Important Notice: the University has canceled all events through April 3rd in response to the spread of Coronavirus. All featured in-person events and receptions for Startup Week have now been canceled. However, visit the schedule page in the coming weeks for a list of classroom speakers going virtual.

March 30 – April 3, 2020

March 30 – April 3, 2020

CELEBRATING ENTREPRENEURS AND INNOVATORS

Each spring, Penn State Startup Week brings together the best and brightest Penn State student and alumni entrepreneurs and innovators for a weeklong entrepreneurship immersion and celebration of the magic that happens when Penn State’s inspired doers put their great ideas into action. Enjoy keynote speakers and changemakers, entrepreneurial workshops, mini pitch competitions, access to entrepreneurship resources, networking – and an awards finale with President Eric Barron at Pegula Ice Arena.

Startup
Week
Highlights

PLENARY
PANELS

Students can attend panel discussions highlighting high-profile entrepreneurs and innovators.


STARTUP
MARKET

Students can discover the various campus, community, and student resources focused on entrepreneurship, and can connect with resource ambassadors to learn how they can get involved.


SMALL BUSINESS
& STARTUP FAIR

Students who are seeking opportunities within a small business or startup environment can attend this unique career fair. Open to all Penn State students of academic year or major, the fair will feature employers who are seeking candidates for full-time, internship, co-op, and research positions.


STUDENT
COMPETITIONS

Students can explore entrepreneurship and innovation in a variety of fields in a series of challenges and pitch competitions, including mini-challenges held during Startup Week.


SPEAKERS,
WORKSHOPS,
NETWORKING

Students can learn from presenters on how to navigate their entrepreneurial journey by participating in workshops with other students and networking with campus and industry thought leaders.


Schedule
overview

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