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Harrisburg College invitations public to enter ‘SharkTank’-style competitors – PennLive

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology’s Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (CIE) will host a second “Shark-Tank” style competition open to the public on May 13.

The CIE will accept applications for the launchU Start-up Challenge Competition + Showcase through March 1, according to a press release

What started as an experiment involving a few Harrisburg University students has grown into a full-fledged “Shark Tank”-style competition with the help of a national network. Cred-Q, an alternative credit scoring platform founded by HU graduate student, Kushagra Mishra, won first place and a prize of $2,500 during the first launch U competition held last spring, the release said.

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Participants will have the opportunity to bring their business idea to life with the help of Harrisburg University faculty, staff, and mentors. They will learn the basics of entrepreneurship, refine their ideas, and pitch them at a capstone competition showcase in mid-May.

Three winners will be selected by a formal judging committee and awarded prizes. One grand prize winner will be selected to incubate his or her business idea through the Harrisburg University Innovation Lab, according to the release.

For more information and to apply, click here.

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