HAPPY VALLEY STARTUPS
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Get the resources, support, and space you need to de-risk your businesses and accelerate your entry to market.

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APPLY for Summer Accelerator

Application are open to anyone. Community and Penn State entrepreneurs welcome. Deadline: April 17th at midnight.

Startups in the program get:
  • 10-week jump start program
  • 1 year, 24×7 access to LaunchBox
  • 1-on-1 coaching
  • Access to our mentor network

No-cost services available to all. Our services and programs are available at no cost to local entrepreneurs, Penn State students, faculty, and staff.

10-week Accelerator

Our Accelerator helps startups accelerate their business and advance to the point where they win their first customer or are ready to seek their first investment.

We take no equity and charge no rent.

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Expert Network

Our extensive network of advisors provides guidance on strategy and next steps.

From customer discovery, to rapid prototyping, to usability and user experience, our goal is to help startups to more quickly overcome the challenges that they face.

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Coworking Space

Our no-cost, flexible coworking space is open to the public Mon – Fri from 8:30 – 4:30.

Find a quiet place to work, network with others, or schedule a conference room for a private

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Special Events

We host speakers and build the occasional race track for Maker Days. Check out the latest news and events to see what’s going on in the Happy Valley entrepreneurial community.

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Startups Graduated

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13

New Jobs Created

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90+

Interns Placed

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50+

Events Hosted

Events

Spring Speaker Series

February 22, 2017

Learn from experts (and eat some lunch). Our Spring Speaker Series features experts and experienced entrepreneurs who share tips, tools, and actionable advice to help you engage customers, add value, and ...

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Blog

Baby

Your baby is ugly

February 22, 2017

What was that? It’s often hard for entrepreneurs to hear that their solution is flawed or missing the mark. But the 1st iteration of any solution rarely survives entry to market ...

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Spotlight

Governor Wolf visits the LaunchBox

February 13, 2017

We were please to host Governor Wolf and President Barron at the LaunchBox to discuss entrepreneurship and job creation in the Commonwealth. Governor Wolf acknowledged the Invent Penn State Initiative and ...

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JOIN our expert team of advisors.

If you’re interested in giving back by sharing your industry expertise and/or real-world business experiences, we’d love to hear from you.

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HELP support our teams.

Sponsor an event, provide access to technology, or work with us to build programs that educate startups on best practices.

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APPLY to the Summer Accelerator.