The Corner and Penn State New Kensington are part of larger innovative eco-systems of resources for innovators, entrepreneurs and those just wanting to learn more! Partnerships and initiatives, ranging from our own University, opportunities in nearby Pittsburgh or throughout all of Pennsylvania, create the connections to help bring ideas into reality.
Invent Penn State - a Commonwealth-wide initiative to spur economic development, job creation and student career success. Resources available include resource, startup and intellectual property navigators, Venture & IP Conference information, events and information about innovation hubs, including The Corner.
Innovation Works - a Pittsburgh-based partner of The Corner and PA state-funded investor in promising technology-oriented startup companies with focus on finding commercialization activities and assisting with growth needs. The organization also provides programming, workshops and other events.
Penn State University Libraries' Digital Entrepreneurship Resources - offering freely available resources for company, market, industry and business planning research available to alumni and community entrepreneurs across the commonwealth.
Penn State University Libraries' Digital Entrepreneurship Toolkit - offering a digital toolkit offered by the Penn State University Libraries, highlighting resources for company, market, industry, and business planning research, available to current Penn State students, faculty, and staff entrepreneurs across the commonwealth.
Penn State Law Intellectual Property Clinic - Provides entrepreneurs free assistance through the Invent Penn State innovation hubs, including The Corner, to determine if they have intellectual property and how to protect it.
Small Business Development Center - No-cost, confidential consulting services and low-cost seminars for small businesses and those who are thinking of starting a business in Westmoreland County.
Idea Foundry - A Pittsburgh-based startup accelerator offering investment, consulting, tech transfer assistance, educational services and entrepreneurial training to drive new businesses and social good.
Pennsylvania Business One-Stop Shop - Whether you are thinking about starting your own business, expanding your existing company, or are considering a move to the Keystone State, this site will provide useful information to help you work smart and live happy in Pennsylvania.