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For Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners
Located at the Utility Works MakerSpace, we are the hub connecting Southeastern PA entrepreneurs to the support, resources, and facilities they need to build a sustainable and scalable business with a viable plan for growth. By centralizing our no-cost services, we help entrepreneurs avoid the common mistakes startups often face and enable them to focus their time on growing their business.
We offer:
  • Idea TestLab Program
  • 1-on-1 Coaching & Mentoring
  • Design Thinking Workshops
  • Legal and Intellectual Property Services

For Makers, Creators, and Hobbyists

Classes and workshops will be offered for hobbyists, creators, and makers of all ages. STEAM experiences will be available for the K-12 population.

 

MakerSpace

Through our partnership with the Utility Works MakerSpace, we can help you get access to the equipment you need to build your future. Discover, explore and build with:

  • 3D printers
  • Laser cutters
  • Sewing machines
  • And so much more!

Coworking Offices

Meet new people working on ideas and businesses, host team meetings, or take your business to the next level using on-site Utility Works entrepreneur offices and studios.

  • Private suites and studio space
  • Conference rooms
  • 24/7 building access

Sound Lab: Coming Soon

Beginning in late 2022, Utility Works Makerspace will offer the ability to record your podcasts and more in a modern and comfortable recording space, where you get professional equipment and sound quality. Be on the look out for classes and expert advice sessions coming soon.

No-cost Legal Advice

The Penn State Law Intellectual Property Clinic provides entrepreneurs in Pennsylvania free assistance to determine if they have intellectual property and how to protect it.

No-cost Intellectual Property Advice

Provides entrepreneurs free assistance to determine if they have intellectual property and how to protect it.

Stay up-to-date with what’s happening in our entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystem.

72+
small businesses served
$160k
external funding received
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local community partners
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STEAM-based youth programs

Tools for Entrepreneurs, Innovators, and Industry

Our Navigators are built with you in mind. See what Penn State has to offer.

Resource Navigator

The Resource Navigator showcases entrepreneurship and innovation resources in Penn State University communities across Pennsylvania.

IP Navigator

The Intellectual Property Navigator is a showcase of Penn State University’s intellectual property available for licensing.

Startup Navigator

The Startup Navigator is a showcase of startups with Penn State DNA.