This page lists the resources available on the Farrell Center website


CIENT Experienceship Program 
The CIENT Experienceship Program places a select number of undergraduate students at various startup, small businesses and organizations in Pennsylvania. Rather than being paid for the internship through the company, students receive a scholarship through the Smeal College of Business. 

Garber Center for Venture Captial 
$5 million Smeal College of Business MBA student-run venture fund that makes private equity investments in early-stage technology-based companies.

Sigma Nu Tau Penn State Chapter  
Penn State became an inaugural member of the Sigma Nu Tau Entrepreneurship Honor Society in 2019, and we plan to significantly grow our presence this year. We are currently accepting applications for entrepreneurship teaching faculty (including part-time instructors) and anyone enrolled in the CIENT major or ENTI minor.

Faculty Membership Application | Student Membership Application 

Benefits include: 

  • Lifetime membership and recognition
  • Congratulatory letter
  • Membership certificate
  • Honor society lapel pin
  • 1-year subscription to Entrepreneur magazine 
  • Honor cord for graduation (sponsored by Farrell Center)
  • Induction ceremony 


GEW Year-round campus and community organizations are available to engage the entrepreneurial spirit in the State College area. 

Fund for Innovation - De-risking and accelerating commercialization of Penn State's emerging technologies. 

Lion Launchpad - Entrepreneurship living option offering mentoring, programs and community for incoming freshman.

Happy Valley LaunchBox - Signature program of Invent Penn State, a Commonwealth-wide initiative to spur economic development, job creation, and student career success. Great for early-stage start-ups. All programs and services are open to the public. 

Happy Valley VC - Penn State's student-run Venture Capital and Startup Hub