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Events & Workshops
Enhance your skills and professional growth. We offer regular workshops on a variety of topics, all geared toward helping participants hone their skills, increase their knowledge base and talk through challenges to form solutions.
Topics including
  • Time Management
  • Social Media Trends
  • Tax Tips for Small Businesses

Supercharge Your Productivity

Join us for a free, virtual lunch and learn with our executive coach and productivity expert. This engaging and valuable workshop is brought to you by the Mont Alto LaunchBox in collaboration with the Cumberland Valley Business Alliance.
  • Entrepreneurs and small business owners, we know how busy you are managing multiple priorities and driving your business forward. Mental clutter, or information overload, can drain your productivity and have negative effects on your business, your day-to-day activities and your overall quality of life. Get the tools needed to reduce mental clutter, take control of tasks, overcome decision fatigue and focus on taking action.
Key Dates:
  • Supercharge Your Productivity
Wed., May 17
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
There is no cost to attend, but registration is required.
Winners Announced for LION Tank™ 2023
MONT ALTO, Pa. – Two Penn State students Stephen Leshko and Omar Rady won first place at the 2023 LION Tank™ pitch competition. LION Tank, hosted by the Mont Alto LaunchBox, was held at 6 p.m., Wednesday, March 22, at Penn...
Applications open through March 1 for the sixth annual LION Tank competition
Event to be hosted by Penn State Mont Alto Launchbox on March 22 JANUARY 24, 2023 MONT ALTO, Pa. — Entrepreneurial spirits have a chance to shine once again as Penn State Mont Alto hosts its sixth annual LION Tank...
Invent Penn State News
September 11 2023

'Shark Tank' entrepreneur on latest episode of Dare to Disrupt podcast

In the latest episode of Invent Penn State’s “Dare to Disrupt” podcast, host Ryan Newman interviews Joe Altieri, "Shark Tank" entrepreneur and FlexScreen inventor and CEO.
September 5 2023

Customized integrative arts major prepares alumna for career in music business

Vanessa Sexton, a recent Penn State Abington graduate who is now enrolled in the MBA program at Penn State Great Valley, is quickly advancing in her career thanks to the diverse and marketable curriculum that is only available through Abington's customizable integrative arts major.
August 28 2023

Test your startup idea: Apply for Idea TestLab at Happy Valley LaunchBox

Applications for the fall 2023 Idea TestLab offered by Happy Valley LaunchBox powered by PNC Bank are open until midnight, Sept. 18. The four-week program helps participants determine if their startup idea can be turned into a viable business.
August 28 2023

Penn State Law Entrepreneur Assistance Clinic supports Pa. businesses

From bridal shops to board game stores to metal-roofing contractors, over 1,400 small businesses across 64 Pennsylvania counties have received legal support from the Penn State Law Entrepreneur Assistance Clinic in the past year alone.
August 24 2023

Student founders grow their startups through Summer Founders Program

Invent Penn State’s Summer Founders Program, which provides each student team with a $15,000 grant to work on their startup, social good or nonprofit idea over the summer at Happy Valley LaunchBox powered by PNC Bank, concluded with a final startup showcase on Aug. 9.
August 15 2023

No-cost, virtual short course helps researchers test startup ideas

Penn State’s NSF I-Corps Short Course is now accepting applications for its Sept. 29–Oct. 13 cohort. The no-cost virtual program helps researchers test a startup idea through customer discovery and lean startup methodology. Apply by Sept. 15.