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Venture & IP Conference

April 28 & 29, 2022

The Penn Stater Hotel & Conference Center

Moving Innovative Ideas to Market

The Invent Penn State Venture & IP Conference will return on April 28 & 29, 2022.

The Invent Penn State Venture & IP Conference is one of the largest tech startup conferences in the Mid-Atlantic – bringing in 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 2022 conference is expected to be an even bigger draw than past years. We cannot wait to introduce you to these remarkable trailblazers and to celebrate the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship that is embraced at Penn State.

Thank you to our Early 2022 Sponsors!

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Interested in Sponsoring for 2022?

Click here to view sponsorship prospectus OR contact Micah Whitfield at micah@pennstatevip.com or 412.228.3298.

The 2021 Invent Penn State Conference once again provided a great platform to meet interested parties, update our knowledge, and practice our craft. I look forward to participating again in 2022.
- David Radin of Confirmed LLC.

Venture Connection is the event at the center of the Penn State Venture & IP Conference. This event features investors hosting virtual breakout rooms to meet with entrepreneurs that have been matched with them based on capital needs, industry and other key criteria. Sessions are broken into segments giving each investor the chance to meet with up to a dozen 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.

Invent Penn State has become an essential “must see” event for investors that introduces promising start-ups and promotes conversations about topics that impact the start-up ecosystem.
- Don Morrison of BlueTree Allied Angels

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

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

The courageous innovators featured in this tournament 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.

It’s always so impressive how the entire Penn State Community – and the best and brightest in Pennsylvania and Northeast and Midwest – come together to learn from each other and seek to expand opportunities. Invent Penn State and the Venture and IP Conference is the ‘go to’ event and truly does showcase the ingenious power of partnership.
Brian Slawin of Ben Franklin Technology Partners

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