It’s a good time to start up.
- Business accelerator program
- Coworking space
- Legal and intellectual property services
- Business advice and mentorship
Accelerator & Microgrant Program
- Microgrants awarded annually
- Free coworking space in downtown Allentown
- Access to PSU Legal and Intellectual Property Services
- Ongoing education and programming
- Business development resources
- A safety net of advisors
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 Law 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.
Dickinson Law’s “Inside Entrepreneurship Law” Blog
INSIDE ENTREPRENEURSHIP LAW blog provides information on relevant topics for entrepreneurs and their counsel.
Lehigh Valley LaunchBox Ladies Speaker Series
NAVIGATING THE NEW NORMAL (NtNN)
This series showcases women entrepreneurs from various business segments across the Lehigh Valley who will share their stories of the challenges they are facing due to the coronavirus and how they are pivoting their business to create their new normal. As with all of our LaunchBox Ladies programs, you will be inspired by these dynamic women and their ability to innovate! For this program, Ashley Russo, President of ASR Media Productions will lead the discussion along with a panel of three women entrepreneurs from various small business across the Lehigh Valley. We hope you will be able to join us for this exciting new program - stay well!
Teen Entrepreneur Challenge
Our Teen Entrepreneur Challenge (TEC) empowers rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors to be successful business owners.
- Learn key strategies for starting a business and developing an entrepreneurial spirit
- Programming at Penn State Lehigh Valley and the Perkiomen School, with field trips to area businesses for real-world experiences
- Housing at the Perkiomen School in air-conditioned dorms and use of the Innovation Center for 3D virtual reality, additive manufacturing, computer design, and rapid prototyping
- Camp culminates in a “Shark Tank” style team pitch competition to a panel of judges
- Receive a 50 percent discount on transferable college credits for camp participation through the optional dual-enrollment program (not offered for 2020 virtual program)
The Council for Retail and Sales
Meet the Experts Speaker Series
news & events
‘LaunchBox Ladies’: Female entrepreneurs to share personal journeys June 6
June 5, 2019
Penn State Lehigh Valley announces 2019 Teen Entrepreneur Challenge
June 5, 2019
Meet the Experts event focuses on the changing landscape of the food industry
June 12, 2019
Tools for Entrepreneurs, Innovators, and Industry
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