The first step in taking your idea from concept to business is figuring out if you have identified a problem worth solving.
We’re hosting two 4-week virtual Idea TestLab sessions during summer 2021. The program helps you…
This program will be an all-virtual program and will require the following to participate:
Notebooks and copies of The Mom Test generously provided by
The Penn State Bookstore
Session 2 Teams will meet virtually from 6-8PM on the following dates:
Aug 24, 31
Sept 7, 14
Successful startups begin by spending time with potential customers to figure out exactly what the problem is and how much “pain” they are having.
As part of the Idea TestLab, you will:
It’s critical that you understand where other solutions fall short from the perspective of your target customers.
The Idea TestLab helps you:
“I’ve had the idea in my head for a few years now, but I needed that push and direction to turn that idea into something real.”
Our programs are free. We take zero equity in your business.
We’ll connect you to experts who can provide advice based on experience.
Sign up for weekly 1-on-1 mentoring sessions to get additional help building out your idea.
Individuals/teams who have successfully completed the Idea TestLab program will be fast-tracked into interviews for our Accelerator program.
Not a day goes by when Ben isn’t thinking about how to turn cool ideas into viable businesses. His first venture, started as an undergrad, was the Blue and White potato chip company, Tailgater Taters (which you can buy at the Creamery). His next startup venture was as COO of Phospholutions, an agricultural technology company focused on reducing phosphorus runoff. While there, he helped grow the team, support research trials, and sales across the East Coast. Ben is now bringing his passion for the early-stage startups here to the LaunchBox as the Idea Catalyst where he is building new programs to support blossoming entrepreneurs.