The Ingenious Power of Partnership

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

LaunchBox & Innovation Hub Network

No-cost co-working 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 non-profit 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.

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



Events Calendar

Latest events from Invent Penn State



Tools

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.



Online resources for entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, and industry.

News & Events

Latest News from Invent Penn State

October 18 2021
Global Entrepreneurship Week Penn State to connect innovators, entrepreneurs

Open to community and Penn State entrepreneurs and innovators, Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) Penn State is set for Nov. 8-12. Presented by the Penn State Small Business Development Center, GEW Penn State connects community members and aspiring entrepreneurs with Penn State’s vibrant ecosystem of investors, researchers and startup champions.

October 14 2021
Lehigh Valley LaunchBox lead sponsor of StartUp entrepreneur pitch competition
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Penn State Lehigh Valley LaunchBox is the lead sponsor of the third annual StartUp Lehigh Valley Entrepreneur Pitch Competition, which will take place Wednesday, Oct. 27, at Factory LLC in Bethlehem.

September 30 2021
Listen to new podcast Dare to Disrupt, sharing stories of innovative alumni

Dare to Disrupt is a new podcast from Invent Penn State about alumni who are innovators, entrepreneurs and leaders, and the stories behind their success. The first episode features Matt Brezina, a 2003 Schreyer Honors College and College of Engineering graduate.

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