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.


Inc.U Competition

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

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.


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

Events Calendar

Latest events from Invent Penn State


Resource Navigator

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

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

November 22 2022
President Bendapudi talks innovation and education at Penn State Lehigh Valley and Students.jpg?h=0a8b6f8b&itok=vbKIOLqp

The evening was set to focus on entrepreneurship and the future of education — but Penn State President Neeli Bendapudi’s energy and charisma definitely doubled as the takeaway from the Penn State Lehigh Valley LaunchBox Ladies Ambassador Circle event on Nov. 16. It was the second time the new president visited the Lehigh Valley campus but the first opportunity most in the audience had to hear her speak.

November 17 2022
Penn State ranked in top 25 nationally for undergraduate entrepreneurship 9 30-c-students_campus-1007.jpg?h=12be374d&itok=vn48qsgG

Penn State has been ranked as the No. 23 school for undergraduate entrepreneurship studies in the United States by The Princeton Review in its annual ratings measuring individual schools’ performances. Among schools in the Mid-Atlantic region, Penn State came in at No. 3.

November 14 2022
Six innovative startups to compete in FastTrack Accelerator pitch competition 2022.jpg?h=0423e3e4&itok=kTKRucKf

Startups will compete for up to $5,000 in the Happy Valley LaunchBox powered by PNC Bank FastTrack Accelerator pitch competition on Nov. 16 during Global Entrepreneurship Week Penn State.

More News


Events Calendar

View All
Sign up for the monthly Invent Penn State newsletter

Innovation Spaces Across the Commonwealth