The greatest measure of our team’s success is the success and business growth our clients see as a result of implementing our solutions. When we help a Pennsylvania company succeed, we create revenue and jobs which, in turn, helps all of Pennsylvania. Please enjoy these examples of our team helping clients more effectively manage their energy and technical resources, creating unique real-world opportunities for student engagement, and benefiting Pennsylvania in a number of measurable ways.
Three student startups win $10,000 each in ‘Shark Tank’-style competition
Penn State News. Three Penn State student startups each won $10,000 for their startups in our annual “Shark Tank”-style Inc.U Competition.
‘The Investment’ student startup TV show to air May 13
Penn State News. The top six Penn State student startup teams from our 2021 Inc.U Competition will compete on WPSU’s Shark Tank-style TV show “The Investment” for a chance at a share of up to $30,000 in funding for their startup. The show will air on WPSU-TV and can be streamed at live.wpsu.org at 8 p.m. May 13.
PennTAP Helps Small Mercer County Farm Acquire Funding, Upgrade Grain Dryer
Nickel Farm, located in Sharpsville, PA, is a small family-owned farm which raises dairy cattle for milk production and grows corn and soybeans. The farm needed an energy audit as well as assistance with a grant application to upgrade its grain dryer.
Five Penn State research teams earn Manufacturing PA Innovation Grants
Penn State News. Penn State has been awarded five grants through the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Manufacturing PA initiative. The initiative awarded $2 million across 29 grants in total and will bring together government, industry and higher education in holistic collaboration to spur new technologies and processes in the manufacturing sector.
WPPSEF Awards Grant to PennTAP for Alternative Energy Technology Education Project
West Penn Power Sustainable Energy Fund. WPPSEF has awarded a grant to Penn State University’s Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program (PennTAP), amounting in $25,000, to enable a workforce and education development project surrounding alternative energy technology at the Fayette County Career and Technical Institute (FCCTI).
Student Teams to Compete on WPSU’s “The Investment” for $30,000
The top six student startup teams have been selected for the 2021 Inc.U Competition. The following startups will compete on WPSU’s Shark Tank-style TV show “The Investment” for a chance at a share of up to $30,000 in funding for their startup.
Student entrepreneurs can win up to $30,000 in the Inc.U Competition
Penn State News. The 2021 Inc.U Competition application deadline is Feb. 8. Interested students may apply online. The top six student teams will pitch their startup to a panel of judges in a televised competition for a chance to win up to $30,000 in funding.
Penn State Learning Factory Students Help Local Soup Manufacturer Make Process Improvements
Happy Valley Soup Company (HVS) creates and manufactures homemade gourmet dried soup mixes. As their business continues to expand, they are looking for ways to increase their operational productivity and attract new customers.
Where Are They Now? Q&A With Vitable Health Founder Joseph Kitonga
Since the Inc.U Competition officially launched in 2015, it has produced 10 winning teams and provided $120,000 in prize money. Those 10 startups have since grown, shifted, and encountered new challenges and successes. This is the third in an article series which will explore where some of the winning teams are now, how the pandemic has impacted their businesses, and what the next big steps for their companies are. CastPak is a portable turnkey high-quality livestreaming solution.
PennTAP Helps Construction Tool Manufacturer Make Process Improvements
Bon Tool is a professional hand tool manufacturer and supplier in Allegheny County, PA.
While planning for process improvement projects, Bon Tool reached out to PennTAP for energy assistance.