LEMONT FURNACE, Pa. — A cohort of three students from Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus have completed the second-annual mentorship program at the Fayette LaunchBox powered by Penn State.
Established in 2018, Fayette LaunchBox is a no-cost business accelerator designed to help regional entrepreneurs and University affiliates develop ideas into commercially viable products and services. Fayette LaunchBox is a joint venture between Penn State and the Fay-Penn Economic Development Council, under Invent Penn State, a Commonwealth-wide initiative to spur economic development, job creation, and student career success.
Quentin Hales, Alania Shaffer, and Jessica Victor were selected for the six-week summer mentorship program based on projects worthy of further development.
The program provides students with the resources to develop their products, services, or entrepreneurial ideas. Students may choose to work in a group or individually to complete an entrepreneurial venture. The goal of the mentorship program is to generate new ideas and technology in the region.
Participants are required to complete weekly journal entries and record a business pitch to explain how the product or service will benefit society. The business pitches will be featured in the 2022 Penn State Startup Week powered by PNC.