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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)

NEW Digital TestLab

Digital TestLab is a 4-week program designed to help participants learn how to effectively run digital marketing experiments to explore strategies for connecting with customers, validate their ideas and assumptions, and better identify their target markets. Learn about customer journey mapping, Meta ads, Google ads, and analytics.
  • Four 2-hour group sessions from 11am - 1pm
  • Up to $300 for designing and testing ads
  • Access to 1-on-1 mentoring
Key Dates:
  • Applications are currently closed. Please check back!

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.
  • Four 2-hour group sessions from 6-8PM
  • Up to $500 for customer discovery
  • Access to 1-on-1 mentoring
Key Dates:
  • Applications are currently closed. Please check back!

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 will open Jan 2023

FastTrack Accelerator

The 10-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
  • Win up to $5000 in a final pitch contest
  • 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 for our 2023 program will open Dec. 14 2022

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