It’s a good time to start up.
- Business accelerator program
- Coworking space
- Legal and intellectual property services
- Business advice and mentorship
- Mastermind Program
- 6 week startup virtual accelerator
- 1:1 coaching support
- Final elevator pitch competition
- Continued support after program completion
Accelerator & Microgrant Program
- Microgrants awarded annually
- Free coworking space in downtown Allentown
- Access to free 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.
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
- Virtual program learning real-world experiences from local companies
- 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 2021 virtual program)
news & events
Catching up with StartUp Lehigh Valley winner: Cliquify, Inc
February 3, 2021
Catching up with StartUp Lehigh Valley winner: JTJ Tech, LLC
February 2, 2021
Catching up with StartUp Lehigh Valley winner: Quarbon
January 13, 2021
Catching up with StartUp Lehigh Valley winner: Verde Mantis
February 3, 2021
DelGrosso Launches Steel City Plant Co. after Lehigh Valley LaunchBox StartUp Bootcamp
November 16, 2020
Lehigh Valley LaunchBox Grant Recipient, CeCe J’s Snacks opens in Allentown
August 25, 2020
Tools for Entrepreneurs, Innovators, and Industry
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