Want to be your own boss?

Lots of people are thinking about it. If you're one of them, we're here to help you turn your idea into a viable business.

Set up a time to talk with one of our business coaches.

We've moved.

Same business services. New shinier building.

  • Co-working 8:30AM – 5:00PM Monday – Friday
  • Business coaching
  • Events & Workshops

Open to the public. All services at no cost.

Check out out new digs at 123 S. Burrowes Street, 2nd floor.

Get help with your idea.

The 4-week Idea TestLab helps you figure out if you can turn your idea into a viable business. Work with coaches to better define the problem, a target market, and how you will provide value.

Launch your startup.

The 15-week FastTrack Accelerator helps you test the market quickly and build a solution to meet defined customer needs.

Get money to grow.

The Summer Founders program provides student teams with $15K to work full-time on their ventures over the summer.

Get help with your startup.

Whether you are just getting started with an idea, looking to acquire your first customer, or working to grow your startup, we have 3 programs to help.

Co-work with others.

Meet new people working on ideas and businesses. Co-working is open to all and no-cost.

Get no-cost legal advice.

The Penn State Entrepreneur Assistance Clinic provides a variety of free legal services to startups looking to start a company in Pennsylvania.

Get no-cost intellectual property advice.

The Penn State Law Intellectual Property Clinic provides entrepreneurs in Pennsylvania free assistance to determine if they have intellectual property and how to protect it.

150
startups graduated from programs
$20M+
in funding/awards to founders completing our programs
29
new jobs created
8000+
cups of coffee consumed

news & events

Workshop: Talking to customer to de-risk your business
Learn how to talk to customers to de-risk your idea or business. Customer discovery is a tool used in lean business planning to help businesses figure out the right products/services to offer. Ones that customers actually want, and will pay...
Get tips, join workshops, hear from successful business owners at GEW in Nov
Want to learn more about starting and running a business? Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) is a worldwide celebration of innovation and entrepreneurship. At Penn State, we have one of the largest celebrations provding tons of virtual presentations, workshops, and networking...
Our new building opens in October.
A six-story, state-of-the-art, multi-use home for innovation in downtown State College is scheduled to open Oct. 2021. Located on South Burrowes Street, this will be the new home for the Happy Valley LaunchBox. We’ll still be offering open, no-cost co-working...

Have an idea, but not sure of next steps? Set up a time to talk it through with an advisor.

Tools for Entrepreneurs, Innovators, and Industry

Our Navigators are built with you in mind. See what Penn State has to offer.

Resource Navigator

The Resource Navigator showcases entrepreneurship and innovation resources in Penn State University communities across Pennsylvania.

IP Navigator

The Intellectual Property Navigator is a showcase of Penn State University’s intellectual property available for licensing.

Startup Navigator

The Startup Navigator is a showcase of startups with Penn State DNA.