Penn State SBDC helps student entrepreneurs launch second game app

July 14, 2015

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Brothers Dan and Ryan Yosua recently launched their second game app as part of a business they built with assistance from the Penn State Small Business Development Center (SBDC).

Ryan Yosua is a senior in the College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) at Penn State and Dan Yosua graduated from Penn State in 2013. The pair founded YosuaTreeGames and launched their first game app, eVubble Lite, in 2013 with help from the SBDC.

The brothers designed their newest app, eVubble, to be a more advanced and comprehensive version of the original. They approached the SBDC again, this time for marketing advice, and launched it on June 27.

“The SBDC has been a huge help to us with our business development. The staff has provided us with free consulting, answered questions about taxes, legal concerns and adding another member to our team,” Ryan Yosua said. “We are working with them to get the word out about eVubble to the local market as well as websites, blogs and YouTube channels that focus on mobile games.”

Maria Spencer, business consultant and team lead for the SBDC, said she is proud to see what Dan and Ryan Yosua have accomplished.

“The experience of starting a business and bringing a product to market will be invaluable to their professional development and I’m happy the SBDC was able to be a resource for them along the way,” said Spencer.

The brothers said they are determined to take their company to the next level. Ryan Yosua was recently awarded the David Rusenko Entrepreneur-in-Residence Scholarship, a gift given to a junior or senior in the College of IST who has entrepreneurial experience. It includes $10,000, six credits and the opportunity to work with a faculty advisor.

“While in my last year at Penn State, I believe the credits and (direction from my) faculty advisor from my scholarship will help us develop a new game that is even more ambitious than eVubble,” Ryan Yosua said.

eVubble is available through the App Store for iOS or the Google Play store for Android.

For more information about eVubble, go to YosuaTreeGames online. For more information about starting a business, go to Penn State SBDC online.

  • eVubble by YosuaTreeGames

    eVubble game app by YosuaTreeGames

    IMAGE: YosuaTreeGames

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Last Updated July 28, 2015