Venture & IP Conference

Next Conference - April 15 & 16, 2021

The inaugural sold out conference showcased over 90 startup ventures—14 from our Penn State community—representing high growth and emerging markets including Advanced Manufacturing, IT, Energy, Biotechnology, Healthcare, B2B and B2C among others. The 2021 conference will be an even bigger draw.

In this speed-dating styled event investors meet with well-screened, capital-seeking entrepreneurs in life sciences, agriculture, energy, advanced materials, education and more.


The brightest and bravest Venture Connection companies pitch to our lion’s den of investors to convince the pride their company is worthy of investment.


Hear pitches from the best of Penn State’s innovators. Professional investors will judge and award cash prizes for the top presentations.



Discovered promising capital-seeking venture

80 Startups

Met one-on-one with VCs ready to invest

600 Attendees

Enjoyed stimulating keynotes, panel discussions and community