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Entrepreneur Application

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This form is for capital-seeking entrepreneurs who are interested in participating in Venture Connection.

Venture Connection is the beating heart of the Invent Penn State Venture & IP Conference. Entrepreneurs selected for Venture Connection will be paired with investors based on capital needs, industry and other key criteria. Through Venture Connection, you will have the opportunity to meet potential investors from across the country and arrange meetings with those with whom you are strategically aligned.


There is no fee to apply for Venture Connection. However if you are selected to participate, the cost will be $99 per attendee. This pricing is per individual NOT per company.

Application Deadline

Applications will be processed on a rolling basis. The Venture Connection Committee will review applications on an ongoing basis. Therefore, once all Venture Connection slots have been filled, the application process will close. For definite consideration, we highly recommend you complete this application in a timely manner.

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Contact Information

CEO Information

Conference organizers will periodically reach out to applicants with questions or general information. If there is someone other than the CEO who should receive this information, please click the button below, to enter their information.

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Business Information


Your industry is one of the criteria we will use to pair you with potential investors during Venture Connection. Please make your industry selections carefully. If an industry is too broad click the next to the name for a more narrow industry list. Also do not feel the need to limit yourself to one industry, pick as many as you need to accurately describe your company.

  • Business Products and Services (B2B)
  • Consumer Products and Services (B2C)
  • Energy
  • Financial Services
  • Healthcare
  • Information Technology
  • Materials and Resources

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