Advisors

Professional advice and clinics.

Our on-site professional clinics are designed to help you get your business off the ground and avoid common mistakes that many startups face. Consultations are free and clinics are open to the public.

Extensive network of advisors.

Our experienced and knowledgeable network of advisors consists of local business owners, Penn State faculty and researchers, and industry experts both inside and outside of Happy Valley.

“LaunchBox is my Swiss-Army knife when I have a problem. Whether I’m seeking business advice, legal help, a conference room or dependable Wi-Fi, LaunchBox is there for me. It’s an incredible resource to have as an entrepreneur and a valuable asset to the local community.”

Brad Groznik
PR Strategist, Groznik PR

On-site professional advice and clinics.

Advisors

Bob Beaury Interim Director, Penn State Univeristy Engineering Entrepreneurship Minor & Senior Partner, Xsalta Mental Health
Sven Bilen Professor of Electrical Engineering, Penn State
Rose Cameron Founder & Principal, R Cameron Consulting
Shawn Clark Clinical Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship & Director of Farrell Center for Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Penn State
James Delattre Assistant Vice President for Research & Director of Entrepreneurship & Commercialization, Penn State
Todd Erdley President & CEO, Videon Central
Linda Feltman Coordinator, Penn State Global Entrepreneurship Week and Student Entrepreneurship Business Consultant
Jeff Fortin Associate VP of Research, Penn State
Andy Gustafson Assistant Professor, Penn State
Tim Kerchinski Team Lead for Innovation, PennTAP
Liz Kisenwether Start-up mentor and STEM advocate
Frank Koe Associate Professor, School of Engineering, Penn State
Nena Koschny Invent Penn State, Asst Dir Marketing & Communications, Penn State
Peter Linder Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Penn State
Don McCandless Director of Business Development, Ben Franklin Transformation Business Services
John Meier Science Librarian, Penn State
David Norloff Senior Lecturer, Penn State
Herbert Reininger Creative Director, Penn State University, Outreach
Matt Rhodes Managing Partner, 1855 Capital
Jeff Rimland Instructor & Research Associate, Penn State
Jen Riden Small Business Consultant, Penn State
Dan Rowland Owner, Rowland Creative
Paul Sciabica Managing Director, 1855 Capital
Tom Sharbaugh Director, Entrepreneur Assistance Clinic, Penn State
Tim Simpson Paul Morrow Professor of Engineering Design and Manufacturing, Penn State
Meg Small Director of Social Innovation, Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center, Penn State University
Steve VerSteeg Partner, Patterson & Sheridan LLP
John Vidmar Retired Director, Ben Franklin Technology Partners
Tommy Wang CEO & Co-founder, Classroom Salon, Inc.
Rick Weyer Instructor in Entrepreneurship, Penn State
Peter Whalen Clinical Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship, Penn State
Scott Woods President, West Arete

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