Programs

Programs To Help You Start or Grow Your Business
Whether you are just getting started with an idea, looking to acquire your first customer, or working to grow your business, we are here to help!
We Offer:
  • Idea Design Lab
  • Idea TestLab
  • FastTrack Accelerator
  • Teen Entrepreneurship Challenge
  • Grow with Google Series

Idea Design Lab

The Idea Design Lab is a one-day program to help aspiring entrepreneurs develop new business ideas and identify the next steps of the start-up process.
Key Dates:
  • Registration is currently closed. Please check back for start dates.

Virtual Idea TestLab

Have a business idea? Figure out how to turn it into a viable business. Idea TestLab is a "customer discovery" deep-dive designed to help you better understand the customer problem you're trying to solve and how to provide value in a differentiated way.
  • 1-on-1 expert mentoring
  • Pitch competition
  • Sessions are held on Tuesday nights from 6-8 p.m
  • Held in partnership with Lehigh Valley LaunchBox
Key Dates:
  • Applications open: Aug. 1
  • Application deadline: Aug. 23
  • Sessions begin: Sept. 12
  • Sessions end: Oct. 10

FastTrack Accelerator

Once you really understand your customer's need, it’s time to start testing the market. Our FastTrack Accelerator helps you, avoid common startup mistakes, build an actionable plan to launch your business, test the market quickly with “smokescreens,” and build a solution based on real customer feedback.
  • Sessions held (day) and (time)
  • 1-on-1 expert mentoring
  • $1500 Market Test Fund grant
  • Funding for intern for one semester through the SEDTAP ENtern program
  • Access to 60+ advisors and experts
  • 1 year of 24×7 access to LaunchBox with space in our team room
Key Dates:
  • Registration is currently closed. Please check back for start dates.

Teen Entrepreneurship Challenge

A six-week virtual program designed to teach teenagers the skills and mindset needed to transform ideas into action. Participants will explore their passions and identify problems in the community, discover personal strengths and limitations, develop business ideas, and learn how to articulate and act on them. The challenge concludes with a pitch competition, where students present their ideas to a panel of judges.
  • 1st place student or team will receive $1,000
  • 2nd place student or team will receive $500
Key Dates:
  • Next session will begin May 15, 2023. Please check back for registration information.

Grow with Google Series

Free training, tools, and resources to help you build your skills, career, or business. Sessions are held in Spanish and are led by Google trainers.
Key Dates:
  • Registration is currently closed. Please check back for start dates.

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