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Harrisburg University of Science and Technology has the perfect opportunity for anyone looking to get a great business idea off the ground.

Harrisburg University’s Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (CIE) will host a second “Shark-Tank” style competition open to the public on May 13, 2021. The CIE will accept applications for the launchU Start-up Challenge Competition + Showcase through March 1.

What started as an experiment involving a few HU students has grown into a full-fledged “Shark Tank”-style competition with the help of an incredible network from across the U.S. 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.

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 set for May 13, 2021.

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.

This is the perfect opportunity for anyone to present their startup ideas!

For more information and to apply, click Here.

About Harrisburg University

Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Harrisburg University is a private non-profit university offering bachelor and graduate degree programs in science, technology, and math fields to a diverse student body. For more information on the University’s affordable demand-driven undergraduate and graduate programs, call 717.901.5146 or email,

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