The Latest Invent Penn State News
July 12
2024
General Assembly approves Penn State’s 2024-25 state funding

The Pennsylvania General Assembly has passed a state budget that maintains Penn State’s general support appropriation at $242.1 million for the 2024-25 fiscal year, which began July 1. The budget package, which now heads to Gov. Josh Shapiro for his anticipated signature, includes a funding increase of $4 million (13%) for Pennsylvania College of Technology, level funding of $57.7 million for Penn State Agricultural Research and Extension, and restores line-item funding of $2.35 million for Invent Penn State.

July 1
2024
Pennsylvania SBDC Agriculture Center of Excellence client receives award

Pine Creek Seed Farm, a full-service wholesaler and distributor of a variety of seeds, received the U.S. Small Business Administration Eastern PA Family-Owned Small Business of the Year Award for 2024. The award ceremony took place on June 24 at the farm in Jersey Shore, where attendees toured the business location.

June 27
2024
Penn State research startup completes NSF I-Corps National Teams program

NeuroXR, a Penn State research startup, is working towards standardizing surgical training through wearable sensor technology. The team recently completed the NSF I-Corps National Teams program.

June 27
2024
Alumni-founded Navengage, an Invent Penn State ecosystem startup, is acquired

Navengage, an education technology company started by Penn State alumni that participated in Invent Penn State’s Startup Leadership Network Board of Advisors program in 2022, was recently acquired by Pathify, a higher education digital engagement hub.

June 20
2024
State College-based KCF Technologies co-founder on Dare to Disrupt podcast

In the latest episode of Invent Penn State’s Dare to Disrupt podcast, host Ryan Newman interviews Jeremy Frank, co-founder and CEO of KCF Technologies, a technology company based out of State College.

June 13
2024
Scarlett Miller named Cocoziello Institute of Real Estate Innovation director

Scarlett Miller, professor of industrial engineering and of mechanical engineering in the College of Engineering at Penn State, was recently appointed director of Penn State’s Cocoziello Institute of Real Estate Innovation.

May 28
2024
Cycling Studio in Sharon uses Entrepreneur Assistance Clinic, Shenango LaunchBox

CycleLife Studio, a cycling fitness studio in Sharon, Pennsylvania, utilized Invent Penn State resources to update their business model and continue to grow.

May 23
2024
Maternal health care startup works to advocate, empower women

Drawing from personal experience, and with support from Berks Launchbox, Rogers created The Fourth Trimester MAHMEE, a startup that advocates for pregnant and postpartum women with the help of support services.  

May 21
2024
Content marketing expert Joe Pulizzi on 'Dare to Disrupt' podcast

In the latest episode of Invent Penn State’s “Dare to Disrupt” podcast, host Ryan Newman interviews Joe Pulizzi, founder of content creator education site, The Tilt. Pulizzi also founded Content Entrepreneur Expo and the Content Marketing Institute, which he successfully exited in 2016.  

May 13
2024
Six entrepreneurs participate in first content creator accelerator

Happy Valley LaunchBox powered by PNC Bank, in partnership with The Penn State Brand Academy, offered an all-new content creator-focused Digital TestLab accelerator program this spring.