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.
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
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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
A searchable showcase of Penn State legacy companies and ecosystem startups
Online resources for entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, and industry.
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Ready to jump into the entrepreneurial ecosystem? Whether you are just beginning to explore, or already started a company, we have resources to support your path.
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Connect with likeminded entrepreneurs. Grow your business with Invent Penn State. The University welcomes collaboration and connection with our local startup neighbors.
Every business faces challenges. Penn State combines world-class research talent and state-of-the-art technology to help you find solutions to those challenges.
You are looking for the next big thing. Penn State provides countless opportunities for your involvement–from cutting-edge innovations to the most promising startups.
Jump into your next venture with Penn State partnership. You bring substantial experience. We’ll show you innovative opportunities.
Latest News from Invent Penn State
Control LTD won the $10,000 first-place prize in the Ben Franklin Technology Partners TechCelerator @ State College virtual pitch event.
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.
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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November 14-18, 2022
GEW Penn State, managed by the Penn State Small Business Development Center (SBDC), celebrates relationships between members of the University and local entrepreneurial communities. Attend virtual presentations, workshops, and networking opportunities geared specifically to entrepreneurs, local startups, innovators, and anyone interested in thinking outside the box.Learn More