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By Taylor Durham, March 09, 2022 10:17 AM
The course centers around a sequence of three projects that each culminate in the design and fabrication of functional objects. A 2D Design, 3D Design, and final "Micro-Manufacturing" project will introduce students to a wide variety of design, engineering, and fabrication skills made possible by the new Studios @ Tangen Hall.
The 2022 Venture Lab Startup Challenge was held on Friday, April 29th, 2022 at Tangen Hall in front of a live audience of more than 130+ attendees. Eight finalist teams pitched their innovative concepts for a chance to win up to $150,000 in cash and in-kind prizes.
The Digital Design Studio at Venture Lab is a production hub that provides access to traditional multi-media equipment and expert mentorship to students, staff, and faculty across the Penn community. While students utilizes the space for startup projects and coursework, such as product shootings and special effect promotional videos, the DDS team engages in marketing development support for the VIP community, including logo designs, website designs, branding consultancy, and much more.
Venture Lab's Food Innovation Lab in Tangen Hall is a new test kitchen facility for Penn student entrepreneurs to experiment and create ventures focused on food innovation. In Fall 2021, Venture Lab recruited a small cohort of Penn student entrepreneurs to run a semester-long pilot in the space. Cohort members received access to work in the kitchen, ServSafe certification training, and developed their signature recipes.
The Studios @ Venture Labs are a collection of workspaces and labs that house digital and analog fabrication technologies that empower the Penn community to make their ideas a reality. Makerspace on G/F specifically, is home to the Integrated Product Design courses, where students turn their brainchild into actual products and market these products to the wider Penn community.
The Startup Challenge is a competition for Penn student-founded new ventures. The very best Penn student entrepreneurs pitch to a live audience and alumni judges to show their startups are ready to become the next big thing!