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
  • Food and Beverage Startup Lab
  • FastTrack Accelerator
  • Grow with Google Series

Business Skills Series: The Power of Canvas for the Analysis of your Business Ideas: “Key Partners” (Presented in Spanish)

Have you ever had a business idea but don't know how to bring it to life? Don't worry! In our talks, you will learn the necessary tools to evaluate, develop, and validate your business ideas effectively. Our experts will share their knowledge and experiences, providing practical advice and proven strategies to turn your ideas into successful projects. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to interact with other entrepreneurs and establish valuable connections in the business ecosystem.
  • Nine-week series
  • Sessions first Thursday of every month
  • New topic each week
  • Presented in Spanish
Key Dates:
  • Friday, Oct. 6
7 p.m.

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, Wilkes-Barre LaunchBox
Key Dates:
  • Applications open: Aug. 1
  • Application deadline: Aug. 31
  • Sessions begin: Sept. 12
  • Sessions end: Oct. 10

Food and Beverage Startup Lab

Looking to start a restaurant, brewery, distillery, catering or other retail food business, but aren't sure where to start? Our Food and Beverage Startup Lab is designed as a general guide to help new entrepreneurs or those new to the food industry navigate the process of getting your food or beverage business up and running. Start here to learn the basics on becoming a food and beverage entrepreneur. Additional topics include:
  • Ideation for the perfect food and beverage business
  • Customer development
  • What's the right business for me?
  • Licensing your business and Department of Agriculture requirements
  • Startup costs
  • Laboratory testing and labeling
  • Writing a business plan
  • Using the Hazleton Kitchen Incubator
  • Resources to help you launch your business
Key Dates:
  • Sessions will be held in November
  • First Tuesday of the month (English), 6-8 p.m., Nov. 7
  • First Friday of the month (Spanish), 6-8 p.m., Nov. 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.

Grow with Google Series

Free training, tools, and resources to help you build your skills, career, or business, hosted by Google professional trainers in partnership with the Hazleton LaunchBox supported by Pasco L. Schiavo Esq.
  • Presented in Spanish
  • Hosted by Google-certified trainers
Key Dates:
  • Registration is currently closed. Please check back for start dates.

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