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Ag Springboard 2015 ~ Win $7,500 for your ag sciences-related business pitch!
February 16, 2015

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Coordinator Mark Gagnon (mag199@psu.edu) explains Ag Springboard, a student business pitch competition with a grand prize of $7,500.

February 9, 2015

Compete in Ag Springboard to boost your resume — and maybe win the $7,500 grand prize to launch your great idea to life. Check it out this week for a free Creamery ice cream.

January 30, 2015

The first step to winning $7,500 for your startup is to build a great team

November 19, 2014

Ag Sciences student Jeanette Wiley won first place and five Ag Sci students were finalists in their categories in the 1000 Pitches contest.

November 16, 2014

The celebration of entrepreneurship has arrived on the Penn State campus! Check out dozens of events this week to help fuel your start-up dreams. Here is a rundown of Ag Sciences Entrepreneurship & Innovation Program events.

November 6, 2014

Only three days remain for Penn State students to pitch their ideas as part of 1000 Pitches, the world’s largest student pitch competition, and to contribute toward a goal of 300 pitches from students in the College of Agricultural Sciences. The contest ends Nov. 9.

October 22, 2014

Let's act on your ideas! Join us to make your video pitch — and for snacks! The AgSci Entrepreneurship Team is here to help AgSci students video your solutions to problems. Drop in at 6 Armsby during Pitch Camp Oct. 24, 27 and 28. Together, Ag Sci can send 300 pitches to the national 1000 Pitches contest — and ROCK the Ag 300 Pitch Challenge!

October 16, 2014

Pitch your ideas for solutions -- you can do it in 30 seconds! Mark Gagnon's 30-second video update on 1000 Pitches, the world's largest student pitch competition, shows you how. Gagnon is the Coordinator of the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Program.

October 9, 2014

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Coordinator Mark Gagnon pitches the Ag 300 Pitch Challenge.

October 2, 2014

Have an idea? A solution to a problem you see on campus, in your community or in the world? The Ag 300 Pitch Challenge is a great way for College of Agricultural Sciences students to share — or “pitch”— an idea.

September 9, 2014

Paper calls on entrepreneurs to seize untapped potential for innovation in "AgTech" to meet global food demand while minimizing environmental impacts

July 1, 2014

GreenTowers has created a “Living Furniture” product designed to allow people to grow their own organic greens indoors in any location in a stylish piece of furniture. The team of Penn State graduates launched a Kickstarter campaign on June 30 to raise $20,000 to help bring the product to market and expand the Living Furniture line.

May 22, 2014

Junior Carolyn McDonald wants to teach students in Haiti’s orphanages how to create jobs for themselves and become entrepreneurs. McDonald, a community, environment and development major, is the mastermind behind the Haitian Youth Team initiative, a non-profit enterprise to educate children in agriculture and business. The project’s goal is that children leave the orphanage ready and able to create and sustain their own food-related businesses.

Graduate student and Leafy inventor Amin Afzal
April 23, 2014

Inspired by the life-giving importance of proper water and the dream of creating his own business, graduate student Amin Afzal is perfecting the "Leafy" moisture sensor.

Earl Harbaugh congratulates Team Leafy on winning Ag Springboard
April 12, 2014

A five-student team known as “Leafy,” marketing a wireless sensor that detects moisture directly from plant leaves, won the $7,500 first place prize Thursday in Ag Springboard 2014, a student business plan competition to spark and nurture innovation in agriculture.

Final Five Compete Today to Win Ag Springboard 2014
April 10, 2014

Their products include vine-covered roofs, devices that gauge plant moisture, clothes that mimic the plumage of the ruffed grouse, a natural way to convert farm waste to compost and an organization to help Haitian orphans sell agricultural products.

How do you build a successful custom cookie business from scratch? Listen to Anne Yorks tell the story of Flour Box Bakery during the Ag Springboard Awards Banquet April 10
April 2, 2014

Entrepreneur to tell her story of custom, creative cookie decorating business April 10 at student business plan competition awards banquet.

March 21, 2014

Jobi Calixte, a consultant at Ernst & Young Accounting Firm, says competing in Ag Springboard helped her to learn resilience and how to overcome obstacles as a professional in today’s work environment.

February 28, 2014

Entrepreneur and Penn Stater Daniel Eichenlaub Will Share his Start-Up Expertise with Student Entrepreneurs as an Ag Springboard Judge on April 10