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Penn State’s NSF I-Corps program seeks applications by Sept. 15 and Oct. 15

The National Science Foundation has joined in supporting Penn State’s goal of taking more of its discoveries to market by awarding Penn State a five-year, $500,000 Innovation Corps (I-Corps) grant to establish the Invent Penn State I-Corps Site in collaboration with Ben Franklin Technology Partner’s TechCelerator, Happy Valley LaunchBox, and Invent Penn State’s Innovation Hubs.
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Learn more about The Graham Center during information session Sept. 5

Penn State York students who want to learn more about The Graham Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership Studies at Penn State York should plan to attend a question and answer session at noon on Sept. 5 in The Bradley Building on campus. Lunch will be provided.
Graham Q and A

Graham Q and A

Jody Keller, executive-in-residence of The Graham Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership Studies (The Graham Center) at Penn State York, talks with students about the benefits of the program during a question-and-answer session last year. Students can learn more about The Graham Center at noon on Tuesday, Sept. 5, in The Bradley Building on campus.

York Invent Penn State Ribbon-Cutting

Ribbon-cutting signals the partnership and successful first year of Penn State York's innovation hub funded by Invent Penn State.  Standing in front of an image of the building that houses Working Class, a makerspace in downtown York, Penn State President Eric Barron cuts a ribbon to celebrate the launch of the partnership with Penn State York.

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York celebrates the launch of Working Class and Start-Up Challenge winners

Penn State President Eric Barron, Penn State York officials and Erin Casey, co-founder and board member of Working Class, announced the launch of Working Class, a makerspace partnership, to a crowd of more than 100 on Aug. 9 on the stage of the Pullo Family Performing Arts Center at Penn State York. The winners of the 2016-17 Start-Up Challenge, a business pitch competition for students, were also recognized during this celebration of entrepreneurship, leadership, partnerships and innovation.
York Invent Penn State Launch

York Invent Penn State Launch

Standing in front of an image of the building that houses Working Class, a makerspace in downtown York, Penn State President Eric Barron cuts a ribbon to celebrate the launch of the partnership with Penn State York. A $50,000 seed grant from Invent Penn State has provided funds for the makerspace and the Start-Up Challenge. Pictured, left to right, are the Penn State York Nittany Lion; Erin Casey, co-founder and board member of Working Class; Neil Sharkey, vice president for research at Penn State; Jody Keller, executive-in-residence at The Graham Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership Studies; Barron; David W. Chown, chancellor at Penn State York; Madlyn Hanes, vice president for Commonwealth Campuses and executive chancellor; and Colin Miller, Penn State York Student Government Association president. 

York Invent Penn State Launch

York Invent Penn State Launch

Penn State President Eric Barron, left, talks with team members from Home Solutions, the winners of the student Start-Up Challenge at Penn State York. Home Solutions uses near-field communication technology to make using smart devices easier and more convenient. Barron visited the campus to celebrate the work of the innovation hub at Penn State York funded by Invent Penn State. Pictured across from Barron are team members James Oplinger, Michael Wakeling and Michael Culbreth, left to right. Other team members, not pictured, are Steven Asten and Sahil Heighes. In the background is Bill Cantor, a Penn State York information sciences and technology faculty member, who works with the Start-Up Challenge and The Graham Center.

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York announces launch of Working Class and winners of student Start-Up Challenge

Penn State President Eric Barron, Penn State York officials, and Erin Casey, co-founder and board member of Working Class, will announce the launch of Working Class, a makerspace partnership, at 1:45 p.m. Aug. 9 in the theater of the Pullo Family Performing Arts Center at the York campus. The winners of the Start-Up Challenge at Penn State York also will be announced at the event.
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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.

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