You can support the Weiss Tech House in our mission to help students create, develop and commercialize innovative technologies through your generous donation of time, talent and money.


Industry experts can offer their expertise to our mentoring program or PennVention competition. For more information contact with “Volunteer” in the subject line.

Corporate Sponsorship:

We have several corporate sponsorship opportunities designed around signature events PennVention and Innovation Week. Please contact Anne Stamer at for more information. We will be happy to tailor a sponsorship package that fits your needs.


Individuals can make a secure online donation to the Weiss Tech House by clicking here. By donating $25 or more, you will help ensure that our programs continue to grow and thrive. Your investment will infuse future generations with an excitement for technological innovation and make a lasting impact both at Penn and beyond.

The students, faculty and Board of the Weiss Tech House wish to express our sincere gratitude to the following donors and sponsors.

PennVention 2008 Corporate Sponsors:


Bresslergroup is a full service product development firm with over 30 year of experience. We provide a range of services starting with user research and strategic product planning to inform the design and development process. Our senior design and engineering staff seamlessly transition concepts into production. The result is cost effective execution of differentiable product concepts. The consultancy serves consumer, medical, office and industrial goods manufacturers. Bresslergroup has won more than 80 major design awards as well as authored more than 100 patents.

Meltwater Group’s company culture is rooted in a deep respect for our people, having fun and setting the ambitious goal to always be #1. Founded in Norway in 2001, Meltwater Group provides software solutions to over 10,000 clients worldwide, from non-profit organizations to Fortune 500s. Meltwater has over 33 offices worldwide in Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa and the US. Meltwater’s vision is to enter high growth markets where innovative technologies challenge existing business models. Through Meltwater Foundation, not-for-profit projects and initiatives in line with the company culture will be supported.


Paramount is a product development consulting group that provides their clients with a development approach that focuses on meeting strategic business objectives. Whether they are trying to increase market share through product innovation, be the first to market or reduce product cost, we have the specialists to meet those needs. Our team of resident designers, engineers, prototyping experts, tool makers and manufacturing professionals, offer a unified product development process that creates end user value, insures qualified manufacturing solutions and expedites faster development cycles. SLS is a digitally driven 3D printing technology which sinters powered resins to create robust prototypes in nylon and glass filled nylon.

Lowenstein Sandler PC is a nationally recognized law firm with more than 250 attorneys providing a full range of legal services to clients ranging from small public and privately held companies to Fortune 500 corporations. The firm has received top honors for its Litigation, Corporate and Environmental Law practices by the Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Business Lawyers. With offices in New York and New Jersey, the firm provides a full range of legal services to business and industry.

Tierney Communications. Headquartered in Philadelphia, Tierney Communications is a full-service strategic communications agency. Tierney Communications’ two main divisions include Tierney Advertising and Tierney Public Relations. These two divisions are served by an in-house team offering direct response, interactive, public affairs, media and research. The agency, which also maintains an office in Harrisburg, PA, represents clients including Commerce Bancorp, Independence Blue Cross, McDonald’s, Sunoco, IBM, Lincoln Financial Group, PECO Energy, Verizon, the PA Department of Economic Development, and Bayer Environmental Science.

Cisco enables people to make powerful connections-whether in business, education, philanthropy, or creativity. Cisco hardware, software, and service offerings are used to create the Internet solutions that make networks possible-providing easy access to information anywhere, at any time. Cisco was founded in 1984 by a small group of computer scientists from Stanford University. Since the company’s inception, Cisco engineers have been leaders in the development of Internet Protocol (IP)-based networking technologies. Today, with more than 63,050 employees worldwide, this tradition of innovation continues with industry-leading products and solutions in the company’s core development areas of routing and switching.

Innovation Week 2006 Sponsors:
Shawn and Jody Marcell
Xootr LLC

Weiss Tech House Sponsors 2003-2006:
General Motors
DePuy, a Johnson & Johnson company.
Keystone Innovation Zone (KIZ)

Benefactor: George Weiss

Friends of the Weiss Tech House:
Dwaune Dupree
Rachel Flax
Shawn and Jody Marcell
Elizabeth Smith