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Wherever you are on the entrepreneurial path, Invent Penn State has resources you can use. Our signature programs can help you start up and grow a business, find licensable technologies and investment opportunities, and get to know the Penn State entrepreneurial ecosystem.


Inc.U Competition

Undergraduate pitch competition where student startups compete for up to $30,000 in investment dollars for their companies

LaunchBox & Innovation Network

No-cost coworking space, accelerator programs, and business and legal advice for entrepreneurs

NSF I-Corps

I-Corps provides real-world, hands-on training on how to successfully incorporate innovations into successful products.

Summer Founders Program

Penn State teams can win $15,000 to work on their startup, social good, or nonprofit idea for the summer

Startup Leadership Network

Matching Penn State tech startups with seasoned executives who can accelerate their market entry

Supporting economic development at every level.


Startup Week

Bringing together Penn State student and alumni entrepreneurs for a celebration of inspiration and ingenuity

Venture & IP Conference

A two-day curated showcase of capital seeking startups and emerging Penn State technologies

Events Calendar

Latest events from Invent Penn State


Resource Navigator

A searchable inventory of entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystem resources around our 21 innovation spaces across Pennsylvania

Intellectual Property Navigator

A searchable showcase of Penn State’s top emerging technologies available for licensing

Startup Navigator

A searchable showcase of Penn State legacy companies and ecosystem startups

Online resources for entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, and industry.

News & Events

Latest News from Invent Penn State

June 08 2023
NCPA LaunchBox helps baseball and softball players train using virtual reality

For baseball and softball players in Pennsylvania the offseason months mark a time where skills can dull. The North Central Pennsylvania LaunchBox powered by Penn State DuBois, now has a way for players to keep their hitting skills sharp when they aren’t on the field.

June 06 2023
Alumna shares story of launching military women’s clothing brand on podcast

In the latest episode of Invent Penn State’s “Dare to Disrupt” podcast, host Ryan Newman interviews Penn State alumna Haley McClain Hill, CEO and founder of TORCH Warriorwear, a subscription, direct-to-consumer military apparel and lifestyle brand.

June 06 2023
Small Business Development Center showcases resources for creative entrepreneurs

The Penn State Small Business Development Center held a Creative Entrepreneur Roundtable at the Pennsylvania College for Technology to highlight resources that assist creative entrepreneurs, which include those undertaking ventures in music, art and photography.

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