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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

LaunchBox Hosts Community Event with University President Neeli Bendapudi
Penn State Lehigh Valley — By Sharon Tercha on November 22, 2022 CENTER VALLEY, Pa. — An audience of students, faculty and community entrepreneurs heard Dr. Neeli Bendapudi speak about education and innovation at the Nittany Lion Cafe in the...
StartUp Lehigh Valley Pitch Competition Awards $33,000 in Prizes to Entrepreneurs
Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corp. — By Colin McEvoy on October 27, 2022 BETHLEHEM, Pa. — With Meraki Co., the maker of a probiotic supplement for urinary and vaginal health, took home the grand prize of $20,000 at the fourth annual...
Lehigh Valley LaunchBox Holds Gig-Economy Themed Summer Camp at Perkiomen School
The Morning Call – By Rachel Shin on July 9, 2022 PENNSBURG, Pa. –  For seven years, Penn State's Lehigh Valley LaunchBox has held a business-learning summer camp, Teen Entrepreneur Challenge, for high schoolers, culminating in a "Shark Tank"-style competition....

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