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Catching up with StartUp Lehigh Valley winner: Verde Mantis
Lehigh Valley LaunchBox (LVLB) partnered with Factory, LLC on StartUp Lehigh Valley in November where ten entrepreneurs, selected to participate through an application process, presented a virtual, two-minute live pitch with their business ideas to the panel of judges and virtual audience...
Catching up with StartUp Lehigh Valley winner: Cliquify, Inc
Lehigh Valley LaunchBox (LVLB) partnered with Factory, LLC on StartUp Lehigh Valley in November where ten entrepreneurs, selected to participate through an application process, presented a virtual, two-minute live pitch with their business ideas to the panel of judges and virtual audience in a...
Catching up with StartUp Lehigh Valley winner: JTJ Tech, LLC
Lehigh Valley LaunchBox (LVLB) partnered with Factory, LLC on StartUp Lehigh Valley in November where ten entrepreneurs, selected to participate through an application process, presented a virtual, two-minute live pitch with their business ideas to the panel of judges and virtual audience...
Catching up with StartUp Lehigh Valley winner: Quarbon
Lehigh Valley LaunchBox (LVLB) partnered with Factory, LLC on StartUp Lehigh Valley in November where ten entrepreneurs, selected to participate through an application process, presented a virtual, two-minute live pitch with their business ideas to the panel of judges and virtual audience in a lively...
Lehigh Valley LaunchBox Grant Recipient, CeCe J’s Snacks opens in Allentown
After more than 20 years of working for large companies, Ceceilia Jackson had the confidence to leave the corporate world and follow her love of chips! Jackson recently opened her own business, Cece J’s Snacks, with the help of Lehigh...
Catching up with Lehigh Valley Launchbox Entrepreneur Udit Garg
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. — Lehigh Valley LaunchBox (LVLB) periodically checks in with 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...
Invent Penn State News
February 26 2021

Student teams to compete on WPSU’s 'The Investment'

The top six Penn State student startup teams have been selected for the 2021 Inc.U Competition and will compete on WPSU’s Shark Tank-style TV show “The Investment” for a chance at a share of up to $30,000 in funding for their startup.
February 17 2021

LaunchBox company Verde Mantis partners to bring video game cosplay to life

Verde Mantis, a coworking company that emerged from the Penn State Berks LaunchBox, is partnering with TheGeekGrid Studios to bring a Fallout 76 life-size suit of armor to life in preparation for the upcoming PA S.T.E.A.M. Fest on Aug. 21-22.
January 28 2021

Calling Penn State community startups: Apply for Venture Connection April 15-16

The 2021 fully virtual Invent Penn State Venture and IP Conference, being held April 15-16, is accepting applications for entrepreneurs to participate in Venture Connection, an online event where capital-seeking startups can have face-to-face meetings with venture capital investors.
January 26 2021

Student entrepreneurs can win up to $30,000 in the Inc.U Competition

The 2021 Inc.U Competition application deadline is Feb. 8. Interested students may apply online. The top six student teams will pitch their startup to a panel of judges in a televised competition for a chance to win up to $30,000 in funding.
January 22 2021

Shenango campus to host challenge for innovators in Pennsylvania

Penn State Shenango’s VenturePointe Incubator and the eCenter @ LindenPointe are holding the annual “What’s Your Big Idea Challenge?” on March 24. All Pennsylvania residents, students, alumni, entrepreneurs and innovators can submit their innovative ideas to enter the Penn State Startup Challenge.
January 13 2021

Free program offers safety tips for flying drones

Flying drones safely is the topic of a presentation sponsored by the York LaunchBox at 6 p.m. Feb. 4.