Start Up With Us
Providing crucial programs and generous support for Penn State innovators, affiliated startups, and small businesses—and sharing their inspiring stories.
Economic Development Across the Commonwealth
Developing and stewarding the university’s economic development programs, resources, and events, including Happy Valley LaunchBox and 20 additional innovation hubs in campus communities across Pennsylvania.
Penn State’s Startup Pipeline
Assisting faculty innovators in Penn State’s startup pipeline with commercialization strategy and execution, including startup training, access to funding, and management matchmaking. Also providing prospective industry and investment partners opportunities for engagement.
Innovation Ecosystem Development & Storytelling
Facilitating the Invent Penn State initiative and entrepreneurship and innovation storytelling.
Penn State student and faculty innovations have the potential to make a tremendous impact on society. Help us support the best and brightest changemakers and technologies at Penn State.
Sep 9, 2021 Inaugural blueStart Festival hosted by Innoblue set for Oct. 4-10
Aug 30, 2021 Virtual Idea TestLab, FastTrack Accelerator now accepting applications
Aug 27, 2021 Winning startup works to increase speed to market for some pharmaceuticals
March 22-26, 2021 - Penn State Startup Week powered by PNC Penn State Startup Week powered by PNC brings together the best and brightest Penn State student and alumni entrepreneurs and innovators for a week long entrepreneurship immersion and celebration.
April 15 & 16, 2021 - Invent Penn State Venture & IP Conference The Invent Penn State Venture & IP Conference is one of the largest tech startup conferences in the Mid-Atlantic - drawing over 800 attendees including 70+ start-up ventures and 40+ investment firms from across the country. The 2021 conference will be virtual so you can attend from anywhere in the world!