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Invent Penn State is a Commonwealth-wide initiative to spur economic development, job creation and student career success. Invent Penn State blends entrepreneurship-focused academic programs, business startup training and incubation, funding for commercialization, and university / community / industry collaborations to facilitate the challenging process of turning research discoveries into valuable products and services that can benefit Pennsylvanians and humankind.

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“Penn State took a shot on me” Venture & IP Conference spotlights success stories and disruptive tech

By Cara Aungst Venture & IP Conference moderator Ryan Newman (right) talks with Penn State alumni Ash Ashutosh, Global Director of Solution Sales at Google (left) and Mo Bhende, CEO and cofounder of karat (center, via Zoom), during the Penn State Unicorn Panel on Friday. PHOTO: Invent Penn State / Rick Brandt On April 28-29, the 2022 Venture & […]

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Startup Week’s pitch competition showcases Penn State solution to pain points

Table Rock Markets won first place in the competition. Photo: Rick Brandt. In a recent interview with HappyValleyIndustry, Tuft & Needle founder (and Penn State alumnus) JT Marino said that when searching for an idea for a startup, start with what has been a pain in your own life. “You are your first customer. If […]

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Penn State Entrepreneurialism By the Numbers

Penn State started out as a land-grant school to provide an ag education to children of farmers and working families all over Pennsylvania. It’s never lost sight of entrepreneurial-minded Pennsylvanians, people who put their own sweat equity into building businesses from the ground up. Over the last decade, that focus on entrepreneurialism has deepened as […]

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Penn State Professor James Adair’s True Calling

HappyValley Industry recently sat down with James Adair, professor of materials science and engineering, biomedical engineering and pharmacology. Named Invent Penn State’s “Inventor of the Year” in 2018, Adair is part of a team working on an innovative cancer treatment that could be a real game-changer.  Adair, who grew up in Jupiter, Florida, during the […]

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Penn State Moves into Top 25 for Entrepreneurship Studies

In just a year, Penn State has moved up 15 spots to 21 in the Princeton Review and Entrepreneurship magazine’s 2022 top schools for undergraduate entrepreneurship studies. Penn State’s growing entrepreneurship ecosystem includes areas of focus inside and outside the classroom. In addition to the Corporate Innovation & Entrepreneurship major through Smeal College of Business, […]

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Here’s How Penn State Helps Get Businesses Launched

In the years since it began as a land-grant institution aimed at providing an agricultural education, Penn State has been inspiring entrepreneurs, innovators and small-business owners, helping them move their ideas from research to the marketplace. It’s a mix of infrastructure, expertise and research … with a big helping of Penn State grit and innovation […]

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