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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 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

November 12 2018
Brad Lashinsky to lead DuBois innovation hub

Brad Lashinsky has been appointed as the program director for the entrepreneurship and innovation hub at Penn State DuBois, part of the Invent Penn State initiative. Lashinsky’s appointment is effective Jan. 1, 2019. He also will serve as a lecturer in business at the DuBois campus.

November 08 2018
Mont Alto LaunchBox provides inspiration and education for entrepreneurs

The Mont Alto LaunchBox will provide inspiration and education for entrepreneurs in November during three events that include an Entrepreneur Information Session on Nov. 12, and an Entrepreneurship Fall Forum on Nov. 14. The third event, an Entrepreneur Workshop, will be held on Nov. 29 in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. The events are all free of charge and open to the public.

November 07 2018
Global Entrepreneurship Week events planned in New Kensington

Global Entrepreneurship Week Penn State celebrates relationships between members of the University and local entrepreneurial communities.

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