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The Investment: The Investment 2021

The top six Penn State student startup teams from the Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program (PennTAP)’s 2021 Inc.U Competition compete on WPSU-TV’s Shark Tank-style TV show The Investment 2021 for a chance at a share of up to $30,000 in funding for their startup. The six student startups in the program include Girls Code the World, JERPA Jeans, Miss Monroe Collection, Sports Data Now, Xora, and Table Rock Markets.

The judges are Lou Childs, co-founder and chief operating officer of Dovetail Essentials (makers of SlumberPod); Robert E. Morgan, founder and CEO of Talaria Media; Sheri Collins Sr. director in the Office of Corporate Relations at the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED); and Jordan Rednor, executive director and chief operating officer of Decoded Advertising.

The sponsors for the competition prize money are Invent Penn State, Ben Franklin Technology Partners, the Penn State College of Engineering, the Robert & Tammy Morgan Entrepreneurship Fund, and the Penn State Schreyer Honors College.

The Investment 2021 is supported, in part, by local businesses KCF Technologies, Inc., Everett Cash Mutual Insurance Company, Ulicny Financial Communications, and Ben Franklin Technology Partners.

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