Don't Quit Your Daydream

We're here to ignite your entrepreneurial mindset and support your growth every step of the way. Are you ready?

Let us help you take your big idea from concept to creation.

Start thinking business.

The Idea Design Lab helps aspiring entrepreneurs design, develop and refine business ideas and identify the next steps in the start-up process.

Get help with your idea.

The 4-week Idea TestLab helps you figure out if you can turn your idea into a viable business. Work with coaches to better define the problem, a target market, and how you will provide value.

Launch your startup.

The 15-week FastTrack Accelerator helps you test the market quickly and build a solution to meet defined customer needs.

Coworking Space

Come meet others working on their startup and get energized to take the next step. Our coworking space is open to everyone at no cost.

Speaker Series

Our monthly Speaker Series features experienced entrepreneurs sharing their journey and unique personal insight. It is presented in Spanish on the third Friday of every month.

No-cost Legal Advice

The Penn State Entrepreneur Assistance Clinic provides a variety of free legal services to startups looking to start a company in Pennsylvania

No-cost intellectual property advice

The Penn State Law Intellectual Property Clinic provides entrepreneurs in Pennsylvania free assistance to determine if they have intellectual property and how to protect it.

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Entrepreneurs Assisted
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Ideas Given Up On

news & events

Hazleton LaunchBox aims to strengthen community ties with ‘Walk the Block’ event
HAZLETON, Pa. - With the aim of connecting with local business owners and further strengthening its relationships within the community, employees of the Hazleton LaunchBox supported by Pasco L. Schiavo, Esq. and Penn State Hazleton recently visited businesses in downtown...
Student entrepreneurs earn prizes in Hazleton LaunchBox pitch competition
HAZLETON, Pa. — An idea for a product that aims to improve the lives of children battling a rare degenerative disease earned a local high school student first prize in the Teen Entrepreneurship Challenge Pitch Competition hosted by the Hazleton...
Hazleton LaunchBox helps diverse community of entrepreneurs
HAZLETON, Pa. — Anchoring the first floor of the recently renovated bingo hall on West Broad Street in downtown Hazleton, the new Hazleton LaunchBox supported by Pasco L. Schiavo Esq. demonstrates how collaborative economic development and public-private partnerships can revive Pennsylvania communities.  Opened in September 2019, the 4,000-square-foot Hazleton...

Tools for Entrepreneurs, Innovators, and Industry

Our Navigators are built with you in mind. See what Penn State has to offer.

Resource Navigator

The Resource Navigator showcases entrepreneurship and innovation resources in Penn State University communities across Pennsylvania.

IP Navigator

The Intellectual Property Navigator is a showcase of Penn State University’s intellectual property available for licensing.

Startup Navigator

The Startup Navigator is a showcase of startups with Penn State DNA.