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Buzby Networks, Penn State’s entry to the 2009 Idea to Product (I2P) Global Competition, took third place and a $2,500 prize in the contest’s Technology Entrepreneurship Society Global Championship round. The I2P Global Competition was held in October at the University of Texas in Austin, TX.
Greg Kester, Nichole Lopes, and Carlos De La Rosa needed to form a working company for their final project of an engineering entrepreneurship course. Although their first inclination was to use their engineering backgrounds to create something elaborate, simplicity won out in the end.
Invention to Venture (I2V), a one-day workshop on the basics of technology commercialization and entrepreneurship, was hosted by the Penn State Entrepreneurs Network and the College of Engineering at University Park on Oct. 24, 2009.
Phil Boyer, instructor in engineering entrepreneurship, has been appointed interim director of the engineering entrepreneurship minor, offered through the School of Engineering Design, Technology and Professional Programs.
Penn State will hear from a documentary filmmaker who has experienced the hardships of rural Africa firsthand with tonight's free screening of "Milking the Rhino."
Penn State will host the inaugural "Milking the Rhino: Innovative Solutions Showcase" at 7 p.m. on Nov. 18 at Pattee Library's Foster Auditorum. The showcase will be the culmination of two weeks of students' efforts to develop appropriate, innovative and sustainable solutions to empower indigenous communities to leverage wildlife and natural resources for self-determined development in Africa.
The College of Engineering and Smeal College of Business will host the Advanced Invention to Venture (AI2V) workshop Nov. 20 to 23 at the University Park campus. This intense four-day workshop is open to student teams, faculty, nonacademic-affiliated venture teams and corporate technologists who have committed to starting a company and are striving to define and articulate the market value of their technology and the best strategy for commercialization.
Paul Howes, president and CEO of Inotek Pharmaceuticals, will deliver the semester's second lecture in the Norbert and Audrey Gaelen Entrepreneur Speaker Series at 4:45 p.m. on Oct. 12, in 112 Forest Resources Building.
Penn State Live: Heard on Campus: Igor Jablokov
“You have to be partially crazy to be employee number one.” -- Igor Jablokov, 1997 Penn State computer engineering graduate and CEO and co-founder of YAP Inc., a firm that develops speech-to-text applications for platforms such as the iPhone and Blackberry.
Igor Jablokov, CEO of Yap, Inc., a company specializing in audio-to-text conversions, will be the first speaker for the Norbert and Audrey Gaelen Entrepreneur Speaker Series for the fall 2009 semester. His presentation will be on “The Origins of Yap Inc.: How do You Start a Company in an Industry Filled With Loud Mouths?"
While many college students graduate with hopes of finding a good job at a company, senior Alex Mann has already secured a good job — at his own company.
The NCIIA's March Madness for the Mind is an annual competition that lets college students get their ideas closer to the marketplace. Slideshow: March Madness for the Mind
Frank Koe, an instructor in engineering design, has been awarded a Joel Polsky Prize Honorable Mention from the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID).
Alex Mann's first business was brought to a halt by the economy, but he is determined to keep his second idea afloat -- even during the recession.
While many students spent spring break on the beach, one Penn State senior was in Silicon Valley launching his own business.
Khanjan Mehta, senior research associate in electronics and computer services, has been recognized for his achievements with the 2008 Innovation in Teaching Entrepreneurship Award.
Five teams of first-year engineering entrepreneurship students sold lemonade at downtown location on Saturday, September 27 before the Penn State-Illinois football game. The teams raised money for various charities while learning about decision-making, sales strategies, and entrepreneurship.
The engineering entrepreneurship program has named Babs Carryer as its fall 2008 Bishoff Entrepreneur-in-Residence. Carryer was co-founder, president and chief executive officer of RemComm Inc., a provider of radio-based emergency communications. During the course of her tenure at RemComm, Carryer developed three software products from idea to commercial product. Carryer has been president of Carryer Consulting for 14 years, providing strategic marketing and business planning services to technology companies and organizations in the software and life sciences sectors.
SEDTAPP is pleased to announce the addition of Mr. Philip (Phil) Boyer to the E-SHIP Minor teaching team. Phil is a successful entrepreneur from the Hershey area, along with experience at Hershey Foods and Geisinger Health System. Phil has his MBA from Penn State in marketing, and has taught marketing at Penn State Harrisburg. Phil will be teaching two E-SHIP courses per semester (ENGR310 - Entrepreneurial Leadership and ENGR411 - Business Basics). In addition, he will be helping with E-SHIP minor student advising, mentoring student teams, working with the Penn State Network of Entrepreneurs (student group).