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Venture & IP Conference

For Industry, Investors and Startups

October 6 & 7, 2016

Don't miss this exclusive opportunity to see disruptive innovations from Penn State's world-calss faculty and student entrepreneurs and alumni startsups.

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The aim of “Invent Penn State” is to drive job creation, economic development and student career success by connecting researchers with the people who can help bring their discoveries to the marketplace. This will benefit the communities we serve and the innovators working among us. Penn State is developing a culture that encourages, nurtures and rewards entrepreneurship—not just in STEM, but in the arts, health and human development, education, and more.

 

Undergraduate, graduate or post-doctoral student? Faculty member or alumnus? Community member or business owner? Wherever you are on the entrepreneurial path— from earning your chops, to hatching an idea, to using your experience or investment to help others grow their ideas—we have many resources and opportunities to collaborate, innovate and start new businesses. The ingenious power of partnership is alive and well at Penn State.

 

Learn

Courses, majors and minors, blogs and seminars, downloads, organizations, upcoming conferences and events—we’ve simplified the learning curve to discovering the entrepreneurial what’s, when’s, why’s, and where’s on and off campus.

Hatch

Take action: Connect with people across campus and the Commonwealth eager to help you move your idea to reality, incubate it, and even assist in funding. Refine your pitch skills. Compete for awards. Partner with other like-minded entrepreneurs. — In short, stop dreaming and start doing.

Nurture & Grow

Perhaps you want to provide mentorship, collaboration, sponsorship or investment to help a startup grow. Perhaps you have a company and need expertise, research or resources from our ecosystem in order to grow. Penn State will help you put the right people in the right room at the right time.

Startup Profiles

Penn State Students Build “Weebly” to Build Websites

Penn State Students Build “Weebly” to Build Websites

Penn State Students Build “Weebly” to Build Websites

Brainstorming a class project, three students soon realized they were solving the wrong problem.

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Evive Station Founder Taps Bright Minds at Penn State

Evive Station Founder Taps Bright Minds at Penn State

Evive Station Founder Taps Bright Minds at Penn State

Penn State fields “triple-college” team to bring water to thirsty students.

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Evive Station
Older Adults See Better Days Ahead with My Day

Older Adults See Better Days Ahead with My Day

Older Adults See Better Days Ahead with My Day

Nurses join forces with computer scientists to improve the lives of seniors. 

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Lasers for Innovative Solutions, a Company Rooted in Roots

Lasers for Innovative Solutions, a Company Rooted in Roots

Lasers for Innovative Solutions, a Company Rooted in Roots

TechCelerator training provides a biologist and an engineer with the business savvy to launch a startup. 

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Latest Invent Penn State News

May 25th, 2016

Penn State Schuylkill is the recipient of a $50,000 seed grant to expand entrepreneurial endeavors through the Invent Penn State initiative. Schuylkill is one of six campuses recently named as part of the newest wave of entrepreneurial sites across the Commonwealth that are poised to become economic strengths in their region.

May 25th, 2016

The Ben Franklin TechCelerator@State College has awarded a cash prize of $10,000 to a graduate of its latest Business Startup Boot Camp for entrepreneurs. The winner, Joel Edelstein with Triglyph, developed an energy-efficient, smart lighting system for use in the film, television and photography markets.

May 24th, 2016

Penn State York is the recipient of a $50,000 seed grant to expand entrepreneurial endeavors through the Invent Penn State initiative. York is one of six campuses recently named as part of the newest wave of entrepreneurial sites across the Commonwealth that are poised to become economic strengths in their region.

May 24th, 2016

Penn State Shenango is the recipient of a $50,000 seed grant through the Invent Penn State initiative to expand entrepreneurial endeavors. The Shenango campus is one of six campuses recently named as part of the newest wave of entrepreneurial sites across the Commonwealth that are poised to become economic strengths in their region.

May 23rd, 2016

Penn State Great Valley is the recipient of a $50,000 seed grant to expand entrepreneurial endeavors through the Invent Penn State initiative, one of six campuses recently named as part of the newest wave of entrepreneurial sites across the Commonwealth that are poised to economic strengths for their region.

May 19th, 2016

Penn State Berks is the recipient of a $50,000 seed grant to expand entrepreneurial endeavors through the Invent Penn State initiative. Berks is one of six campuses recently named as part of the newest wave of entrepreneurial sites across the Commonwealth that are poised to enhance economic strengths for their region.

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