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Explore entrepreneurial academic programs at Penn State

Gain the knowledge you need to succeed as an entrepreneur in any field.

Penn State students are eager to turn their ideas into viable businesses, to reimagine existing organizations, to become their own bosses, to effect change in the marketplace and in the world. Penn State offers a wealth of opportunities for students to gain the foundation they need to realize their potential as entrepreneurs and innovators.


ENTI Minor

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Minor (ENTI)

Discover the minor with a major impact.

The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Minor (ENTI) equips students with the skills, knowledge, and entrepreneurially mindset needed to launch their own business ventures or become change-makers within existing organizations. Students can choose from one of ten concentration areas that best fits their interests and goals, with options spanning the arts, sciences, technology, hospitality industry, and more.

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Lion LaunchPad Microgrant Program

We can help your entrepreneurial student team get up and running with initial expenses.

So you have an idea that you and your team of Penn State University Park students think you can turn into a business but need a few dollars to get started? The Lion LaunchPad could help you blast off!

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Other Resources

Other Entrepreneurial Resources

Find clubs or find business startup resources.

Penn State has a large entrepreneurship ecosystem to support your curricular and co-curricular goals, as well as help you to grow your business ideas.

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Top-Ranked Programs

Penn State is currently ranked as the No. 21 school for undergraduate entrepreneurship studies in the United States, and No. 5 among schools in the Northeast, by The Princeton Review. In 2021, Penn State was ranked No. 36 on the national list.

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The Princeton Review Top 50