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Student presenting business ideas in an auditorium to a panel of judges

Annual Lion Cage pitch competition set for Nov. 10, includes $5,000 in prizes

Penn State Great Valley will hold the second annual Lion Cage pitch competition from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10. The day will feature a pitch competition from early-stage entrepreneurs and a keynote address from Wayne Kimmel, managing partner of SeventySix Capital. A total of $5,000 in prizes will be awarded.
Chuck and Karen Thomas outside the Electronics Lab at Penn State Great Valley

Great Valley Electronics Lab named for Chuck and Karen Thomas commitment

Advisory Board member and former part-time faculty member Chuck Thomas and his wife, Karen, have made a commitment to name the Electronics Lab at Penn State Great Valley. The lab provides classroom and working space for students in the regional engineering – multidisciplinary engineering design option and serves as a resource for the REV-UP Center for Entrepreneurship.
Student pitching business idea to panel of judg

Lion Cage engages entrepreneurial students, alumni, and community members

Penn State Great Valley's inaugural Lion Cage provided business owners, students and alumni the opportunity to pitch their ideas, network and hear from seasoned entrepreneurs.
Matt Dever

Inaugural Student Pitch Day attracts diverse entrepreneurial participants

From game-based e-learning courses to handcrafted outdoor tools to portable devices protecting ATM PIN numbers, Penn State Great Valley's first-ever Student Pitch Day drew a wide variety of student entrepreneurs. Each shared their ideas with faculty and area professionals and competed for cash prizes.
Photo of Neil Sharkey, Vice President for Research at Penn State, Marybeth DiVincenzo, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of the Chester County Economic Development Council, and Dr. James Nemes

Penn State Great Valley inaugurates REV-UP Center for Entrepreneurship

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.

Great Valley to launch graduate certificate in entrepreneurship this spring

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.
Head shot of entrepreneur-in-residence Leo Daiuto

Local entrepreneur hired to support REV-UP Center for Entrepreneurship

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.