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
For baseball and softball players in Pennsylvania the offseason months mark a time where skills can dull. The North Central Pennsylvania LaunchBox powered by Penn State DuBois, now has a way for players to keep their hitting skills sharp when they aren’t on the field.
In the latest episode of Invent Penn State’s “Dare to Disrupt” podcast, host Ryan Newman interviews Penn State alumna Haley McClain Hill, CEO and founder of TORCH Warriorwear, a subscription, direct-to-consumer military apparel and lifestyle brand.
The Penn State Small Business Development Center held a Creative Entrepreneur Roundtable at the Pennsylvania College for Technology to highlight resources that assist creative entrepreneurs, which include those undertaking ventures in music, art and photography.
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October 16-17, 2023
The Invent Penn State Venture & IP Conference is one of the largest tech startup conferences in the Mid-Atlantic, highlighting innovations from high-growth and emerging markets including IT, energy, advanced manufacturing, biotechnology, health care, B2B and B2C, among others.Learn More