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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 introduction for anyone who has considered launching their own startup but has 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:
  • Third Thursday of each month from 1–2 pm

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.
  • Join us for a Happy Valley-focused Idea TestLab sponsored by the College Township Industrial Development Authority
  • Four 2-hour sessions held virtually on Zoom
  • $500 in funding to start your business
  • 1-on-1 mentoring
Key Dates:
  • Currently accepting applications
  • Applications close July 15 at midnight
  • Session Dates: July 23, 30, Aug 6, and 13 from 11 am–1 pm

Digital TestLab

The Digital TestLab is a fast-paced program designed to help startups and brands learn how to effectively navigate an ever-changing digital landscape. Participants can expect to explore strategies for connecting with customers, validate their ideas and assumptions, and better identify their target markets.
  • Five 2-hour group sessions and a final pitch event
  • Up to $3,000 in pitch competition awards
  • Access to 1-on-1 mentoring
Key Dates:
  • Stayed tuned for more information on the next session

MVP DevLab

MVP DevLab is designed to support entrepreneurs in the crucial phase between the idea and the business creation stage. Participants receive resources and guidance to develop their Minimum Viable Products (MVP) and progress towards successful startup launches.
  • One 1-on-1 mentoring session a month
  • Potential for up to $1000 to support the development of prototypes
  • Access to 100+ advisors and experts
  • 1-yr subscription to SolidWorks and POWr.io plug-ins
  • 24x7 access to LaunchBox with space in our team room
Key Dates:
  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis
  • Group meetings occur the first Monday of the month from 3–5 pm

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
  • Potential for up to $2000 in startup funding
  • Access to market test funds
  • Access to 100+ advisors and experts
  • 1-yr subscription to SolidWorks and POWr.io plug-ins
  • Funding for intern for one semester
  • 24x7 access to LaunchBox with space in our team room
Key Dates:
  • Stayed tuned for more information on the next session

Summer Founders Program

This 13-week program is available to startups with at least one current student founder. Teams work full-time on their ventures over the summer here in State College.
  • $15K grant
  • Access to an additional $3000 for customer discovery
  • Access to 100+ advisors and experts
  • 1-yr subscription to SolidWorks and POWr.io plug-ins
  • Funding for intern for one semester
  • 24x7 access to LaunchBox with space in our team room
Key Dates:
  • Program is currently running

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