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Venture & IP Conference

April 15 & 16, 2021

The Penn Stater Hotel & Conference Center

Moving Innovative Ideas to Market

The Invent Penn State Venture & IP Conference will return on
April 15 & 16, 2021.

The Invent Penn State Venture & IP Conference is one of the largest tech startup conferences in the Mid-Atlantic - drawing over 800 attendees including 70+ start-up ventures and 40+ investment firms from across the country. The conference highlights innovations from high growth and emerging markets including IT, Energy, Advanced Manufacturing, Biotechnology, Healthcare, B2B and B2C, among others. The 2021 conference is expected to be an even bigger draw then past years. We can’t wait to introduce you to these remarkable trailblazers and to celebrate the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship that is embraced at Penn State.

Venture Connection is the event at the center of the Penn State Venture & IP Conference. This features investors who host tables to meet with groups of entrepreneurs that have been matched with them based on capital needs, industry and other key criteria. Sessions are broken into 20-minute segments giving each investor the chance to meet with up to 36 capital-seeking, well-screened entrepreneurs.

Entrepreneurs do not need to be Penn State affiliated but must apply to participate in Venture Connection. These applications are then reviewed by our Selection Committee to ensure that Venture Connection will be a quality showcase of promising technology ventures.

Entrepreneurs will be given time to give an elevator pitch to the investors. Investors will then share more about what they look for in prospects and discuss their respective funds and investment strategies. If there is a connection, private one-on-one meetings can be scheduled.

Penn State's Tech Tournament is a showcase of disruptive technologies and early stage companies born of Penn State's robust and diverse research enterprise.

The path to brilliant ideas must travel from discovery to commercialization is often circuitous, with many challenges along the way.

The innovators featured in this tournament courageous will have begun their journey toward commercialization with a passion for moving their ideas into the marketplace to solve real world problems.

Join us, at the Tech Tournament, where you will find opportunities for leadership, commercialization partnership and support that will help these innovators along their path.

Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors

Interested in Sponsoring for 2021?

Contact Kelly Szejko at kelly@pennstatevip.com or 814-753-4235

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