ProgramsLaunchBox & 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.
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
Latest events from Invent Penn State
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.
A searchable showcase of Penn State legacy companies and ecosystem startups.
Online resources for entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, and industry.
Get Started with Invent Penn State
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.
Are you a professor, research associate, or graduate student who recognizes commercial potential in your research? Move your scientific discovery into a breakthrough business opportunity.
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
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.
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.
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April 15 & 16, 2021
The Invent Penn State Venture & IP Conference is one of the largest tech startup conferences in the Mid-Atlantic - drawing over 600 attendees including 70+ start-up ventures and 40+ investment firms from across the country. This year’s completely online conference highlights innovations from high growth and emerging markets in IT, Energy, Advanced Manufacturing, Biotechnology, and Healthcare, among others. The 2021 conference is expected to be an even bigger draw than past years.Learn More