Startup Week

Save the Date - April 4-8, 2022

Penn State Startup Week is a University-wide event that takes place every spring and brings leading minds in entrepreneurship and innovation to Penn State campuses across the Commonwealth. The week features entrepreneurial workshops, networking events, student pitch competitions, and presentations from startup founders and corporate innovators, including many Penn State alumni.

By connecting students with innovative alumni and pioneers who are achieving success in a variety of disciplines—through startup initiatives of their own or with new ventures in already established organizations—Penn State Startup Week inspires students to go beyond what is expected of them and expand their minds to think more broadly in whatever career path they choose.

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Inspiring Speakers

Hear from a wide array of talented entrepreneurs, from top corporate innovators to recent graduate entrepreneurs. Learn about their methods and keys to success and pitfalls to avoid.

Networking Opportunities

Students who are seeking career opportunities or university resources aligned with their entrepreneurial spirit can attend the Small Business & Startup Resource Fair and Startup Market that take place every spring during Startup Week.

Student Pitch Competitions

Students can explore entrepreneurship and innovation in a variety of fields in a series of challenges and pitch competitions, including mini-challenges held during Startup Week.

1,000+ Penn State’s brightest student innovators
65 Inspiring speakers and pitch competitions
1 Awards celebration at the Penn State Innovation Hub