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Our programs are open to everyone (community members, Penn State students, faculty, and staff).


Summer Founders Program

Penn State’s Summer Founders Program gives Penn State teams $10,000 each for their startup, non-profit, or social good venture. The 13-week program is designed to provide 1-on-1 mentoring to help you build and grow your venture.

Participants in the program:

  • Meet weekly with industry experts and successful entrepreneurs at weekly group dinners
  • Have dedicated desk space in our of our team rooms
  • Have 24×7 access to our facilities for 1 year
  • Have access to our extensive advisor network
  • Have access to up to $3000 in funding for customer discovery (for qualified teams)
This program is best suited for startup teams who have validated their idea and made some progress on defining a solution.


Applications close February 15th at midnight


  • Team kickoff dinner: March 19th
  • Weekly Wednesday dinners: May 15th – July 31st
  • Startup Showcase: Aug 7th

Co-working open to everyone. M - F, 8:30 - 4:30.