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Lehigh Valley LaunchBox

Invent Penn State makes Lehigh Valley a hub for innovation as it spurs business startups and economic development. Lehigh Valley LaunchBox is a signature program powered by the Invent Penn State initiative, created in collaboration with community and University entrepreneurship supporters.

Lehigh Valley LaunchBox is a robust business accelerator for early stage entrepreneurs. It propels business concepts into startup companies and advances them to win their first customers or early investors.

All Lehigh Valley community members and Penn State faculty, staff, and students who have a scalable business idea are welcome to apply for affiliation with the Lehigh Valley LaunchBox.

Invent Penn State

Invent Penn State aims to make the Lehigh Valley a hub for innovation and spur business startups and economic development across the Commonwealth through partnerships with its campus communities. The initiative is applying resources strategically to fill gaps in entrepreneurial ecosystem that otherwise hinder success, including student curriculum and degrees, professional training and mentorship inside and outside the university and appropriate facilities and funding for various business startup stages—from ideation to proof of concept to profitability.

LaunchBox is a signature program under the Invent Penn State initiative and was created in collaboration with numerous community and university entrepreneurship organizations and resources. For more information about Invent Penn State, please visit

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