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.
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.
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.
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.
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