Innovation center

Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship @ PennWest California

The Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship @ PennWest California is your one-stop shop for all your business needs. The center provides education, consulting and training services to PennWest California students, faculty and staff, as well as community members and small-business owners, to promote economic development in the Mon Valley region.

Student working on computer in innovation center.

Prepare for the Business Plan Competition

Win $10K for your start-up! Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education holds an annual business plan competition for students at State System universities, with a top prize of $10,000.

The Innovation Center conducts workshops to prepare PennWest California undergraduate and graduate students to enter and compete in the annual event. PennWest California students utilize the D2L learning management system, among other tools, to learn more about the competition and how to develop an effective business plan.

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Earn a Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Get your small business off to the right start with an undergraduate certificate program in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. In PennWest California's 100% online program you will learn to:

  • Formulate a business idea.
  • Create a business plan.
  • Manage a fast-growing small business.

Earn the 100% online Innovation and Entrepreneurship certificate to supplement your PennWest California bachelor's degree, or as a stand-alone credential to enhance your knowledge and strengthen your resume.

Contact the Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship

Dr. Mark Lennon, director

Office: Old Main Hall, Room 301
Phone: 724-938-4371