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About Invent Penn State

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

Programs and Events

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



PA Innovation Hubs

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



Fund For Innovation

Stage gate funding for Penn State’s most commercially promising research and emerging technologies



NSF I-Corps Program

Accelerator programs and microgrants for customer discovery and prototyping



Summer Founders Program

Penn State teams can win $10,000 to work on their startup, social good, or non-profit idea for the summer



Supporting economic development at every level.

Tools

Resource Navigator

Entrepreneurship and innovation resources in PSU communities across PA



Intellectual Property Navigator

A showcase of Penn State’s intellectual property available for licensing



Startup Navigator

A showcase of startups with Penn State DNA



Events Calendar

Entrepreneurship and innovation events at PSU campus communities and innovation hubs



Innovation Gateway for Industry

A tool for industry to post research challenges and receive curated proposals from cross-disciplinary Penn State experts



Online resources for entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, and industry.
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News & Events

Latest News from Invent Penn State

August 23 2019
LionLaunch expands business programming to northern Schuylkill County

Entrepreneurs in northern Schuylkill County now have access to Penn State Schuylkill’s LionLaunch business programming in Shenandoah, made possible through a partnership with Downtown Shenandoah Inc.

August 23 2019
SBIR Road Tour coming to University Park on Sept. 19

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s national SBIR Road Tour is coming to Penn State’s University Park campus on Sept. 19 as part of a 16-stop tour to connect entrepreneurs working on advanced technology to the country’s largest source of early stage funding — the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer programs.

August 13 2019
$50,000, 5 teams, 1 summer – Summer Founders Program results

A signature program of Invent Penn State, the Summer Founders Program is a 13-week accelerator that provides teams $10,000 in funding, resources and mentorship to accelerate their ideas over the summer. Teams work full time on their startup, attend weekly dinners and meet regularly with advisers throughout the summer. The program does not take ownership or equity in participants’ businesses or nonprofits. All that’s asked is participants commit to working hard on their project for the summer and making an impact in their community.

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