21 PA Innovation Hubs

Innovation Hubs Across the Commonwealth

The Invent Penn State seed grant program provides campuses with $50,000 grants to launch or enhance innovation hubs. The impact of these grants is far reaching, with 21 Commonwealth communities receiving Penn State-affiliated spaced and programs—free to the community—that will drive innovation and economic growth.

Abington LaunchBox Penn State Abington

As a unique partnership based on a collaboration among the arts, technology, and business, the goal of the Abington Launchbox is to foster up to 25 new ventures per year, both for-profit and non-profit, in the “Creative economy” and beyond. We will facilitate our goal by sponsoring an Entrepreneur-in-Residence as well as two Artists-in-Residence

Contact: ntb102@psu.edu

Altoona LaunchBox Penn State Altoona

Assisting in the transformation of innovative ideas into sustainable businesses for community members, students, and faculty.

Contact: djb36@psu.edu

Beaver Valley LaunchBox Penn State Beaver

Harnessing higher education resources to fuel creative endeavors in and around Beaver County, from after-school arts programs to student entrepreneurship to small-business development.

Contact: jsc310@psu.edu

Brandywine Boost Penn State Brandywine

Providing small business owners and early-stage startups training and support to bolster their operational success.

Contact: wjt10@psu.edu

Business Center of Excellence Penn State Fayette

A premier startup business facility providing entrepreneurial resources and activities—flexible lab, light manufacturing, event and co-working space, pitch competitions, micro grants and 3D printing for product prototyping.

Contact: wcp13@psu.edu

Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Penn State Harrisburg

Our goal is to develop a lasting ecosystem of economic vitality built around an environment of innovation and support.

Contact: yih101@psu.edu

Community Innovation Partnership Penn State Greater Allegheny

Encouraging industry expansion and new investment, while providing an incubator for emerging businesses, training for the local workforce and outreach to the community.

Contact: jxe117@psu.edu

Corner LaunchBox Penn State New Kensington

A unique model melding entrepreneurship, incubation, coworking space and community-driven economic development to revitalize the city of New Kensington.

Contact: crc26@psu.edu

DuBois LaunchBox and Innovation Collaborative Penn State Dubois

Supporting manufacturing competitiveness and workforce needs, growing and attracting talented innovators and entrepreneurs, and creating the new high-knowledge, high-technology businesses for the region.

Contact: msm355@psu.edu

Graham Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership Penn State York

A startup accelerator program, co-working space and design thinking workshops nested in Working Class, a maker space with a suite of metal, wood, and glass fabrication equipment, tools and resources to help Penn State York faculty and students, as well as community makers and entrepreneurs accelerate their ideas.

Contact: bhd5@psu.edu

Happy Valley LaunchBox powered by PNC Bank Penn State University Park

A no-cost business accelerator program with business, legal and intellectual property advice and co-working space for entrepreneurial teams with a scalable business concept. Happy Valley LaunchBox has supported 100s of entrepreneurs, graduated 31 startups and hosted more than 100 events.

Contact: Launchbox@psu.edu

Hazleton LaunchBox Penn State Hazleton

Our goal is to provide entrepreneurs and innovators coworking space, accelerator programs, mentorship and business startup support.

Contact: gml13@psu.edu

Innovation Commons Penn State Erie Behrend

Utilizing student skills, faculty expertise, and open collaboration to circumvent barriers to entrepreneurship, invention, product design, prototyping, and business development.

Contact: jakemarsh@psu.edu

Langan LaunchBox Penn State Berks

Enhancing community and industry relationships by utilizing entrepreneurship to accelerate business development in medical and health sectors while providing resources to encourage entrepreneurship among our students and across diverse minority populations in our region.

Contact: lrw6@psu.edu

Lehigh Valley LaunchBox Penn State Lehigh Valley

A small-business accelerator program propelling concepts into reality and advancing startups to win their first customers or early investors. We award microgrants to early-stage entrepreneurs, sponsor a speaker series dedicated to female entrepreneurs and encourage young entrepreneurs with a two-week summer camp challenge.

Contact: vlp19@psu.edu

LionLaunch Penn State Schuylkill

Providing support and seed funding to encourage local entrepreneurs to develop new businesses or products.

Contact: sca31@psu.edu

Mont Alto LaunchBox Penn State Mont Alto

Our goal is to provide entrepreneurs and innovators coworking space, accelerator programs, mentorship and business startup support.

Contact: fka3@psu.edu

Pre-incubator-in South Scranton Penn State Worthington-Scranton

Providing educational and technical support for aspiring entrepreneurs and facilitating networking opportunities for faculty, professionals and students who are passionate about building a vibrant community in downtown Scranton and the surrounding area.

Contact: jcd15@psu.edu

REV-UP Center for Entrepreneurship Penn State Great Valley

Engaging and encouraging Penn State students, faculty, and community members to generate innovative, commercially-viable solutions to address existing and emerging business and social needs, and supporting entrepreneurial efforts that serve the Philadelphia region.

Contact: ctm16@psu.edu

Think Center and WIlkes Barre Connect Penn State Wilkes-Barre

A 6,000 square foot co-working space, theater and media hall with “Connect” programs where students and entrepreneurs can meet, work, learn, train, develop and pitch their business ideas.

Contact: rco3@psu.edu

VenturePointe Penn State Shenango

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.

Contact: egi100@psu.edu

FREE services available through all innovation hubs

Legal & Patent Advice Entity formation, equity agreements, IP assessment

• Business Advice Accounting, marketing, regulatory requirements

• Accelerator Programs De-risk your startup

• Co-working Space Free hot desk space & wi-fi