PSU news by
Penn State's student blog



Gathering of Minds: Innoblue Innovation Expo

Need something to do before rocking out to Lupe Fiasco at Friday’s Movin On’? Forget gravity bongs and shots of cheap vodka, why not pre-game with an informative gathering of entrepreneurial talent?

The innovative minds at Innoblue are hosting their first ever Penn State Innovation Expo this Friday from 12-3 p.m. in the HUB Alumni Hall. Those responsibly attending (and not slugging Lions Head) will find a showcase of progressive start-up ventures seeking to publicize their ideas while recruiting potential collaborators and investors.

The event will break down into three parts.

From the start of the expo until 1:30 p.m. booths will be set up in involvement-fair like fashion. You can meander through the rows of tri-fold and free pens to check out a diverse range of innovations and “why didn’t I think of that” products. This will be a chance to get formally acquainted with the talent present.

Then there will be an hour long featured presentation by BlueTree Allied Angels member, Joe Barron. The discussion will focus on what it takes to achieve membership in BlueTree, a capital investment firm that allocates start-up money to early-stage business ventures. Every aspect of attracting investors will be addressed by Barron, an entrepreneur with over 25 year of experience as board member, vice president and founder of several companies. With a motto like, “where opportunities meet capital,” this lecture may be a great way to take your million-dollar idea to the next level.

To wrap up the expo, the last half hour will be dedicated to good old fashioned shaking hands and kissing babies. Attendees will be able to network with investors and innovators during an informal meet and greet session.

The organizations represented so far are made up of 11 student start-ups, 2 faculty start-ups, 3 new businesses from downtown, 2 innovative student groups and several other entrepreneurial programs, according to event organizer Drew Mohoric.

Admission to the expo is free for students and community members. If you want a chance to show off your innovative ventures, booth space is available upon request by clicking here. This is your shot to get your ideas out to not only the Penn State community but investors and successful business leader.

Innoblue’s Innovation Expo is an attempt to mend the disconnect in Penn State’s entrepreneurial community through networking and marketing of ideas. It’s a great way to get your soon-to-be famous plans out to investors and business veterans. It also can also be a way to foster a rapport with potential collaborators.

There is a wealth of creative thinkers and future CEOs right here in State College. It wouldn’t hurt if they had your business card in their back pockets.

About the Author


More by Evan

Penn State Students Ask Willard Preacher for a Little R-E-S-P-E-C-T

A group of Penn State feminists combated the Willard Preacher’s hateful rhetoric about sexuality and women by staging a flashmob to the tune of “Respect” by Aretha Franklin. Watch the video and weigh in after the jump.

#MusicMonday: Spring Break-It-Down

Artists Announced for Largest Outdoor EDM Concert to Hit Happy Valley


Tony Carr Experienced ‘Greatest Feeling Of His Life’ At NBA Draft

“Just to be able to hear my name called at the NBA Draft, it’s just a dream come true.” Penn State men’s basketball guard has reached the pinnacle of the sport — entering the NBA pro ranks after getting drafted Thursday night in Brooklyn by the New Orleans Pelicans. Carr, who had to wait around […]

Pelicans GM Excited To Bring In ‘Crafty’ Tony Carr

[VIDEO] New Orleans Pelicans Select Tony Carr In 2018 NBA Draft

Tony Carr First Nittany Lion Selected In NBA Draft Since 1999

Bundling Student Tickets And Offering Options: What Penn State Can Learn

Student Life

Student Farm To Commemorate Summer Solstice With Second Annual Celebration

Penn State’s Student Farm will celebrate the longest day of the year with tours and live music Thursday evening.

Penn State Love Stories: A Chance Meeting At Beaver Stadium

Virtual Reality: Changing The Game At Penn State

Plans Submitted For New KFC In State College

Developers have submitted preliminary land development plans to build a new KFC restaurant at 1780 S. Atherton St. in State College.

Pittsburgh-Based Burger Joint BRGR Opening State College Location

BRGR was able to strike a deal for the building in the past six months or so, as the new goal is to open Happy Valley location — the restaurant’s first outside of Pittsburgh — in early January 2019.

Bream Won’t Be Charged With Perjury

Tim Bream, the former live-in adviser for Beta Theta Pi fraternity, will not face a perjury charge for his testimony at a preliminary hearing in the case.

Be the first to know

  • Top posts and the best Penn State stories

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.

Don’t Like Penn State Student Ticket Policies? Change Them.

That potential lies as much in the hands of active, informed, and opinionated students as it does in those of the profit-driven athletic departments.

Send this to a friend