Penn State’s initiative to promote entrepreneurship has helped programs like Lion Launch Pad, New Leaf and the Small Business Development Center. One in particular, Lion Launch Pad, serves as a business accelerator program that helps selected students turn their ideas into startups.
Liz Kisenwether and Brad Leve advise the group in the Information Sciences and Technology Building. But according to Kisenwether, it took a lot of steps to get there. Lion Launch Pad started as an idea seven years ago, but ran into obstacles running as a for-profit venture on campus.