Innovation Hubs Across the Commonwealth
The Invent Penn State seed grant program provides campuses with $50,000 grants for three consecutive years to launch or enhance entrepreneurial centers. The impact of these grants is far reaching, with 21 Penn State undergraduate campus communities offering co-working space, accelerators, legal and IP advice and rapid prototyping resources—all free to the community—that will drive innovation and economic growth.
An interactive chart of online LaunchBox & Innovation Hub services available during facility closures for coronavirus.
As a unique partnership based on a collaboration among the arts, technology, and business, the Abington Launchbox has assisted more than three dozen entrepreneurs since its founding, with both for-profit and non-profit ventures, in the “Creative Economy” and beyond. Facilitating collaborations among faculty, students, and members of the local community, our Innovation Hub features a maker space and an innovator-in-residence.
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Assisting in the transformation of innovative ideas into sustainable businesses for community members, students, and faculty.
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The Beaver Valley innovation hub harnesses higher education resources to fuel creative endeavors in and around Beaver County, from after-school arts to student entrepreneurship to small-business development.
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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.
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Providing small business owners and early-stage startups training and support to bolster their operational success.
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A unique model melding entrepreneurship, incubation, coworking space and community-driven economic development to revitalize the city of New Kensington.
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A premier start-up and business accelerator facility providing entrepreneurial resources and activities including a flexible lab, light manufacturing, event and co-working space, pitch competitions, microgrants and 3D printing for product prototyping.
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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.
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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.
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Free and low-cost business accelerator programs, access to free legal services, co-working space, and educational events. Harrisburg LauchBox specializes in helping early-stage entrepreneurs with scalable business ideas.
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Our goal is to provide entrepreneurs and innovators coworking space, accelerator programs, mentorship and business startup support.
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Utilizing student skills, faculty expertise, and open collaboration to circumvent barriers to entrepreneurship, invention, product design, prototyping and business development.
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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.
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Providing support and seed funding to encourage local entrepreneurs to develop new businesses or products.
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Encouraging industry expansion and new investment, while providing an incubator for emerging businesses, training for the local workforce and outreach to the community.
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Providing resources, support and free co-working space to help early-stage and more advanced startups build a sustainable and scalable business and a viable plan for growth.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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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.
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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