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Idea TestLab_Icon Have an idea?

Figure out if you can turn it into a viable business.

Our 4-week Idea TestLab helps you better define the problem you’re trying to solve, who has it, and what value you can provide to them.

  • 4, 2-hour sessions over 5 weeks
  • access to 1-on-1 mentoring
  • 24×7 access to LaunchBox for duration of program

Applications for our Spring program open January, 2019.

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FastTrack Accelerator_Icon Ready to build?

Figure out what your customer really wants.

If you’ve identified people (other than friends), who want what you’re offering, it’s time to build a solution they can’t resist.

  • 15 weekly 2-hr bootcamp sessions
  • weekly 1-on-1 mentoring
  • 24×7 access to LaunchBox for 1 year
  • up to $3000 in funding

Applications open until Oct 19th at midnight.

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Summer Founders_Icon Ready to grow?

Spend your summer working on your startup.

The Summer Founders program, in partnership with Happy Valley LaunchBox, gives Penn State teams $10,000 each to work on their startup, social good, or non-profit idea for the summer.  Program includes the mentorship and resources you’ll need to scale your new venture.

Applications open February, 2019.

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Avoid common mistakes.

Navigating the startup world can be difficult. Leverage our no-cost clinics to de-risk your business.

Get help with:
  • Getting started
  • Setting up a legal entity
  • Protecting intellectual property
  • Market research

Accelerators

Choose the program that is right for you. From testing an idea, to building a solution, to dedicating the summer to grow your venture.

We take no equity and charge no rent.

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Expert Advice

Tap into our extensive network of advisors.

Get expert legal, intellectual property, and business advice at our no cost clinics.

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Coworking

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

Find an inviting space to work, or schedule a conference room for a private meeting.

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Special Events

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Startups Graduated

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15

New Jobs Created

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120+

Interns Placed

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In Funding/Awards

Events

Fall Speaker Series: Follow your Passion

September 12, 2018

Get actionable advice on following your passion (and making something real). Our Fall Speaker Series kicks off September 26th. We’re featuring entrepreneurs who have followed their passion and created businesses they ...

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Blog

10 common startup mistakes: #8 what I think = the facts

July 2, 2018

The eighth installment of a 10 post series on common startup mistakes. Mistake 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. Assumptions can kill your startup. All entrepreneurs start with a bunch of ...

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Spotlight

Student founders receive $10K to work full time on their startups

June 5, 2018

Penn State Summer Founder Program in partnership with LaunchBox The Summer Founders program gives Penn State teams $10,000 each to work on their startup, social good, or non-profit idea for the ...

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