Wayne Frick worked with the REV-UP Center for Entrepreneurship at Penn State Great Valley to refine his idea for a wireless device that would transmit the sounds of birds from an outside feeder to a receiver inside.
As part of an ongoing grant from the National Science Foundation, Kathryn Jablokow, professor of engineering design and mechanical engineering at Penn State Great Valley, worked alongside Mohamed Megahed and Pratik Pachpute, two Great Valley graduate students, to study the effectiveness of entrepreneurial teams. Their research paper won second place in the entrepreneurial division of the American Society for Engineering Education.
Penn State Great Valley celebrated its REV-UP Center for Entrepreneurship on Monday, May 22, at a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The center aims to engage and encourage Penn State students, faculty and community members to generate innovative, commercially-viable solutions to address existing and emerging business and social needs.
Students can pitch their business ideas and compete for cash prizes at Penn State Great Valley’s inaugural Student Pitch Day on April 27. Sponsored by the REV-UP Center for Entrepreneurship, this is an excellent opportunity for students to share their entrepreneurial visions with faculty and area professionals.
Starting in spring 2017, Penn State Great Valley will offer a 12-credit New Ventures and Entrepreneurship certificate for current and aspiring entrepreneurs to conceptualize and develop new business endeavors.
Entrepreneurs make use of the Happy Valley LaunchBox on June 7, 2016, part of the Invent Penn State Initiative. Located in downtown State College, the Happy Valley LaunchBox features co-working space for entrepreneurs, including large monitors users can hook their laptops to, as well as fast internet connections.
Leo Daiuto joins Penn State Great Valley as the campus' entrepreneur-in-residence. With an background in computer science, Daiuto has started two technology-based businesses and will help the campus grow the REV-UP Center for Entrepreneurship.