May 29, 2020
UPDATE.

In light of the evolving coronavirus situation, our facility will be closed through June 30th in line with Penn State guidelines.

We are still “open” (at least virtually) so are available to talk with you about your ideas and startups.

 

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Idea TestLab_Icon Have an idea?

Figure out if you can turn it into a viable business.

Get help better defining the problem you’re trying to solve, who has it, and what value you can provide to them. Our virtual Idea TestLab program includes:

  • 4, 2-hour online group sessions
  • access to up to $3000 for qualified teams
  • access to 1-on-1 mentoring

Applications are closed until August.

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FastTrack Accelerator_Icon Ready to build?

Figure out what your customer really wants.

If you’ve identified people (other than friends), who want what you’re offering, it’s time to build a solution they can’t resist. Our FastTrack Accelerator program includes:

  • 15 weekly 2-hr bootcamp sessions
  • coaching through key startup milestones
  • up to $3000 in funding for qualified teams
  • access to server credits, free digital tools, and SolidWorks
  • weekly 1-on-1 mentoring
  • access to our network of 80+ advisors
  • 24×7 access to LaunchBox for 1 year

Applications open late summer.

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SummerFounders2020 Need money to grow?

Get $15K from Invent Penn State to work on your startup this summer.

Student founders work full time on their startup, social good, or non-profit over the summer here in State College.  The Summer Founders program includes:

  • weekly dinners with experts and experienced entrepreneurs
  • advisory board and 1-on-1 coaching
  • up to $3000 grant for customer discovery
  • access to server credits, 1-year POWr subscription, and SolidWorks
  • 24×7 access to LaunchBox for 1 year

Applications open spring 2021.

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We're going virtual.

In an effort to continue to work with startups in our region, we’re moving meetings online. If you have an idea that you’re thinking about turning into a business, or a business that you’re looking to grow, we’d love to hear about it.

Online Accelerators

Have an idea for a new business? Check out our 4-week virtual Idea TestLab program.

We take no equity and charge no rent.

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Advice Still Available

You can still tap into our network of advisors.

Get expert legal, intellectual property, and business advice at our no cost clinics. Make an appointment and we’ll work with you virtually.

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Coworking Temporarily Unavailable

Unfortunately, our no-cost, co-working space is temporarily closed.

We miss the energy that our co-workers bring to the space and are looking forward to having them back soon.

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Virtual Speaker Series

Listen in on our TOP 5 IN TWENTY-FIVE series to hear experts provide their top 5 recommendations for pivoting your business during this time – all in 25 minutes.

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Startups Graduated

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New Jobs Created

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May is for pivots (and actionable advice).

May 1, 2020

Get recommendations from experts in 25 minutes. No doubt if you’re a business owner, you’re having to figure out how to re-think your business. Whether it’s how best to adapt the ...

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Blog

Legal Clinic expands scope in response to pandemic

May 1, 2020

Help with managing liabilities. The Entrepreneurship Assistance Clinic (EAC) serves startups and early-stage businesses that cannot afford traditional legal representation. In these difficult economic times, as many are facing severe business ...

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Spotlight

Test your idea at the virtual Idea TestLab

May 1, 2020

Adapting is key. While our world is in semi-isolation, business owners and entrepreneurs are still coming up with ideas for new businesses or ideas for adapting their current businesses. Same with ...

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Entrepreneur Assistance Law Clinic

The Entrepreneur Assistance Law Clinic provides no-cost advice on on legal matters including:

  • Business/entity formation
  • Founder agreements
  • Employee agreements and management
  • Investor term sheets

Get the latest info for entrepreneurs and their counsel on the “Inside Entrepreneurship Law” blog.

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Intellectual Property Law Clinic

Under the direction and guidance of the Clinic Director, the IP Clinic’s law students provide no-cost advice on various matters, including:

  • General intellectual property counseling
  • Performing patentability and trademark clearance searches
  • Drafting patent and trademark applications, and interacting with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
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Interesting in meeting with someone about your idea? We'd love to hear what you're working on.