News & Events

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...
Invent Penn State News
March 30 2020

Legal clinic at Happy Valley LaunchBox expands scope in response to pandemic

Effective immediately and for the foreseeable future, the Entrepreneurship and Assistance Clinic is expanding its scope and service offerings to small Pennsylvania businesses, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
March 30 2020

Virtual hackathon open to all Penn State students

The first-ever, virtual "Hack for Impact" hackathon will give teams the opportunity to work on ideas related to enhancing student life and engagement during times of disruption.
March 13 2020

3M and Penn State strike three-year deal to drive research

As Penn State Materials Research Institute prepared for its 2019 Materials Day event — held last October — 3M was busy reinforcing its relationship with Penn State to advance research activities with a new $900,000 commitment over the next three years. The agreement harnessed the efforts of 3M alongside the Penn State Materials Research Institute, Penn State Corporate Engagement, and...
March 10 2020

Mont Alto LION Tank contestants win with solutions to everyday problems

Penn State students sweep Mont Alto's annual LION Tank competition for entrepreneurs
March 3 2020

Startup develops sustainable drinking straws through Berks LaunchBox

For Coasty, reducing pollution in the earth's waterways is a priority. Founded in 2018 by partners Shanna Henry and Petros Pappalas, the company is committed to providing high quality alternatives to single-use plastic straws with their biodegradable paper straws.
March 2 2020

New Kensington campus, Westmoreland County to create digital innovation lab

The new lab will continue the New Kensington campus' impact on local revitalization efforts, as well as strengthen current and future workforce development to prepare the region for the Digital Age.