WYOMISSING, Pa. — The Penn State Berks LaunchBox recently partnered with several other Penn State LaunchBoxes – Abington LaunchBox, Corner LaunchBox, Great Valley LaunchBox, Happy Valley LaunchBox, Harrisburg LaunchBox – and Invent Penn State to offer the startup challenge virtual accelerator, a one-week program that aimed to help entrepreneurs to build their business idea and craft an elevator pitch. Eight startups were hand-picked from a large pool of community members, students, and professionals who applied.
Entrepreneurs who were selected received extensive virtual coaching, training, advice and pitch feedback from experienced entrepreneurs and mentors. In one week, the startups interviewed customers, built their early business model, and crafted a powerful pitch while competing for prizes.
The following teams placed in first, second and third place:
— 1st place:…