, is themed "Female Entrepreneurs of Color" and will include events such as a talk about learning to trust oneself throughout entrepreneurship, and an after-hours concert.
March 15 2023

Third day of Startup Week themed ‘Social Impact’

The third day of Startup Week powered by PNC, Wednesday, March 22, is themed Social Impact, and will include events such as creating your own upcycled fashion brand and a talk with a former professional football player on his path to activism.
March 15 2023

Hazleton LaunchBox hosting events for Penn State Startup Week

The Hazleton LaunchBox supported by Pasco L. Schiavo, Esq. will host a variety of virtual events geared towards innovation and entrepreneurship from March 20-24 during Penn State Startup Week powered by PNC.
March 15 2023

Day 2 of Startup Week themed 'Accelerators, Technology, and Venture Capital Day'

The second day of Startup Week, Tuesday, March 21, is themed the Accelerators, Technology, and Venture Capital Day, and includes events such as a welding crash course and a tech entrepreneur roundtable.
March 10 2023

Former NFL player and alumnus Garry Gilliam on new episode of 'Dare to Disrupt'

In the latest episode of Invent Penn State’s “Dare to Disrupt” podcast, host Ryan Newman interviews Garry Gilliam, former Nittany Lion football standout, NFL player, and founder and CEO of The Bridge Eco-Village. Gilliam graduated from Penn State in 2013 with degrees in business development, psychology and advertising.