Penn State Startup Week powered by PNC is an annual event that runs through volunteerism and collaboration among Penn State students, faculty, administrators, staff, and alumni across academic colleges, campuses, and administrative units. The undertaking requires administrative support. Sponsorship funds are used to cover the cost of running the event, which may include expenses such as food, venue and equipment rental, signs and materials, prizes, transportation, and more.
Penn State Startup Week is one of the most effective ways to connect with students at University Park and across the Commonwealth and promote your brand.
Startup Week is an event that changes students' lives, a once in a lifetime opportunity for them to leave the classroom, step outside of their comfort zones, and take the risk of failing to improve the world. Your contribution makes this possible.
At Startup Week, you have the chance to introduce your products to the next generation of innovators. We offer a variety of opportunities to get your name in front of participants, ranging from sponsored keynotes, meals, and swag to hosting one of our events.
For an entire week, hundreds of Penn State’s most innovative change makers will gather to pitch creative solutions to challenging problems. You’ll have the chance to help them advance their ideas or assess if they may be a fit for your organization in the future.
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