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Penn State Schuylkill LionLaunch Business Plan Competition winners

Schuylkill's LionLaunch Business Plan Competition a near pitch-perfect event

Penn State Schuylkill recently hosted its second LionLaunch Business Plan Competition, an event that allows Schuylkill County entrepreneurs to request and earn up to $5,000 in startup or expansion funding.
Governor Tom Wolf speaks with Invent Penn State seed money beneficiaries

Governor Tom Wolf visits Penn State Schuylkill’s LionLaunch Innovation Hub

Governor Tom Wolf stopped by Penn State Schuylkill's LionLaunch Innovation Hub, an incubation space meant to foster small business and entrepreneurial growth throughout Schuylkill County.
Wolf chats with students, faculty at Penn State Schuylkill

Gov. Wolf at Schuylkill campus

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, right, visited Penn State Schuylkill's LionLaunch Innovation Hub on Friday, Jan. 12. The hub serves as a co-working space for innovators on campus and in the local community. The governor's visit was designed to highlight entrepreneurship opportunities in Pennsylvania. While on campus, Wolf met with students, entrepreneurs and business mentors who have benefited from the co-working space.

I-Corps logo

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.
Penn State president Eric J. Barron cuts the ribbon at Penn State Schuylkill's LionLaunch Innovation Hub opening.

Penn State Schuylkill’s LionLaunch Innovation Hub celebrates opening

Penn State Schuylkill has opened its LionLaunch Innovation Hub, a space for entrepreneurs to start or grow their small business. This space is funded by Invent Penn State, a Commonwealth-wide initiative to spur economic development, job creation and student career success.
LionLaunch Ribbon Cutting

Penn State Schuylkill LionLaunch Innovation Hub

Opening celebration of community facility for budding entrepreneurs.
Schuylkill Business Plan Competition winners

BPC Winners

Penn State Schuylkill LionLaunch Competition turned dreams into reality for seven teams that earned seed funding to grow or strengthen their small businesses. Winning teams include (sitting from left): Mariann Young, Beauty and the Beads; Karen Shiffert and Stacey Lehman, Caregivers Aide, LLC. Standing from left: Joe Medica, On Target Archery; Andrew Savakinas, Parts Online Network; Carmen Cicioni, Car Men Restorations; John Matulevich, Ruthless Athletics; Jamie Anczarski and Joseph Anczarski, Analog Archaeology.