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Washington Post features Startup from 2012 Ag Springboard 2nd Place Winner

As a student in 2012, Fengchun "Spring" Yang placed second in Ag Springboard, then figured out how to sustain a healthy population of black soldier flies. Symton BSF, the startup he founded, was featured this month in the Washington Post.

GreenBriq wins top $7,500 prize in Ag Springboard pitch contest

GreenBriq is turning invasive plants into sustainable fuel for Kenyan households. Inakua, the second-place winner of $2,500, plans to rent water-efficient hydroponic growing towers to Kenyan families to reliably grow their own vegetables.

Final Four Ag Springboard Teams Pitch Judges Wednesday

Four finalist teams in the Ag Springboard student pitch competition are pitching ventures to help solve food waste, cut fossil fuel emissions, combat invasive plant species and provide low-cost, water-wise food production. One will win the $7,500 grand prize to Make It Happen.

Entrepreneur and Former Pro Basketball Player Tyler Smith to Keynote Ag Springboard

Tyler Smith, who played on Penn State's 2001 men's basketball team that advanced to the Sweet Sixteen round in the NCAA tournament, will speak about mental fitness for entrepreneurs as the keynote speaker for Ag Springboard. The "final four" Ag Springboard teams pitch live before judges in the finalist round Wednesday, followed by an evening awards banquet.

Signup for Ag Springboard student business pitch contest!

Ag Springboard — a GREAT opportunity for students to learn how to pitch ideas and compete to win $7,500!!!

Dream Big. Ag Springboard can help you Make It Happen

Ag Springboard experience helps students stand apart from the crowd. Win $7,500 to make your big dream happen.

Meet Entrepreneur Callie Rojewski

Recent PSU grad Callie Rojewski — who started her first business as a student — tells her story at an Ag Springboard Open House Oct. 22, 5-6:30, 6 Armsby.

Bold Foods Founder Tells His Story Sept. 18

Treating judges to samples of pasta made with cricket powder helped Weslie Khoo and Haoshu Zhang’s team win the $7,500 grand prize at the Ag Springboard student business pitch contest in 2017.

Get Ready for Ag Springboard 2019

Meet young entrepreneurs and get career prep advice at the fall 2018 Ag Springboard open houses. Join us Sept. 18, Oct. 22 and Nov. 13!

Would You Eat Crickets?

Penn State food science graduate students are creating a new pasta fortified with cricket flour. They talked up the advantages of eating crickets and their new Bold Foods brand with visitors to Ag Progress Days.

Failure is OK

Risk. Fail. Pivot. Repeat. Todd Erdley, co-founder and CEO of Videon, advises student entrepreneurs.

Cricket-Fortified Pasta Pitch Wins $7,500 Ag Springboard Top Prize

A team of food science graduate students won the Ag Springboard student business pitch contest and $7,500 grand prize Thursday after pitching and serving judges pasta made with cricket flour.

Little Farm Pitches a New Farm to Consumer Model

Hui Wang and Jiayi Wang plan to use edutainment videos on social media platforms native to China to help connect family farms with urban consumers

Pasta 2050 Pitches Pasta Fortified with Cricket Protein

They hope to help consumers warm up to crickets as a protein source

Videon Founder & CEO Todd Erdley to Keynote Ag Springboard Thursday

Todd Erdley, local technology entrepreneur and champion of economic growth, will speak Thursday during the awards banquet for the Ag Springboard student business pitch contest.

Final Five Teams Polish their Pitches

Five student teams will live-pitch their new business concepts to judges April 13, in hopes of winning $7,500 during the final round of the 2017 Ag Springboard competition.

The Warchest Project

Meet two agricultural sciences students pitching their idea to repurpose military ammo cans into tailgating gear.

Reach Beyond Your Comfort Zone

To grow, you must challenge yourself.

Make it Happen in 2017 with Ag Springboard

This spring, one student team will win $7,500 at Ag Springboard to help launch a great idea in the agricultural sciences.