LaunchBox Ladies

About LaunchBox Ladies

LaunchBox Ladies is an educational series focusing on the unique challenges and victories of female entrepreneurs who impact the Lehigh Valley and beyond.

Are you ready to pitch your business?

LaunchBox Ladies presents the Second Annual LaunchBox Ladies Pitch competition.

Applications open April 1, 2024

Click to Submit Application for the Second Annual LaunchBox Ladies Pitch Competition


  • Women-owned company.
  • Early stages in the Greater Lehigh Valley; must be a PA resident.
  • Service and product development businesses are encouraged.
  • Founder must be over 18.
  • Community and students are encouraged to apply.
  • Lehigh Valley LaunchBox council members are excluded.


Important Dates to remember –

May 10 – Deadline to apply

Week of May 24, 2024 – Participant Notification

Join Us on Wednesday, June 26, 2024 for the PITCH COMPETITION!



View 2023 event below


Upcoming Events

  •  Upcoming LaunchBox Ladies Events

Preparing for your pitch


April 15, 2024 recording

  • LaunchBox Ladies Ambassador Circle event

    • Featuring Susan Yee, CEO Active Data

    • May 14, 2024 @ 4:30 pm

  • Second Annual LaunchBox Ladies Pitch Competition

    • Event to take place June 26, 2024



LaunchBox Ladies Ambassadors Circle

Ambassadors Circle is a circle of influence to support and elevate the status of women leaders and women entrepreneurs in the Lehigh Valley. It is an opportunity to engage, inspire, and cultivate the power of women through recognition of their unique challenges and victories.

The Ambassadors Circle expands the impact of LaunchBox Ladies and strengthens the network of women entrepreneurs. This circle of passionate, inspirational businesswomen will meet twice annually and be committed to supporting LaunchBox Ladies and female entrepreneurship in the Lehigh Valley.


Learn More

May 2024 Featured Speaker

Susan Yee

Active Data CEO

Sue’s career began in the cable television industry, overseeing all operations, marketing and contract negotiation with cable television programmers such as CNN, ESPN, HBO, and MTV. She was involved in a $100 million dollar merger in the mid 1990’s and has negotiated patent and trademark matters, software licensing, company acquisitions, and employee agreements.

She previously served or is currently serving on the Truist Community Advisory Board, Lehigh Valley Health Network Board of Trustees, PBS-WLVT 39 Board of Directors, Union League Broad Street Angels, Lehigh University College of Education Advisory Board, Team PA Board of Directors, Northampton Community College Foundation Board, Executive Committee and Board of Directors of C-SPAN, Lehigh University Board of Trustees, Lafayette Bank, PA Cable and Telecommunication Association and numerous other organizations.

LaunchBox Ladies is an educational series focusing on the unique challenges and victories of female entrepreneurs who impact the Lehigh Valley and beyond.

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