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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 Program

Accelerator programs and microgrants for customer discovery and prototyping

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 the best and brightest 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

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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

August 10 2022
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This fall, the Invent Penn State LaunchBox and Innovation Network will host Grow with Google workshops, which will teach businesses best practices for Google products. Topics will include creating search-friendly websites, using YouTube to grow business results, and managing business information across Google Search and Maps.

July 29 2022
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In the ninth episode of Invent Penn State’s “Dare to Disrupt” podcast, host Ryan Newman interviews serial media entrepreneur and current CEO of Infolinks Media, Robert Regular, who received his bachelor’s degree in communications and business from Penn State. 

July 27 2022
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Over the past three years, the FirstEnergy Foundation’s grant has enabled more than 300 Penn State students to benefit from engineering design projects that support Pennsylvania small manufacturers and businesses, leading to over $2 million in economic benefits in the state.

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