The State System Startup Challenge is an opportunity for students attending one of the 14 state-owned universities to compete for prize money of up to $10,000 for their innovative ideas. Winners receive prize money to assist in making their dreams of becoming entrepreneurs come true.
In 2022, PCN broadcasted the State System Startup Challenge LIVE on television for the first time in its history. This year's LIVE event will take place on April 19, 2023. Stay tuned for more details.
- First Place: Shantal Ewell, of Kutztown University with Schedula Degree Planner.
- Second Place: Luke Melcher, George D'Angelo, Connor Egan, and Joseph Donatucci of California University of Pennsylvania with Vispec.
- Third Place: Erin Burney, of Shippensburg University with IRE Productions.
Stream the 2022 State System Startup Challenge on demand with PCN Select.On Demand - State System Startup Challenge
Photos from the State System Startup Challenge LIVE event held at PCN's Camp Hill, PA headquarters.
The State System Startup Challenge is brought to you in part by The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.