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PPL check presentation

Carol Obando-Derstine, regional affairs director for PPL Electric Utilities, presented a $5,000 grant to Tina Q. Richardson, chancellor of Penn State Lehigh Valley and Mike Krajsa, faculty liaison of Lehigh Valley LaunchBox for Lehigh Valley LaunchBox's Teen Entrepreneurship Summer Challenge.

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Penn State Lehigh Valley launches University’s fundraising campaign locally

Howard Kulp and Shane McGee to serve as campus co-chairs of 'A Greater Penn State for 21st Century Excellence." Phillip St. James announced as the new director of campus development.
Dr. Richardson and Howard Kulp looking at blueprints

Penn State Lehigh Valley launches University’s fundraising campaign locally

Howard Kulp and Shane McGee will serve as Penn State Lehigh Valley campus co-chairs of “A Greater Penn State for 21st Century Excellence.”
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Business accelerator awards now available through Lehigh Valley LaunchBox

Lehigh Valley LaunchBox is now accepting applications for small business micro-grants through Oct. 18.
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Lehigh Valley LaunchBox is accepting applications

The deadline to apply for a business micro-grant from Lehigh Valley LaunchBox is Oct. 18.

Teen Entrepreneurship Summer Challenge 2017

High school students reflected on their experience at the Teen Entrepreneurship Summer Challenge 2017 held at Penn State Lehigh Valley in June.

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Teen Entrepreneurship Summer Challenge teaches students to think like a boss

The Teen Entrepreneurship Summer Challenge was held from June 19 to June 30 and gave students the opportunity to experience life as an entrepreneur. The event culminated in a pitch competition on June 29 at the Lehigh Valley campus where students presented their ideas for new businesses.
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LaunchBox recipient Neil Deshmukh

Neil Deshmukh, 14, is the youngest Lehigh Valley LaunchBox grant recipient. Deshmukh will use the support from Lehigh Valley LaunchBox to create his own company and continue work on his cellphone app SCIN, which can detect plant and skin diseases. 

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Catching up with Andromeda LED Lighting

Tai-Yin Huang, founder of Lehigh Valley LaunchBox grant recipient Andromeda LED Lighting, provides an update on the company since receiving a LaunchBox micro grant in 2016.
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Andromeda LED Lighting

Tai-Yin Huang is the founder of Andromeda LED Lighting. Andromeda LED Lighting received its Lehigh Valley LaunchBox micro grant in 2016. 

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