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All our programs are no-cost. We take no equity and charge no fees.

E-Ship CrashCourse

This one-hour session is a great starting place for anyone who has considered starting their own startup but had no idea where to begin. It is designed to be a high-level, interactive info session where participants can expect to:
  • Learn the basics of “What is entrepreneurship”
  • Dispel common myths about entrepreneurship
  • Receive actionable steps to build your own startup
Key Dates:
  • First Thursday of each month (6:00-7:00 PM)
  • Third Thursday of each month (1:00-2:00 PM)

Idea TestLab - Virtual Session

This 4-week program helps you figure out if you can turn your idea into a viable business. Get help better defining the problem you’re trying to solve, who has it, and what value you can provide to them.
  • 4, 2-hour group sessions held Zoom from 12-2PM
  • Access to up to $3000 for customer discovery
  • Access to 1-on-1 mentoring
Key Dates:
  • SUMMER 2022 SESSION:
:: Applications open - May 9
:: Applications close - May 30
:: Teams selected - Jun 3
:: Onboarding meeting - Jun 7
:: Team meetings - Jun 14, 21, 28 and Jul 12, 12-2 PM

Summer Founders Program

This 13-week program is available to startups with at least one current student founder. Team work full-time on their ventures over the summer here in State College.
  • $15K grant
  • Access to an additional $3000 for customer discovery
  • Funding for an intern for one semester through the SEDTAPP ENtern Program
  • 1-yr subscription to SolidWorks and POWr.io plug-ins
  • Access to 60+ advisors and experts
  • 24x7 access to LaunchBox with space in our team room
Key Dates:
  • Applications for our 2022 program are closed
  • Applications for our 2023 program open January, 2023

FastTrack Acclerator

The 15-week program is open to community and Penn State students, staff, and faculty. We focus on helping you build an actionable plan to launch your business, test the market quickly, and build a solution based on customer feedback.
  • 1-on-1 mentoring
  • Up to $6500 grant for customer discovery and market tests
  • Funding for intern for one semester
  • 1-yr subscription to SolidWorks and POWr.io plug-ins
  • Access to 60+ advisors and experts
  • 24x7 access to LaunchBox with space in our team room
Key Dates:
  • Applications open Fall, 2022

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