The Latest Invent Penn State News
April 16
Summer Founders Program awards six student startups each with $15,000

Six Penn State student startups have been selected into the 2024 Invent Penn State Summer Founders Program. The Summer Founders Program provides teams with at least one Penn State student founder a $15,000 grant to work on their startup, social good, or nonprofit idea over the summer at Happy Valley LaunchBox powered by PNC Bank. 

April 16
The Penn State Brand Academy hosts inaugural educational networking event

The Penn State Brand Academy hosted its first educational networking event, the Lions to Leaders Symposium, to connect student-athletes with successful Penn State student-athlete alums on April 10.

April 15
Free self-guided digital entrepreneurship education program now available

Invent Penn State’s LaunchBox and Innovation Network has launched a free, online, self-guided entrepreneurship education resource available to all, titled “Customer Discovery 101.”

April 5
Brandywine Entrepreneurship Club hosts first student pitch competition

Penn State Brandywine’s Entrepreneurship Club hosted a student pitch competition, its first major event as a student organization, on March 28. The competition featured six students in the club pitching their startup ideas to a panel of judges.

April 1
Honeygrow founder Justin Rosenberg shares story live on 'Dare to Disrupt'

The latest episode of Invent Penn State’s “Dare to Disrupt” podcast was recorded live during Penn State Startup Week powered by PNC and featured host Ryan Newman interviewing Honeygrow CEO and founder Justin Rosenberg.

March 29
Penn State startup developing spatially targeted cancer therapy

Penn State startup Illuminate Therapeutics is working to create a potent and targeted treatment for head and neck cancers that would cause minimal damage to healthy surrounding tissues. The potential treatment leverages Illuminate’s Light Activated Drug Delivery and Release platform, or LADDR.

March 28
Abington senior unlocks creativity at Abington LaunchBox

Penn State Abington senior Darryl Gregory has always loved designing, building and creating artistic works. It wasn’t until he was introduced to Abington LaunchBox powered by Penn State that he realized he could cultivate and apply his creative skillsets for valuable endeavors.

March 27
Penn State Altoona LaunchBox to host leadership webinar April 9

Join the Altoona LaunchBox supported by the Hite family for the “Leading Yourself Well: Understanding Yourself So Others Will Follow You” webinar. The workshop will take place from 12:05 to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9, via Zoom.

March 26
Penn State Startup Week powered by PNC Empowers Student Entrepreneurs

Penn State Startup Week powered by PNC presented a diverse array of events across Penn State campuses, spotlighting student innovation and entrepreneurship from March 18 to March 22. The events were centered around themes of student entrepreneurs, funding your venture, social impact and technology. 

March 25
Brandywine hosts Spring 2024 Idea TestLab Pitch Competition

Penn State Brandywine LaunchBox held its Spring 2024 Idea TestLab Pitch Competition on March 19. Four startup entrepreneurs participated in the competition, which was held on campus in the Tomezsko Classroom Building.