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Get $15,000 to work on your venture over the summer

January 26, 2021 by Lee Erickson

$15K grant, mentors, and free software.

If you have a startup that you’re ready to build or grow, check out the Summer Founders program.

Startups have access to:

  • Weekly virtual meetings and 1-on-1 coaching sessions
  • A network of 80+ advisors
  • Up to $4,500 in additional funding for customer discovery and market tests
  • Free server credits, SolidWorks, and a 1-year POWr subscription valued at over $8000

Applications open until Feb 14th.

Startups with at least 1 current Penn State founder are eligible to apply– that includes students who are graduating this May and students from World Campus.

You can use the grant to cover living expenses, or leverage it for your business expenses – that’s up to you. In return, you agree to work full time (40hr/wk) on your startup over the summer.

Read about some of our past Summer Founders:

  • Helping minority students find their voice: Vybrnt
  • Making augmented reality apps easier to create: Xora
  • Exposing young women to STEM: Girls Code the World
  • Monitoring blood count levels from home: Moichor (previously HemoGO)
  • Getting your hands on vintage Penn State clothing: Vintage Closet

Interesting in meeting with someone about your idea? We'd love to hear what you're working on.