About the Lab

PSU's Elevating Impact Lab is designed to activate PSU students into change agents. PSU students from across disciplines work with mentors from the community, faculty and staff to build a team, develop, refine, test and pitch a business concept over the course of just two evening sessions and one full day. Any PSU student can attend and has the option to get one credit for participating.

The Challenge

Each year, an industry partner joins the lab to present a challenge to participants. The partner presents industry insights into opportunities and gaps in their area of work, and strategic imperatives, where new ideas are urgently needed. Past themes have included Better Cities and Innovations in Health. 

The Program

  • Day 1: Evening program featuring dinner and a keynote presentation by the industry partner
  • Day 2: Evening workshop to form teams, confirm concepts and select mentors 
  • Day 3: Full day session including ideation, stakeholder interviews, mentor meetings, refining and a culminating pitch fest 

The program takes place during Spring Term at The School of Business. Meals, beverages and treats are provided throughout the program. Details about Spring 2021 will be posted when available.

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