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York Start-Up Challenge 2017

Start-Up Challenge finale set for April 21 at Penn State York

Six teams of Penn State York students, who have been working on projects for months, will make their final pitches and presentations in a “Shark Tank”-style competition, at noon on Friday, April 21, in the Start-Up Challenge Finale. Teams will go head-to-head in the 90-minute competition with only one team emerging as The Graham Center Innovator.
York Start-Up Challenge1 2017

York Start-Up Challenge1 2017

Penn State York students, left to right, Lorraine Peters, Michelle Lin, and Colin Miller, work on prototypes and share ideas as part of the Design Thinking Training that was a part of the requirements for the Start-Up Challenge.

York Start-Up Challenge 2017

York Start-Up Challenge 2017

Erin Casey, partner and a trainer with Design Quake, York, Pennsylvania, measures the spaghetti and marshmallow tower Penn State York students Koven Leatherman and Athena Koufomihalis built as part of their Design Thinking Training workshop. Both Leatherman and Koufomihalis are participating in the Start-Up Challenge and are on the APP THIS team. The Start-Up Challenge is funded by a $25,000 grant from Invent Penn State, and the finale is set for Friday, April 21 at the campus.

Map of Pennsylvania with Invent Penn State sites

Penn State blanketing the Commonwealth with entrepreneurial possibilities

With Penn State’s recent announcement of the next six communities to receive seed-grant funding through its Invent Penn State initiative, the University’s economic development effort has grown to include 13 hubs for innovation spread across Pennsylvania.
Barron with crowd on steps of Capitol rotunda

Invent Penn State Day at Capitol 2

Students and chancellors from 13 campuses accompanied University President Eric Barron for an event on June 20 in Harrisburg announcing the next series of six $50,000 grants for Commonwealth Campuses to expand the Invent Penn State initiative.

Barron with crowd on steps of Capitol rotunda

Invent Penn State Day at Capitol 2

Students and chancellors from 13 campuses accompanied University President Eric Barron for an event on June 20 in Harrisburg announcing the next series of six $50,000 grants for Commonwealth Campuses to expand the Invent Penn State initiative.

Map of Pennsylvania with Invent Penn State sites

Invent Penn State map

With the June 20 announcement of the next wave of seed grants, the Invent Penn State initiative now includes 13 locations across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Map of Pennsylvania with Invent Penn State sites

Invent Penn State map

With the June 20 announcement of the next wave of seed grants, the Invent Penn State initiative now includes 13 locations across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Invent Penn State seeks to bring out the entrepreneurial spirit across Pennsylvania

With the Invent Penn State effort, the University is looking to leverage its locations, expertise, research and technology to foster entrepreneurship across the Commonwealth.

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