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Shenango LaunchBox announces “Meet Ben” Sessions available for technology-based startups in Mercer County
SHARON, PA – The Shenango LaunchBox powered by the Greater Sharon Community has teamed up with the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central and Northern Pennsylvania to offer a series of brown bag events designed to help tech-based startups in the region. ...
Penn State LaunchBoxes accepting applications for 2024 Idea TestLab
SHARON, PA – Entrepreneurs will have a chance to learn and test out their ideas at the 2024 Idea TestLab, sponsored by the Shenango, Harrisburg, Mont Alto and York LaunchBoxes.   Applications are being accepted now through January 23, 2024, for this...
Applications Open for City of Sharon Economic Development Grants
SHARON, Pa. — The City of Sharon and the Shenango LaunchBox powered by the Greater Sharon Community have jointly opened the grant application process for local entrepreneurs and businesses to request resources from the Sharon Economic Development Fund. Letters of intent,...

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Invent Penn State News
April 12 2023

Alumnus Doug Leech on new episode of Dare to Disrupt podcast

In the latest episode of Invent Penn State’s “Dare to Disrupt” podcast, host Ryan Newman interviews Doug Leech, Founder and CEO of Ascension Recovery Services.
April 4 2023

Berks LaunchBox celebrates fourth anniversary in GoggleWorks Center for the Arts

When the Berks LaunchBox first opened nearly seven years ago, it provided a glimmer of hope to Berks County entrepreneurs and innovators. Since then, its impact has grown to be more than its staff could have imagined. 
March 31 2023

Penn State Altoona completes Innovation TestLab with local high school students

The Sheetz Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence, Altoona LaunchBox Supported by the Hite Family, Claysburg-Kimmel School District, and Claysburg Education Foundation teamed up recently to host the Innovation TestLab program at Penn State Altoona.
March 29 2023

Students delve into entrepreneurship, innovation during Startup Week

Penn State Startup Week powered by PNC hosted a diverse selection of events across Penn State campuses that celebrated student innovation and entrepreneurship from March 20-24.
March 29 2023

Prototyping and fabrication space OriginLabs hosts ribbon-cutting ceremony

Invent Penn State's all-new rapid prototyping and fabrication space, OriginLabs, had its official opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony on March 22. Penn State Senior Vice President for Research, Lora Weiss, enabled a robotic arm to cut the ribbon at the ceremony, marking the official opening of the space to the public. 
March 27 2023

'RU Curious?' community engagement series with Schlow Library to return April 4

“RU Curious?” is a community engagement series offered by Schlow Centre Region Library in partnership with Penn State’s Office of Government and Community Relations that invites the local community to learn more about important research topics happening at Penn State. The series kicks off April 4 at the Eric J. Barron Innovation Hub in downtown State College.