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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.

Programs

Brand Academy

Supporting student-athletes to leverage their personal brand for entrepreneurial success and NIL opportunities



Cocoziello Institute of Real Estate Innovation

Identifying and solving real estate’s most pressing challenges



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.



Startup Leadership Network

Matching Penn State tech startups with seasoned executives who can accelerate their market entry



Summer Founders Program

Penn State teams can win $15,000 to work on their startup, social good, or nonprofit idea for the summer



Supporting economic development at every level.

Events

Global Entrepreneurship Week

Cultivates town and gown relationships by celebrating the entrepreneurial spirit across Commonwealth campus communities.



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



Tools

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

February 13 2024
Six student startups to compete for up to $30,000 in Inc.U Competition
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Six Penn State student startups have been selected as finalists in Invent Penn State’s Inc.U Competition. Each team will compete for a $30,000 cash investment pool in a pitch competition during Penn State Startup Week powered by PNC. Register to attend the live taping of the Inc.U Competition from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, March 16.

February 12 2024
Altoona Craft It, Pitch It, Win It competition deadline set for March 10
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Do you need a website, logo design, or help with social media? Want to upgrade your e-commerce game? Apply for the Craft It, Pitch It, Win It competition by March 10 for a chance to win up to $10,000 in prize money.

February 08 2024
Berks LaunchBox celebrates fifth anniversary in GoggleWorks Center for the Arts
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Since its inception, Berks LaunchBox has made a significant impact on the Berks County community. Over the last five years, Berks LaunchBox has assisted 582 entrepreneurs, taught new skills to 1,100 community members in its Makerspace, offered entrepreneurship classes to 3,800 community members, and impacted 1,042 students (elementary school through college). 

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