Penn State Lehigh Valley announces Teen Entrepreneurship Summer Challenge

May 10, 2016

Penn State Lehigh Valley has announced a new two-week Teen Entrepreneurship Summer Challenge for rising high school juniors and seniors interested in being educated, trained and prepared to be the next generation of entrepreneurs. Students will learn key strategies for starting a business and how to develop an entrepreneurial spirit from Penn State professors, successful business leaders and student entrepreneurs. See a proposed schedule for the two-week residential program here.

The program, which runs from July 24 – Aug. 5, will culminate in a major challenge competition in which each team of students will present their ideas regarding best strategies for addressing a real world business problem provided by corporate sponsors. A panel of judges will select the best team ideas.

The new program gives students the opportunity to develop different perspectives, implement business ideas, connect to future employers, build a personal brand, learn how to apply for LaunchBox micro grants, enhance technology skills, explore STEM educational programming and connect to Penn State people and students.

The cost per student is $1,000 and includes housing, activities, meals and transportation.

Applications submitted by June 1 will receive first priority. For more information about the Teen Entrepreneurship Summer Challenge or ways to support the program, visit, call 610-285-5111 or email

Last Updated May 11, 2016