Want to build a business, but don’t know where to

From co-working to legal advice to accelerator programs, we’re here to help.

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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

Next program, Fall 2019. Applications open in September.

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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 for qualified teams

Next program, Fall 2019. Applications open in October.

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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.

We’re full for this summer. Will be looking for great teams early next year.

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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


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

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Spring Speaker Series: Straight from the CEO

February 6, 2019

Get the real scoop from those who’ve “been there, done that”? Our Spring Speaker Series kicks off February 13th and features CEOs who have founded their own businesses. Get actionable advice ...



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 ...



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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