What is Lehigh Valley LaunchBox?
Lehigh Valley LaunchBox (LVLB) is an early-stage business accelerator program for entrepreneurs. It propels business concepts into startup companies with: microgrants awarded twice yearly; business development resources; ongoing education and programming; access to Penn State University legal clinic services; a safety net of advisors; and free coworking space.
As a signature program of Invent Penn State, LVLB partners with a network of community and university partners to offer continuing support to small business owners and guides them through every step of their startup journey.
There are two microgrant award cycles each year—Spring and Fall—and an abundance of resources available to LVLB grant recipients.
All Lehigh Valley community members and Penn State alumni, faculty, staff, and students who have a scalable business idea are welcome to apply for an accelerator award.
Our mission is to be the “hub” that connects local entrepreneurs to the support, resources, and facilities they need to build a sustainable and scalable business with a viable plan for growth.
- Business accelerator program
- Business advice and mentorship
- Legal and intellectual property services
- Coworking space
Director of Business Development
Janel A. Hanna
Business Development Assistant
Business Partner Liason