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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-class faculty and student entrepreneurs and alumni startups.

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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

June 22nd, 2016

From AKEG to WEDIG, community development has been the cornerstone of Chancellor Kevin Snider’s eight-year tenure as the head of Penn State New Kensington. The efforts were recognized recently with a “Points of Light” award from the city of New Kensington.

June 22nd, 2016

From AKEG to WEDIG, community development has been the cornerstone of Chancellor Kevin Snider’s eight-year tenure as the head of Penn State New Kensington. The efforts were recognized recently with a “Points of Light” award from the city of New Kensington.

June 20th, 2016

Today (June 20) in the Capitol Rotunda, Penn State announced the awarding of six additional $50,000 seed grants to jump start entrepreneurial activities across the Commonwealth and celebrate its 13 newly launched entrepreneurship programs in Pennsylvania that are expected to spur economic development, job creation and student career success.

June 20th, 2016

With Penn State’s recent announcement of the next six communities to receive seed-grant funding through its Invent Penn State initiative, the University’s economic development effort has grown to include 13 hubs for innovation spread across Pennsylvania.

June 8th, 2016

The story of retiring Penn State Abington Chancellor Karen Wiley Sandler as told by the people who know her the best: the campus community.

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.

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