SBDC in the News
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Penn State SBDC program prepares businesses for long-term success
This spring, the Penn State SBDC wrapped up the second annual cohort of it's Business Plan Bootcamp program, which prepared area entrepreneurs for small business success. As a culmination of the 8-week program, participants competed in a pitch competition for a chance to win startup funds.
Entrepreneurs compete for better future at Tech Tournament
In late April, Invent Penn State held their annual Tech Tournament, where tech companies competed in a dynamic timed-pitch event. Program participants leveraged the resources of the entrepreneurial ecosystem at Penn State, including the Penn State SBDC.
Leadership Clinton County learns about Business and Economic Development
Participants of Leadership Clinton County had the opportunity to learn about the process of economic development by meeting with those who play a role in the process, including the Penn State SBDC's Tom Keiffer.
Supporting Centre County small business development
On National SBDC Day, the Penn State Small Business Development Center celebrated entrepreneurs and highlighted the resources available to the small businesses who bring so much to the local community.
Center to host reception to celebrate resilience of small businesses
On Wednesday, March 16, the Penn State Small Business Development Center celebrated SBDC Day, a nationally recognized commemoration of the impact of SBDCs across the country on the success of our nation's small businesses.
Spring events flex Happy Valley’s networking and innovation muscle
Happy Valley holds many events in the spring that showcase its strong entrepreneurial climate. Once such event is the National SBDC Day celebration, hosted by the Penn State Small Business Development Center.
Businesses honored with annual achievement awards
At the 2022 Williamsport-Lycoming Chamber of Commerce awards banquet, Tim Keohane, director of the Penn State SBDC, presented Priority Bicycles with this year's "Emerging Business of the Year" award.
Navengage helps every student find their voice
After utilizing programs through Invent Penn State the Penn State Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Andrew Strause created an engagement app called Navengage that aims to transform students’ relationships with their university.
Invent Penn State’s impact on display for lawmakers during Innovation Hub tour
This January, state representatives and members of the House Democratic Policy Committee visited the new Penn State Innovation Hub, home of the Happy Valley LaunchBox, the Penn State Entrepreneur and Intellectual Property clinics, and the Penn State SBDC's satellite office.
Paint Ninjas make their mark on the Innovation Hub building
In 2016, the Penn State SBDC helped Paint Ninjas build their administrative foundation. Now, their career has come full circle, as their latest project was painting the the new Penn State Innovation Hub, where the SBDC has a satellite office.
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