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 Hub For The Lehigh Valley

We offer 7 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 are the hub connecting 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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Idea TestLab Application Opens January 10th

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 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.

news & events

Bethlehem Startup Among ‘Most Fundable Companies’ List
By Colin McEvoy FLX Solutions, a Bethlehem-based startup that creates modular snake robots, has received national recognition on the Pepperdine Graziadio Business School’s fourth annual Most Fundable Companies List. The company was one of 16 early-stage U.S. companies to receive...
Sister entrepreneurs discuss keys to building business at LaunchBox Ladies event
By Josh McAuliffe CENTER VALLEY, Pa. — Continuing to spotlight the talents of women entrepreneurs, Lehigh Valley LaunchBox powered by Penn State featured sisters and business owners Cory Dahlia Varona and Nicol Varona Cancelmo at its most recent LaunchBox Ladies...
New Lehigh Valley LaunchBox Manager Sees Big Potential for Region
By George Lewis Justin Kresge, recently appointed Director for Lehigh Valley LaunchBox at Penn State Lehigh Valley, started a business before he attended college and has lived in innovation hotbeds such as Austin, Silicon Valley, and North Carolina’s Research Triangle. Now, back in...

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