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

Idea TestLab

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
  • Access to up to $3000 for customer discovery
  • access to 1-on-1 mentoring
Key Dates:
  • SPRING 2022 SESSION:
:: Applications open - Jan 3
:: Applications close - Jan 24
:: Teams selected - Jan 28
:: Onboarding meeting - Feb 1
:: Team meetings - Feb 8, 15, 22, and Mar 1, 6-8 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 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 - Jan 3, 2022
  • Applications close - Feb 13 @ midnight
  • Interview requests sent - Feb 17
  • Team interviews - Feb 22 - 23
  • All teams notified of status - Mar 4
  • Group dinner - Mar 22
  • Group bootcamps:
May 18, 25
June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
July 13, 20, 27
Aug 3, 10
  • Startup Showcase - Aug 17

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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