How does the application process work?


Interested startups apply.

Applications for our Fall Accelerator program will open August 21st.



Selection Committee reviews applications.

Our Selection Committee, comprised of local entrepreneurs, Invent Penn State staff, entrepreneurship faculty, local investors, and a recent LaunchBox graduate, reviews applications and makes recommendations on teams that would benefit most from the program.


Selected teams invited to in-person interviews.

We invite 10 – 12 startups to an in-person interview at the LaunchBox facility.


Invitations extended to final teams.

We extend invitations to 5 – 7 startups to participate in the Accelerator. Collectively we find a convenient time for weekly group and 1-on-1 meetings.

Questions about the program?

Please review our Accelerator page for additional information or contact us at