Pennsylvania

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 [...]

20 01, 2021

University City Science Center is launching a new program for first-time entrepreneurs 

By |2021-01-20T12:13:18+00:00January 20th, 2021|Pennsylvania|0 Comments

For Philadelphians, the University City Science Center is working to simplify the answer with a new program called OnRamp. The nonprofit innovation hub has been nurturing new and emerging founders through the business commercialization process for over half a century. Through carefully curated commercialization and incubation programming, such as QED Proof-of-Concept Program, the ic@3401 software incubator and the new Launch Lane accelerator, the Science [...]

2 09, 2020

UPMC grows innovation in the last 4 months

By |2020-09-02T12:31:20+00:00September 2nd, 2020|Hospitals, Pennsylvania, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|0 Comments

Over the past four months, UPMC has continued to invest in technologies and innovations for healthcare delivery despite financial pressures related to the pandemic. On Aug. 26, the health system revealed more details about two key innovation initiatives in its second-quarter financial results. During the first half of 2020, the health system reported $59 million in operating income and [...]