Deadline extended for great ideas


MONT ALTO–The Mont Alto LaunchBox is extending the application deadline for the sixth annual LION Tank™ to Sunday, March 13. LION Tank™ is annual pitch competition for local entrepreneurs that helps them refine their business plans and pitches for a start-up they’re serious about.

Entrepreneurs pitch their business plan to a panel of judges for feedback and consideration. At the end of the evening, the top two entrepreneurs are awarded $1,500 and $1,000 respectively and both receive one year’s access to the Mont Alto LaunchBox, where they can receive additional support for their business.

The LION Tank™ pitch competition is scheduled for April 6, 2022, at the Penn State Mont Alto campus. If you can help us get the word out about the application deadline, that would be great. Here’s a link to our online news for the application:

The Mont Alto LaunchBox is powered by Invent Penn State, a Commonwealth-wide initiative to spur economic development, job creation and student career success. Entrepreneurs in all 21 Penn State undergraduate communities’ benefit from Invent Penn State by access to accelerator programs, coworking space, legal and IP advice, mentorships, prototyping, pitch competitions and funding.  Between 2015 to 2021, Invent Penn State has contributed to the economic vitality of the Commonwealth through the creation of 218 new Pennsylvania companies and 302.5 jobs created, including here in Franklin County. Since opening its doors in Franklin County in 2018, the Mont Alto LaunchBox has assisted with the start-up of three local small business: All Star Sports Displays, LLC; JFK Today, LLC; and Shippensburg Revitalization Group. Inc.

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