A vibrant grassroots network of community-based innovation hubs
21 LaunchBoxes and Innovation Hubs embedded within Commonwealth campus communities across the state provide a wide array of no-cost resources needed by entrepreneurs and innovators. Of those, 16 locations are LaunchBoxes™ providing specialized programs to launch startup companies. If your local Hub doesn’t offer what you need, you can access the statewide network.
13,151 7,249 464 486 302.5 Faculty, staff and students engaged EntrepreneursAssisted Startup program graduates Internships Created JobsCreated
13,151 7,249 464 Faculty, staff and students engaged EntrepreneursAssisted Startup program graduates 486 302.5 Internships Created JobsCreated
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Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the LaunchBox and Innovation Hub Network has closed its in-person spaces; however, most programming has been shifted to an online format. Visit individual location websites for more information.
Network Services
Accelerator
Makerspace
Prototyping
Legal & IP Advice
Co-working
Speakers
Competitions
Advisors
Legal & IP Advice
Competitions
Advisors
Speakers
42
Internships Created
10
Jobs
4
Products Developed

Year open: 2016

Address: Rydal Exec. Plaza, 1095 Rydal Rd., Jenkintown, PA 19046

Contact: pah224@psu.edu

Hours of operation: Monday: 10am - 12pm Wednesday: 10am – 12 pm & 1pm – 4pm Thursday: 12 – 4pm

Campus Location: Penn State Abington

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Accelerator
Legal & IP Advice
Competitions
Prototyping
Advisors
Speakers
Co-working
24
Jobs
300
Entrepreneurs Assisted
5
Pitch Comps Hosted
$43,000
Pitch Comp Awards Total

Year open: 2016

Address: 1309 11th Avenue, Altoona, PA 16601

Phone: (814) 949-5500

Contact: djb36@psu.edu

Hours of operation: Monday-Friday: 8:30am – 4:30pm

Campus Location: Penn State Altoona

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Accelerator
Legal & IP Advice
Competitions
Advisors
Speakers
31
Internships Created
78
Community Events
3
Pitch Comps Hosted
$5,000
Pitch Comp Awards Total

Year open: 2018

Address: 100 University Drive, Monaca, PA 15061

Phone: (724) 773-3516

Contact: axk60@psu.edu

Hours of operation: By Appointment

Campus Location: Penn State Beaver

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Accelerator
Legal & IP Advice
Prototyping
Makerspace
Advisors
Speakers
Co-working
11
Jobs
29
Products Developed
55
Community Events

Year open: 2016

Address: 201 Washington Street, Suite 105, Reading, PA 19601

Phone: (610) 396-6400

Contact: els5014@psu.edu

Hours of operation: Monday/Tuesday: 3:00 – 7:00pm; Wednesday/Thursday: 10:00am – 2:00pm

Campus Location: Penn State Berks

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Accelerator
Legal & IP Advice
Prototyping
Advisors
Speakers
272
Students Engaged
9
Products Developed
7
Microgrants
$20,000
Microgrants Amounts

Year open: 2017

Address: 25 Yearsley Mill Rd, Media, PA 19063

Contact: mbw10@psu.edu

Campus Location: Penn State Brandywine

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Accelerator
Legal & IP Advice
Advisors
Speakers
Co-working
22
Internships Created
69
Jobs
237
Entrepreneurs Assisted

Year open: 2017

Address: 701 Fifth Avenue, New Kensington, PA 15068

Contact: rms6705@psu.edu

Hours of operation: Monday-Friday: 8:00am – 5:00pm

Campus Location: Penn State New Kensington

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Accelerator
Legal & IP Advice
Competitions
Prototyping
Makerspace
Advisors
Speakers
Co-working
7
Products Developed
22
Entrepreneurs Assisted
2
Pitch Comps Hosted
$11,100
Pitch Comp Awards Total

Year open: 2018

Address: 1040 Eberly Way, Lemont Furnace, PA 15401

Contact: rds913@psu.edu

Hours of operation: Monday-Friday: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Campus Location: Penn State Fayette

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Accelerator
Legal & IP Advice
Competitions
Prototyping
Makerspace
Advisors
Speakers
Co-working
226
Students Engaged
11
Products Developed
6
Pitch Comps Hosted
$13,500
Pitch Comp Awards Total

Year open: 2016

Address: 30 E Swedesford Rd, Malvern, PA 19355

Phone: (610) 648-3200

Contact: lad96@psu.edu

Campus Location: Penn State Great Valley

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Accelerator
Legal & IP Advice
Competitions
Speakers
Advisors
Co-working
185
Internships Created
39.5
Jobs
1,980
Entrepreneurs Assisted

Year open: 2016

Address: 224 S. Allen Street, State College, PA 16801

Phone: (814) 867-4542

Contact: Launchbox@psu.edu

Hours of operation: Monday-Friday: 8:30am – 4:30 pm

Campus Location: Penn State University Park

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Accelerator
Legal & IP Advice
Competitions
Advisors
Speakers
13
Jobs
808
Entrepreneurs Assisted
11
Pitch Comps Hosted
$24,300
Pitch Comp Awards Total

Year open: 2015

Address: 1010 North 7th Street, St 304, Harriburg PA 17102

Phone: (717) 948-4301

Contact: alh618@psu.edu

Hours of operation: Monday-Friday: 8:00am – 5:00 pm

Campus Location: Penn State Harrisburg

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Legal & IP Advice
Makerspace
Advisors
Speakers
272
Students Engaged
24
Internships Created
48
Community Events

Year open: 2019

Address: 13-15 W Broad Street, Hazleton, PA 18201

Phone: (570) 450-3135

Contact: dxk40@psu.edu

Campus Location: Penn State Hazleton

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Accelerator
Legal & IP Advice
Competitions
Makerspace
Advisors
Speakers
Co-working
475
Students Engaged
25
Internships Created
34
Jobs

Year open: 2015

Address: 7 S Main Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701

Contact: eab31@psu.edu

Hours of operation: Monday-Friday: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Campus Location: Penn State Wilkes-Barre

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Legal & IP Advice
Competitions
Prototyping
Makerspace
27.5
Jobs
101
Products Developed
170
Entrepreneurs Assisted

Year open: 2016

Address: 5101 Jordan Road, Erie, PA 16563

Phone: (814) 898-6971

Contact: jakemarsh@psu.edu

Hours of operation: Monday-Friday: 8:00am – 5:00pm & occasional evenings & weekends

Campus Location: Penn State Erie Behrend

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Accelerator
Legal & IP Advice
Competitions
Advisors
Speakers
Co-working
63
Internships Created
16.5
Jobs
44
Microgrants
$87,331
Microgrants Amounts

Year open: 2015

Address: 2809 Saucon Valley Rd, Center Valley, PA 18034

Phone: (610) 285-5208

Contact: amd6842@psu.edu

Hours of operation: Monday-Friday: 8:00am – 5:00pm

Campus Location: Penn State Lehigh Valley

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Accelerator
Legal & IP Advice
Competitions
Advisors
171
Entrepreneurs Assisted
37
Community Events
6
Pitch Comps Hosted
$99,000
Pitch Comp Awards Total

Year open: 2017

Address: 200 University Dr, Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972

Contact: smw29@psu.edu

Hours of operation: Monday-Friday: 8:00am – 5:00pm

Campus Location: Penn State Schuylkill

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Legal & IP Advice
Competitions
Makerspace
Speakers
Co-working
26
Jobs
4
Products Developed
88
Entrepreneurs Assisted

Year open: 2018

Address: 410 Ninth Street, McKeesport, PA 15132

Phone: (412) 675-9031

Contact: exe78@psu.edu

Hours of operation: By Appointment

Campus Location: Penn State Greater Allegheny

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Legal & IP Advice
Competitions
Speakers
186
Students Engaged
66
Entrepreneurs Assisted
5
Pitch Comps Hosted
$11,000
Pitch Comp Awards Total

Year open: 2018

Address: 40 N Second Street, Chambersburg, PA 17201

Phone: (717) 749-4118

Contact: hem11@psu.edu

Hours of operation: Monday/Wednesday/Friday: 12:00 – 4:00pm

Campus Location: Penn State Mont Alto

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Accelerator
Legal & IP Advice
Co-working
Competitions
Advisors
Speakers
170
Faculty/Staff Engaged
2
Products Developed
1
Pitch Comps Hosted
$50,000
Pitch Comp Awards Total

Year open: 2019

Address: 2 East Long Avenue, DuBois, PA 15801

Phone: (814) 372-3020

Contact: bwl128@psu.edu

Hours of operation: Monday-Friday: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Campus Location: Penn State Dubois

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Legal & IP Advice
Competitions
Advisors
Co-working
177
Students Engaged
15
Internships Created
63
Entrepreneurs Assisted

Year open: 2018

Address: 611 Cedar Avenue, Scranton, PA 18505

Phone: (570) 963-2600

Contact: jcd15@psu.edu

Campus Location: Penn State Scranton

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Legal & IP Advice
Competitions
Advisors
Speakers
Co-working
222
Students Engaged
9
Internships Created
13
Startup Program Graduates

Year open: 2016

Address: 2580 Innovation Way, Hermitage, PA 16148

Contact: gxm32@psu.edu

Hours of operation: Monday-Friday: 7:30am – 4:30pm

Campus Location: Penn State Shenango

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Legal & IP Advice
80
Students Engaged
2
Internships Created
2
Pitch Comps Hosted
$5,500
Pitch Comp Awards Total

Year open: 2020

Address: 1031 Edgecomb Ave, York, PA 17403

Phone: (717) 771-8408

Contact: asl167@psu.edu

Campus Location: Penn State York

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FREE services available through all innovation hubs

  • Legal & Patent Advice Entity formation, equity agreements, IP assessment
  • Business Advice Accounting, marketing, regulatory requirements
  • Accelerator Programs Customer discovery, minimum viable products, business model canvas, design thinking
  • Co-working Space Free hot desk space & wi-fi
464 new startup programs graduates
7,249 entrepreneurs supported
486 internships created for Penn State students
13,151 Faculty, students and staff engaged