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Catching up with Kedar Narayan
We periodically check-in with Lehigh Valley LaunchBox grant recipients to ask how their business or product development is coming along, hear the advice they have for other entrepreneurs, and see how they have benefited from the microgrants, support and mentorship...
Penn State Lehigh Valley announces 2019 Teen Entrepreneur Challenge
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. — Creative collaboration fuels innovation, and the Teen Entrepreneur Challenge (TEC) is poised to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs. Offered by Penn State Lehigh Valley, Lehigh Valley LaunchBox, and Perkiomen School, the 10-day summer camp is...
Lehigh Valley LaunchBox announces fall 2018 grant recipients
The Portfolio Committee of the Advisory Board of Lehigh Valley LaunchBox (LVLB), a University- and community-sponsored business accelerator program for early stage entrepreneurs, awarded micro grants to three new companies in January. Interested entrepreneurs and startups apply online and pitch their businesses...
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January 9 2020

Summer Founders Program offers $15,000 to student startup teams

The 2020 Summer Founders program provides selected Penn State entrepreneurial teams (founders) $15,000 to work full time on their startup, social good or nonprofit idea. Working over the summer, the program provides workspace and a plethora of resources and support.
January 6 2020

New Kensington innovation hub to help accelerate opportunities

Accepted participants will learn how to create a business from a startup idea.
December 18 2019

TechCelerator program offers up to $10,000 for tech-business ideas

Partnering with the North Central PA LaunchBox, Ben Franklin’s TechCelerator @DuBois, is inviting emerging entrepreneurs, students, professors, small businesses and the general public from across the region to apply to the next 10-week Business Startup Boot Camp.
December 11 2019

College of Agricultural Sciences forest technology wins $10K pitch competition

Innovators from the College of Agricultural Sciences upheld a winning tradition recently at the TechCelerator pitch competition hosted by the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central and Northern Pennsylvania. The team was awarded a $10,000 investment for their fledgling enterprise, RealForests. Their victory makes RealForests the sixth team from the college to win one of Penn State’s most prestigious pitch...
December 2 2019

Five ways Penn State undergraduates can learn about entrepreneurship

There’s at least five different academic programs for Penn State undergraduate students to learn about entrepreneurship, with curricula that go far beyond teaching students how to start a business.
November 26 2019

Entrepreneur finds Penn State degree to be integral to her startup’s future

A master’s degree was a Plan B for startup CEO and entrepreneur Tammy Serensits, but now she’s finding out how much it can help her business grow.