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
I-Corps provides real-world, hands-on training on how to successfully incorporate innovations into successful products.
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 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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Latest News from Invent Penn State
“RU Curious?” is a community engagement series offered by Schlow Centre Region Library in partnership with Penn State’s Office of Government and Community Relations that invites the local community to learn more about important research topics happening at Penn State. The series kicks off April 4 at the Eric J. Barron Innovation Hub in downtown State College.
Penn State Wilkes-Barre participated in the University’s Startup Week held this year from March 20-24. Penn State Startup Week powered by PNC is a University-wide event held each spring that brings leading minds in entrepreneurship and innovation together in and around Penn State campuses across the commonwealth.
Student startup Bindr, a dating app that provides a safe space online for bisexual individuals, won $15,000, the largest prize amount, in the 2023 Invent Penn State Inc.U Competition. The competition, part of Penn State Startup Week powered by PNC, saw six Penn State student teams pitch their startups to a panel of judges and compete for up to $30,000 in funding.
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Penn State Startup Week powered by PNC
March 20-24, 2023
Penn State Startup Week powered by PNC is a University-wide celebration of student entrepreneurship that brings leading minds in entrepreneurship and innovation to Penn State campuses across the Commonwealth. Attend workshops, expert panels and networking events geared specifically for students interested in innovation, entrepreneurship and out-of-the-box career paths.Learn More