Inspire Ideas, Empower Solutions, & Support Growth

Free help from the first day of your new idea, through growing your company and any day in-between.

About LaunchBox - The Innovation Space For The Lehigh Valley

We offer 5 entrepreneurial programs and dozens of resources that are available free to all PA residents or businesses. Located at the Penn State Lehigh Valley campus in Center Valley, we connect Lehigh Valley entrepreneurs to the support, resources, and facilities they need to build a sustainable and scalable business with a viable plan for growth. By centralizing our no-cost services, we help entrepreneurs avoid the common mistakes startups often face and enable them to focus their time on growing their business.


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Our Programs


  • Brainstorm with LaunchBox: One-hour introductory session that offers immediate support for your idea.
  • Idea TestLab: Four-week accelerator course to test your idea, identify your customers and frame your pitch.
  • LaunchBox Ladies: Speaker series hosted by women in business for women in business; events open to all.
  • Masterminds: Monthly seminars for business owners, with timely topics and peer-to-peer networking.
  • Teen Entrepreneur Challenge: One-week residential summer camp for high school students.

Coworking Space

Lehigh Valley LaunchBox microgrant recipients have access to coworking space at Velocity in downtown Allentown.

Find an inviting space to work or book a conference room or training room. You will also find 24-7 access to the building, wi-fi, a kitchenette, and a lounge.

Penn State Entrepreneur Assistance Clinic

Provides a variety of free legal services related to startups.

Penn State Law Intellectual Property Clinic

Provides entrepreneurs free assistance to determine if they have intellectual property and how to protect it.

news & events

Making Entrepreneurship Accessible in Rural America
Entrepreneurial ecosystems are complex systems and no one solution will work for everyone. We hope this playbook will spark new ideas and approaches for supporting entrepreneurs in rural areas and in areas where business resources are scarce, and encourage others...
November 15 LaunchBox Ladies Event discusses Social Entrepreneurship
During the November 15 LaunchBox Ladies event nearly sixty supporters of entrepreneurs gathered to discuss Social Entrepreneurship. Dr Tina Q. Richardson described the concepts as a powerful force driving positive change in communities around the globe. At its essence, social entrepreneurship merges...
Start Up Lehigh Valley
A cutting-edge health monitoring device took home the top prize in the 5th Annual Start Up Lehigh Valley pitch competition held on Wednesday, October 25 at Factory LLC in Bethlehem. The pitch competition is a Shark Tank-style event for local...

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