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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

June 29 2022
Startup Control LTD wins $10,000 in TechCelerator pitch event Image.png?h=08b866d1&itok=BSvPzdVK

Control LTD won the $10,000 first-place prize in the Ben Franklin Technology Partners TechCelerator @ State College virtual pitch event.

June 28 2022
Penn State Altoona LaunchBox to hold employee recruitment tools webinar

Join the Altoona LaunchBox supported by the Hite family for “Recruitment Tools – Where to Find Employees.” The workshop will take place from 12:05 to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 12, via Zoom.

June 17 2022
Brandywine appoints director of innovation and entrepreneurship Lee Headshot.jpg?h=b165dacc&itok=zVHfroiH

Roger Lee, an experienced business leader and higher education professional, has been named director of innovation and entrepreneurship at Penn State Brandywine, effective July 5. In that role, he will serve as a member of the senior leadership team, lead priority initiatives in the campus’ strategic plan and direct the Brandywine LaunchBox.

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