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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 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

March 27 2023
‘RU Curious?’ community engagement series with Schlow Library to return April 4

“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. 

March 24 2023
Penn State Wilkes-Barre supports entrepreneurship through Startup Week

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.

March 24 2023
5 student startups win funding in Inc.U Competition

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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