This page lists the resources available on the Farrell Center website

Farrell Center Resources

Propel Business New Venture & Innovation Program 
The Propel Business Program is a curated and moderated portfolio of services and resources offered through the Smeal College of Business that includes a finance clinic (including financial modeling and venture funding), digital library, faculty assistance, consulting services, and legal assistance support.  

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 Capital 
This $5 million Smeal College of Business MBA student-run venture fund 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 each year. We are currently accepting applications for entrepreneurship teaching faculty (including part-time instructors) and anyone enrolled in the CIENT major or ENTI minor.

For student or faculty applications, please email the Penn State Chapter of Sigma Nu Tau

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 

Affiliated Resources 

Happy Valley LaunchBox - connecting local entrepreneurs to the support, resources, and facilities they need to de-risk and accelerate their ventures. It's good for them, and it's good for our economy.

Lion LaunchPad Microgrant Program - offered to entrepreneurial student teams to help them get up and running with initial expenses.

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

Penn State Law Entrepreneur Assistance Clinic - This clinic provides free representation for entrepreneurs, startups, and nonprofit organizations in a setting similar to a small law firm. 

Penn State Startup Week - yearly University-wide event that brings some of the leading minds in entrepreneurship and innovation to Penn State campus and across the Commonwealth (Spring)

Invent Penn State - Commonwealth-wide initiative to spur economic development, job creation and student career success. 

Penn State Small Business Development Center - SBDC offers free one-on-one business consulting to students, faculty, staff, and community. 

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

Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) Penn State - Engages the entrepreneurial spirit in the State College area.