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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.

Programs and Events

Startup Week

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

Virtual Venture & IP Conference

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

LaunchBox & Innovation Hub Network

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

Startup Leadership Network

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

NSF I-Corps Program

Accelerator programs and microgrants for customer discovery and prototyping

Fund For Innovation

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

Supporting economic development at every level.


Resource Navigator

A searchable inventory of entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystem resources around our 21 innovation hubs 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.

Events Calendar

Latest events from Invent Penn State

Innovation Gateway

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.

News & Events

Latest News from Invent Penn State

May 12 2021
Altoona LaunchBox offers May virtual open office time for business entrepreneurs

The Altoona LaunchBox supported by the Hite family will hold its May virtual open office from 11:30 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, May 26.

April 28 2021
'The Investment' student startup TV show to air May 13

The top six Penn State student startup teams from the Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program (PennTAP)’s 2021 Inc.U Competition will compete on WPSU’s Shark Tank-style TV show “The Investment” for a chance at a share of up to $30,000 in funding for their startup. The show will air on WPSU-TV and can be streamed at at 8 p.m. May 13.

April 22 2021
Cranial Devices Inc. wins $75,000 in virtual tech tournament

Invent Penn State’s 2021 virtual Tech Tournament showcased eight of Penn State’s most disruptive innovations and early-stage startups born out of Penn State’s research enterprise. The winner of the $75,000 top prize, Cranial Devices Inc. (CDI), was led by Barry Fell, a consultant for the Surgery Innovation Group in the Department of Surgery at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. He co-founded CDI with Dr. Randy Haluck, professor of surgery at Penn State College of Medicine.

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