Undergraduate pitch competition where student startups compete for up to $30,000 in investment dollars for their companies
LaunchBox & Innovation Hub Network
No-cost coworking space, accelerator programs, and business and legal advice for entrepreneurs
NSF I-Corps Program
Accelerator programs and microgrants for customer discovery and prototyping
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 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
Latest events from Invent Penn State
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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Ready to jump into the entrepreneurial ecosystem? Whether you are just beginning to explore, or already started a company, we have resources to support your path.
Are you a professor, research associate, or graduate student who recognizes commercial potential in your research? Move your scientific discovery into a breakthrough business opportunity.
Connect with likeminded entrepreneurs. Grow your business with Invent Penn State. The University welcomes collaboration and connection with our local startup neighbors.
Every business faces challenges. Penn State combines world-class research talent and state-of-the-art technology to help you find solutions to those challenges.
You are looking for the next big thing. Penn State provides countless opportunities for your involvement–from cutting-edge innovations to the most promising startups.
Jump into your next venture with Penn State partnership. You bring substantial experience. We’ll show you innovative opportunities.
Latest News from Invent Penn State
Two new endowments totaling $4 million will increase economic development in western Pennsylvania through a partnership between Penn State and the Community Foundation of Western PA and Eastern OH, with support of the Sharon community. Expanding the region’s innovation, entrepreneurial and business support offerings, the endowments will establish a Penn State LaunchBox and a fund to support business owners in Sharon.
Open to the community as well as Penn State faculty, staff and students, Happy Valley LaunchBox powered by PNC Bank is now accepting applications for its four-week Virtual Idea TestLab, which is designed to help teams evaluate the viability of their business ideas by coaching them through a proven method of customer discovery and problem analysis.
WPSU-TV will televise “The Investment,” the final round of the Invent Penn State Inc.U Competition, at 9 p.m. on May 16 and again at 6 p.m. on May 21. During “The Investment,” six Penn State student startups compete for up to $30,000 in funding that will help advance their companies.
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June 17, 2022
During We Are Weekend, tour the Eric J. Barron Innovation Hub and discover innovation and entrepreneurship at Penn State. Tours, in addition to a design/build challenge, are scheduled for June 17. We Are Weekend gives Penn Staters of all ages an opportunity to schedule and spend time with family, friends, and classmates and to connect with what they love about Penn State.Learn More