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. 

Student Pitch Day

Our inaugural Student Pitch Day event, where graduate and undergraduate students presented their business ideas and competed for prizes.

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 New Ventures and Entrepreneurship
  • 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