Advancing Entrepreneurship in Mercer and Lawrence Counties

VenturePointe

A startup incubator contributing to local economic development by providing guidance, mentorship and support to Penn State Shenango students and recent alumni interested in beginning a new entrepreneurial venture. Also offering a pathway for students from high school to college through collaboration with the eAcademy at LindenPointe.

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Services

  • Microgrant Program
  • Event Space
  • Maker Space
  • Business/Consultation Services
  • Coworking
  • Boot Camp/Accelerator
  • Competitions
  • University Classrooms
  • Student Entrepreneurship Club
  • Mentorship Program
  • Community Education Program/Workshops
  • Legal and Intellectual Property Advice
  • Resource Navigator

Partners & Collaborators

  • ARC (Appalachian Regional Commission)
  • Ben Franklin Technology Partners
  • Blue Tree Allied Angels
  • Daffin’s Candies
  • Department of Community and Economic Development
  • Ekker, Kuster, McCall & Epstein
  • eMarketing Learning Center
  • First National Bank
  • Innovation Collaborative
  • Gannon University Small Business Development Center
  • Gilbert’s Risk Solutions
  • Joy Cone Company
  • Mercer County State Bank
  • Meszaros Family Charitable Foundation
  • Penn Northwest Development Corporation
  • Shenango Valley Chamber of Commerce
  • The City of Hermitage
  • The Forbes Funds
  • The Northwest Commission
  • Winner International


County
Mercer
City
Sharon
Campus Community
Penn State Shenango