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About Invent Penn State

Wherever you are on the entrepreneurial path, Invent Penn State has resources you can use. Our signature programs and tools can help you start up and grow a business, find licensable technologies and investment opportunities, and get to know the innovation community.

Programs and Events

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



PA Innovation Hubs

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



Fund For Innovation

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



NSF I-Corps Program

Accelerator programs and microgrants for customer discovery and prototyping



Summer Founders Program

Penn State teams can win $10,000 to work on their startup, social good, or non-profit idea for the summer



Supporting economic development at every level.

Tools

Resource Navigator

Entrepreneurship and innovation resources in PSU communities across PA



Intellectual Property Navigator

A showcase of Penn State’s intellectual property available for licensing



Startup Navigator

A showcase of startups with Penn State DNA



Events Calendar

Entrepreneurship and innovation events at PSU campus communities and innovation hubs



Innovation Gateway for Industry

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.
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News & Events

Latest News from Invent Penn State

August 13 2019
$50,000, 5 teams, 1 summer – Summer Founders Program results

A signature program of Invent Penn State, the Summer Founders Program is a 13-week accelerator that provides teams $10,000 in funding, resources and mentorship to accelerate their ideas over the summer. Teams work full time on their startup, attend weekly dinners and meet regularly with advisers throughout the summer. The program does not take ownership or equity in participants’ businesses or nonprofits. All that’s asked is participants commit to working hard on their project for the summer and making an impact in their community.

August 12 2019
From fire safety to lending money, FastTrack startup teams pursue solutions

Several new startups launched by community and student entrepreneurs recently graduated from the Happy Valley LaunchBox powered by PNC Bank FastTrack Accelerator. Their ideas spanned acne treatment; a better way to find a tech dream job or sublet an apartment; and a Smoke Shield System that increases the amount of time someone trapped in a fire can survive while waiting to be rescued.

July 31 2019
Entrepreneurs invited to apply for Berks Idea TestLab https://news.psu.edu/sites/default/files/Idea-Test-Lab-News-TN_0.jpg

Budding entrepreneurs are invited to apply for the Penn State Berks Idea TestLab, a six-week series of workshops that will provide commercialization training and mentorship, as well as the opportunity to apply for micro-grants, for up to 30 startup teams per year.

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