Lion Cage is part of the Great Valley LaunchBox.
The Great Valley LaunchBox's annual Lion Cage event presents an opportunity for early-stage entrepreneurs to pitch products and compete for invaluable prizes.
After being selected through an online application, participants will have seven minutes to share their creation or service with a panel of judges, including industry experts and faculty. Judges have the opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback. The top three finalists will receive awards.
In its inaugural year, Lion Cage saw pitches from 10 participants, ranging from Penn State students to alumni to community members. The day-long event included two guest speakers from experiences on entrepreneurs.
This year’s Lion Cage will be held virtually on Saturday, March 6. We are excited to grow this event as we build an outlet for community members to showcase their innovative business ideas and stimulate economic development.
Saturday, March 6
9:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
9:30 a.m. - Welcome and Introductions
9:50 a.m. - Pitch Session
10:30 a.m. - Break
10:50 a.m. - Pitch Session
11:45 a.m. - Judges Meet
12:00 p.m. - Winners Announced
12:15 p.m. - Closing
The event is open to the public. Advance registration is required.
How to Apply
Presenters are pre-selected through an application process. Lion Cage is open to both Penn State students and local early-stage entrepreneurs.
Consider supporting Lion Cage to create opportunities for early entrepreneurs to become the drivers of economic development in our communities. Proceeds will provide start-up funds to finalists for their companies and resources to continue the services at the REV-UP Center for Entrepreneurship. With your gift, we can fulfill the University’s mission and make a lasting impact on the world.