Undergraduates

Penn State alumni find startup success with mattress company Tuft & Needle

”Penn State really enhanced my abilities as an entrepreneur, and really opened doors and opportunities. It’s just thrown fuel on the fire as an entrepreneur.”

John-Thomas Marino

Co-Founder, Tuft & Needle

Ready to jump into the entrepreneurial ecosystem? Whether you are just beginning to explore, or already started a company, we have resources to support your path.

Ready to collaborate? Penn State offers:

Coursework and Training

If you are ready to learn, the University has programs to get you started. In addition to coursework (relevant majors, minors and courses across several Colleges), there are also entrepreneurship student organizations, campus events and ongoing programs.

Connections with a Team or Mentors

Find like-minded students, collaborative teams or faculty mentorship as you pursue your entrepreneurial interests. Some Penn State programs and organizations have formal cohort and team opportunities, while others offer informal networking and partnership connections.

Grants or Other Funding

The University has many opportunities to help students like you to fund their ideas or get paid to explore them further. Available campus resources include student internships, grants, fellowships and business incubator programs.

Work Space

There are a number of places offering space for entrepreneurs to meet and work. Depending on the stage of your business startup, your team may be eligible to compete with other companies to participate in programs that offer free work space for a number of months.

Resume-Building Work

Get hands-on experience at an existing startup, or pitch in on a student team of inventors. From internships to volunteerism, from student organizations to on-campus work, Invent Penn State can help you get entrepreneurial experience you want.

If you are ready to learn, the University has programs to get you started. In addition to coursework (relevant majors, minors and courses across several Colleges), there are also entrepreneurship student organizations, campus events and ongoing programs.

Find like-minded students, collaborative teams or faculty mentorship as you pursue your entrepreneurial interests. Some Penn State programs and organizations have formal cohort and team opportunities, while others offer informal networking and partnership connections.

The University has many opportunities to help students like you to fund their ideas or get paid to explore them further. Available campus resources include student internships, grants, fellowships and business incubator programs.

There are a number of places offering space for entrepreneurs to meet and work. Depending on the stage of your business startup, your team may be eligible to compete with other companies to participate in programs that offer free work space for a number of months.

Get hands-on experience at an existing startup, or pitch in on a student team of inventors. From internships to volunteerism, from student organizations to on-campus work, Invent Penn State can help you get entrepreneurial experience you want.

Get Started

We can help you make the connections you need across University departments and services and more.

Contact Invent Penn State 814-867-6304