REV-UP Center for Entrepreneurship

REV-UP Center for Entrepreneurship

REV-UP: Where innovation and entrepreneurship intersect

In May 2016, Penn State Great Valley received a $50,000 seed grant to expand entrepreneurial endeavors through the Invent Penn State initiative. The grant established the REV-UP Center for Entrepreneurship, a program operating in partnership with the Chester County Economic Development Council aimed to engage and encourage Penn State students, faculty, and community members to generate innovative, commercially-viable solutions to address existing and emerging business and social needs, and to support their entrepreneurial efforts as they serve the Philadelphia region. 

REV-UP Center for Entrepreneurship will provide the following services:

  • Guidance on technical, financial, business, legal, and market needs
  • Access to prototyping and fabrication facilities
  • Topical workshops by subject matter experts (e.g., design thinking, business plans)
  • New Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Warren V. Musser Fellowship in Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Funded internship with a start-up company
  • Lion Cage competition to fund start-ups
  • Guided research and development support
  • Engagement with local business community
  • Entrepreneur-in-Residence program

For more information, please contact Doug Schumer, Faculty Director,