Local Startups

Penn State’s Industry Partner KCF Technologies Helps to Power Innovation

Anytime there’s a topic we don’t have expertise in, we can find the individual or lab that does. We have access to the talent and global experts on nearly every topic that comes up. And because the nature of our business is to optimize American manufacturing, which is very broad, we’re talking about many diverse sectors. There’s an expert at Penn State in nearly every one. It’s a wonderful partnership, and we’re thrilled to be connected.

Jeremy Frank

KCF President and Co-founder

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The University can help you connect to people and programs to increase business capital. Resources include fellowships, early stage grants, business incubator programs, and connections with angel investors or venture capital firms.

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From innovative and flexible co-working environments, to large-scale research and office space, Invent Penn State can help your business to leverage a broad range of commercial, research and manufacturing facilities at a price that suits your budget. Opportunities also exist for competitive selection for free space, depending on your stage of business and location.

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Employees or Employee Training

Identify Penn State programs available to train or mentor your existing workforce across a variety of industries and skillsets. Or explore opportunities to reach the world-class faculty, staff and student talent that can strengthen your team.

Explore the many University-affiliated training programs and business accelerators designed to help launch and grow new businesses. From intensive, immersive incubators, to expert workshops and hands-on seminars, Penn State entrepreneurial resources are open to startups in our broader community.

The University can help you connect to people and programs to increase business capital. Resources include fellowships, early stage grants, business incubator programs, and connections with angel investors or venture capital firms.

From innovative and flexible co-working environments, to large-scale research and office space, Invent Penn State can help your business to leverage a broad range of commercial, research and manufacturing facilities at a price that suits your budget. Opportunities also exist for competitive selection for free space, depending on your stage of business and location.

Interested in reaching the broader University audience? We can help you make connections to on-campus events, faculty & staff networking, student programs & organizations, and other opportunities for Penn State partnership.

Identify Penn State programs available to train or mentor your existing workforce across a variety of industries and skillsets. Or explore opportunities to reach the world-class faculty, staff and student talent that can strengthen your team.

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