Pennsylvania

22 07, 2021

University City Science Center is launching a VC arm to invest in health equity startups – Technical.ly Philly

By |2021-07-22T11:06:49+00:00July 22nd, 2021|Accelerator/incubator, Pennsylvania, Venture Fund|0 Comments

University City Science Center, an organization central to the region’s burgeoning life sciences sector, announced Wednesday the creation of its fourth “strategic pillar” — a venture capital arm that will deploy funds to startups addressing health inequities for underserved populations. This addition of a capital arm adds to the nonprofit’s existing work, which it describes [...]

2 06, 2021

Startup’s recent success tied to Penn State entrepreneurial ecosystem

By |2021-06-02T21:07:41+00:00June 2nd, 2021|Pennsylvania|0 Comments

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — In the past year, State College-based Phospholutions has grown from seven to 20 employees, and recently raised $10.3 million in venture capital funding to support the development and growth of its RhizoSorb soil-enhancement technology across market segments and expand to global markets. Phospholutions CEO Hunter Swisher began developing RhizoSorb as an undergraduate in the plant [...]

29 04, 2021

‘The Investment’ student startup TV show to air May 13 | Penn State University

By |2021-04-29T11:08:14+00:00April 29th, 2021|Pennsylvania|0 Comments

The top six Penn State student startup teams from the Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program (PennTAP)’s  2021 Inc.U Competition 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. The show will air on WPSU-TV and can be streamed at live.wpsu.org at 8 p.m. May 13. For the [...]

7 04, 2021

Tech Tournament to showcase Penn State’s most disruptive innovations | Penn State University

By |2021-04-07T10:07:02+00:00April 7th, 2021|Competition, Pennsylvania|0 Comments

Eight of Penn State’s most disruptive and promising early-stage technologies will compete for $150,000 in the Invent Penn State Tech Tournament, a signature event of the Invent Penn State Venture & IP Conference, at 2:45 p.m. on April 15. The companies and technologies showcased include therapeutics for COVID-19, printable concrete, and a lab-on-a-chip drug-screening platform. Registration for the [...]

17 03, 2021

Lab Bench to Commercialization grant recipients announced | Penn State University

By |2021-03-17T18:06:15+00:00March 17th, 2021|New Investments/Awards, Pennsylvania, Translational Research|0 Comments

Two faculty members have been selected to receive Lab Bench to Commercialization (LB2C) grants from the Eberly College of Science in 2021. The competitive program provides funding for researchers in the college, enabling them to enhance the commercial potential of ongoing research and prepare them to translate their intellectual property to the marketplace. This year's [...]

10 03, 2021

Intern builds confidence through work with startup in entrepreneurship program | Penn State University

By |2021-03-10T10:22:37+00:00March 10th, 2021|Pennsylvania, Student Funds|0 Comments

 For Jeanette Debek, the problem-solving nature of entrepreneurship sparks a special type of excitement. To foster this excitement and learn more about the entrepreneurial mindset, the junior studying advertising in the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications enrolled in Penn State’s intercollege minor in entrepreneurship and innovation (ENTI). Debek’s ENTI courses educated her on entrepreneurship concepts, and [...]

4 03, 2021

Raynier Institute & Foundation Establishes Fund to Support Minority Entrepreneurship at Drexel and the Science Center

By |2021-03-04T10:10:38+00:00March 4th, 2021|Pennsylvania|0 Comments

The Raynier Institute & Foundation, a Seattle-based philanthropic organization with Philadelphia roots, has partnered with Drexel University and the University City Science Center to improve access to capital for minority entrepreneurs in the area. The institutions will collaboratively manage a seed fund created by a $500,000 grant from the Foundation, which was founded by an heir of Philadelphia [...]

18 02, 2021

Raynier Institute & Foundation Establishes Fund to Support Minority Entrepreneurship at Drexel University and the University City Science Center

By |2021-02-18T10:26:21+00:00February 18th, 2021|Pennsylvania|0 Comments

The Raynier Institute & Foundation, a Seattle-based philanthropic organization with Philadelphia roots, has partnered with Drexel University and the University City Science Center to improve access to capital for minority entrepreneurs in the area. The institutions will collaboratively manage a seed fund created by a $500,000 grant from the Foundation, which was founded by an heir of Philadelphia [...]

18 02, 2021

Big Idea Advantage Fund Launched to Support Pitt Student Entrepreneurs

By |2021-02-18T10:24:54+00:00February 18th, 2021|Pennsylvania|0 Comments

Pitt students who want to explore innovation and entrepreneurship now have a new resource to help them bridge the critical period between the initial idea and having a prototype or beta version of their product or service. The Big Idea Advantage Fund, a new resource by the Big Idea Center, part of the University of Pittsburgh’s Innovation [...]