Summer Founders Program Highlights from Invent Penn StateOn August 8, 2018, entrepreneurs demoed their ventures to members of the public at the Summer Founders Program Demo Day at the Happy Valley Launchbox, powered by PNC Bank. After a few years of dormancy, the Launchbox was proud to work with Invent Penn State again and bring the program back to life.

The tech industry is growing in Happy Valley and the surrounding region.  We spoke with three tech leaders about their secrets to success.

Women-Owned Startups are a Good InvestmentThe number of women-owned businesses in the United States has doubled in the last 20 years, and so has the revenue they generated, according to American Express OPEN’s annual State of Women-Owned Businesses report. Nearly 850 women-owned businesses start up every day. As of 2017, there were nearly 12 million women-owned businesses in the country, employing 9 million people and generating $1.7 trillion in revenue.

Experts Provide Advice from Different PerspectivesThere are several angles from which to look at the start of a new business. There’s the legal perspective, there’s the funding perspective and there’s the general, “are you committed enough to this idea to stick with it?” perspective.

Representatives from the array of entrepreneurial resources in Central Pennsylvania offer some pointers on taking your venture to the next level, when you’re not sure where to go or what to do to get your startup off the ground.

Lyralux scores latest Techceletor@StateCollege prizeOn May 29, the Ben Franklin TechCelerator@State College awarded a cash prize to the winner of its latest Business Startup Accelerator.

Kevin Houser’s Lyralux is commercializing Dim to Vivid™, a light source technology that enhances colors at low-light levels.