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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.

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The Brand Academy

Supporting student-athletes to leverage their personal brand for entrepreneurial success and NIL opportunities

Cocoziello Institute of Real Estate Innovation

Identifying and solving real estate’s most pressing challenges

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.

Startup Leadership Network

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

Summer Founders Program

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

Supporting economic development at every level.


Global Entrepreneurship Week

Cultivates town and gown relationships by celebrating the entrepreneurial spirit across Commonwealth campus communities.

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

July 11 2024
General Assembly approves Penn State’s 2024-25 state funding Capitol Dome.jpg?h=71976bb4&itok=aCWe71SD

The Pennsylvania General Assembly has passed a state budget that maintains Penn State’s general support appropriation at $242.1 million for the 2024-25 fiscal year, which began July 1. The budget package, which now heads to Gov. Josh Shapiro for his anticipated signature, includes a funding increase of $4 million (13%) for Pennsylvania College of Technology, level funding of $57.7 million for Penn State Agricultural Research and Extension, and restores line-item funding of $2.35 million for Invent Penn State.

July 01 2024
Pennsylvania SBDC Agriculture Center of Excellence client receives award

Pine Creek Seed Farm, a full-service wholesaler and distributor of a variety of seeds, received the U.S. Small Business Administration Eastern PA Family-Owned Small Business of the Year Award for 2024. The award ceremony took place on June 24 at the farm in Jersey Shore, where attendees toured the business location.

June 27 2024
Penn State research startup completes NSF I-Corps National Teams program

NeuroXR, a Penn State research startup, is working towards standardizing surgical training through wearable sensor technology. The team recently completed the NSF I-Corps National Teams program.

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