LVLB 2021 Virtual Accelerator Bootcamp

LVLB 2021 Virtual accelerator Bootcamp

Are you an early-stage entrepreneur and need help developing a plan to scale your business? Join us for our Penn State Lehigh Valley LaunchBox (LVLB) 2021 Virtual Accelerator bootcamp with our specially assembled team of experts that will help you build an actionable plan for today’s evolving business climate – for FREE!

The LVLB 2021 Virtual Accelerator bootcamp is for you if:
- You have a business with a revenue stream less than $500,000 and need to refine your business model.
- You want to build an actionable plan to scale your business.
- You have identified your target market and the customer problem you plan to solve, but you may need better tools and aids in better validating them.

Starting on June 15th, this program will meet every other week over the course of 3 months and will consist of 6 classes plus one optional week reserved for individual practice pitch coaching sessions. All classes will be held Tuesday evenings from 6-8pm and will be hosted via Zoom. Each class will include instruction, interactive workshops, and breakout sessions. Homework will be assigned for each session.

Participation is by application only and people of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply! Entries are welcome from any PA-based entrepreneur and no affiliation with the University is required. Application deadline is 12:00pm on May 17, 2021. All applicants will be contacted for a brief interview and will then be notified the week of May 31st as to whether or not they have been accepted into the Bootcamp. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. For questions, contact janelhanna@psu.edu.

Participants accepted into the program will be encouraged to apply for PSU-LV LaunchBox grants which will be awarded during the StartUp Lehigh Valley event at Factory, LLC in Bethlehem, PA on October 27, 2021.

Participants will also have access to:
  • 1:1 Coaching support
  • Free access to legal support
  • Access to extensive network of advisors
  • Free co-working space
  • Other LaunchBox programs
Key Dates:
  • June 15, 2021
The Business Model Canvas
  • June 29, 2021
Strategic Positioning and Marketing
  • July 13, 2021
Supply Chain, Channel Management, and Building Partnerships
  • July 27, 2021
Financial Modeling, Forecasting, and Cash Flow Projections
  • August 10, 2021
Managing Legal Risks
  • August 24, 2021
Preparing For A Pitch Competition
  • OPTIONAL Week 7 - Week of September 5th or 12th
Individual Practice Pitch Session to be scheduled