Shenango LaunchBox powered by the Greater Sharon Community

The Shenango LaunchBox powered by the Greater Sharon Community assist early-stage startups with accelerator support through free and low-cost targeted programming, coaching, resources, and mentor connections. As a community resource open to all entrepreneurs, the Shenango LaunchBox contributes to local economic development and will be opening a new physical location in spring 2023.

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About LaunchBox

LaunchBox is a signature program of the Invent Penn State Initiative, a commonwealth-wide system to spur economic development, job creation, and student career success. It is a $30 million initiative to generate economic development, create jobs and drive student career success. The initiative, launched by Penn State President Emeritus Eric Barron in 2015, redefines the University’s land-grant mission to include entrepreneurship and innovation programs, including the development of “innovation hubs” in Penn State Commonwealth Campus communities across the state.

Invent Penn State blends entrepreneurship-focused academic programs, business startup training and incubation, funding for commercialization, and University-community collaborations to facilitate the process of turning ideas into viable products and services.

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