Advisors

On-site business advice (or over Zoom).
Get your business off the ground and avoid common mistakes. Set up a time to talk with a business or legal expert (there's no cost and they've helped 100's of startups).

LaunchBox is my Swiss-Army knife when I have a problem. Whether I’m seeking business advice, legal help, a conference room or dependable Wi-Fi, LaunchBox is there for me. It’s an incredible resource to have as an entrepreneur and a valuable asset to the local community.”

Brad Groznik
PR Strategist, Groznik PR

Advice for adapting your existing business.
If you had a business over this last you, you likely had to re-think some aspect of it. If so, listen in to experts share their top 5 recommendations for adapting your business to the current market conditions - each just 25 minutes.
get advice on:
  • Breaking in an entrepreneurial mindset
  • Re-imaging your business: Identifying potential new revenue streams
  • Managing remote teams: Keeping employees motivated and connected
  • Breaking in a new business model
  • Breaking in new habits
Advisors
Keleigh Asbury

Director of Smeal Alumni Career Services, Penn State

Bob Beaury

Interim Director, Penn State University Engineering Entrepreneurship Minor & Senior Partner, Xsalta Mental Health

Sven Bilen

Department Head, School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs, Penn State

Trevor Calabro

UX Strategist and Researcher, Calabro UX

Jim Calder

Private Investor & Finance Consultant, Stone Circle Holdings

Dave Costlow

Vice President, Marketing & Product, Pledge It

Jamey Darnell

Assistant Director, Inter-college Minor in Entrepreneurship & Innovation Minor (ENTI), Penn State

Christopher Dayton

Senior Staff Engineer / Manager, Qualcomm

Peter DeBarber

Director of Business Development and R&D, Delta-Phase Electronics

James Delattre

Assistant Vice President for Research & Director of Entrepreneurship & Commercialization, Penn State

Martin Erim

CEO, Beautiful bioSolutions

Linda Feltman

Faculty in Bellisaro College of Communications, Penn State

Mark Gagnon

Harbaugh Entrepreneurship Scholar, Penn State

Stuart Greene

Emergency Physician, Abington Hospital

John Gershenson

Director of Humanitarian Engineering & Social Entrepreneurship, Penn State

Ted Graef

President, All Traffic Solutions

Andy Gustafson

Director of MBA Communications, Penn State

Brian Harmon

Senior Vice President of Global Sales, Armorblox

Anne Hoag

Director and Associate Professor in Entrepreneurship & Innovation Minor (ENTI), Penn State

Tim Humphrey

General Manager, Thermo Fisher Scientific

Keith Karako

Retired Global Head of Trade Finance, Citigroup

Tim Kerchinski

Innovation Team Lead, Penn State & PennTAP

Bill Kidd

Director, Hospitality Management Entrepreneurship, Penn State

Elizabeth King

Managing Partner, Elizabeth M. King Consulting

Liz Kisenwether

Start-up Mentor and STEM Advocate

Frank Koe

Teaching Professor of Engineering Entrepreneurship, Penn State

Ashu Kumar

Co-Founder & Director, Brainalytix

Molly Kunkel

Executive Director, Centre Foundation

Justin Mastrangelo

Founder, Join By Text

John Meier

Science Librarian, Penn State

Sascha Meinrath

Palmer Chair in Telecommunications at Penn State, Director of the X-Lab

Jeanette Miller

Clinical Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship, Penn State

John Moore

Owner, Moore Power Sales

David Norloff

Assistant Teaching Professor, Penn State

Rick O'Brien

President, SemperCon

John Peterson

Interim Director, Penn State Small Business Development Center

Matt Porter

CEO, Drum Associates Inc.

Kathleen Quinn

CFO, Whole and Free Foods

Herbert Reininger

Creative Director, Penn State

Matt Rhodes

Managing Partner, 1855 Capital

Gene Riechers

Advisor, Sands Capital

Jeff Rimland

Assistant Teaching Professor in College of Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State

Jared Robin

VP of Sales, JUICE

John Rodgers

Senior Vice President, PNC Bank

Dan Rowland

President & Creative Director, Rowland Creative

Tom Sharbaugh

Director, Entrepreneur Assistance Clinic, Penn State

Bruce Shook

CEO, Intact Vascular & Vesper Medical

Tim Simpson

Paul Morrow Professor of Engineering Design & Manufacturing, Penn State

Bob Smith

Marketing Consultant, Stratim Consulting

Maria Spencer

Warehime Entrepreneur in Residence, Penn State

Chris Spielvogel

Co-Founder at Flip Learning and Director, Entrepreneurship as Advocacy Cluster, Penn State

Melinda Stearns

Retired Sr. Director of Strategic Partnerships, Penn State

Matt Swayne

Research & Technology Information Officer, Penn State

Parantap Tripathi

Product Manager & Strategist, Dow Jones

Steve VerSteeg

Partner, Patterson & Sheridan LLP

Tommy Wang

CEO & Co-founder, Classroom Salon & CEO, TMD Holdings

Rick Weyer

Instructor of Entrepreneurship, Penn State

Michael Wojcik

CEO, Wojcik Communications

Jared Yarnall-Schane

Entrepreneurship Director, Biomimicry Institute

Jack Zerby

Designer & Founder, DoHQ

Interested in meeting with someone about your idea? We’d love to hear what you’re working on.