News & Events

Get tips, join workshops, hear from successful business owners at GEW in Nov
Want to learn more about starting and running a business? Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) is a worldwide celebration of innovation and entrepreneurship. At Penn State, we have one of the largest celebrations provding tons of virtual presentations, workshops, and networking...
Workshop: Talking to customer to de-risk your business
Learn how to talk to customers to de-risk your idea or business. Customer discovery is a tool used in lean business planning to help businesses figure out the right products/services to offer. Ones that customers actually want, and will pay...
Our new building opens in October.
A six-story, state-of-the-art, multi-use home for innovation in downtown State College is scheduled to open Oct. 2021. Located on South Burrowes Street, this will be the new home for the Happy Valley LaunchBox. We’ll still be offering open, no-cost co-working...
Invent Penn State News
July 1 2022

Penn State Altoona offers Business Bootcamp 2022

The Business Bootcamp is open to entrepreneurs in all development stages and will provide resources and education to help turn ideas into successful businesses.
June 30 2022

Health tech startup founder, alum Swatee Surve speaks on Dare to Disrupt

In the eighth episode of Invent Penn State’s “Dare to Disrupt” podcast, host Ryan Newman interviews Litesprite founder Swatee Surve, who received her master of science in mechanical engineering degree in control systems and biomechanics from Penn State in 1998.  
June 29 2022

Startup Control LTD wins $10,000 in TechCelerator pitch event

Control LTD won the $10,000 first-place prize in the Ben Franklin Technology Partners TechCelerator @ State College virtual pitch event.
June 28 2022

Penn State Altoona LaunchBox to hold employee recruitment tools webinar

Join the Altoona LaunchBox supported by the Hite family for “Recruitment Tools – Where to Find Employees.” The workshop will take place from 12:05 to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 12, via Zoom.
June 17 2022

Brandywine appoints director of innovation and entrepreneurship

Roger Lee, an experienced business leader and higher education professional, has been named director of innovation and entrepreneurship at Penn State Brandywine, effective July 5. In that role, he will serve as a member of the senior leadership team, lead priority initiatives in the campus’ strategic plan and direct the Brandywine LaunchBox.
June 13 2022

Why state funding matters: Invent Penn State fueling innovation, business growth

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has proposed $2.35 million in new funding for Invent Penn State as part of the University's 2022-23 state appropriation. Watch as Sydney Gibbard, a Penn State biomedical engineering major from Yardley, Pennsylvania, explains how Invent Penn State has helped to grow her nonprofit, Girls Code the World.