Penn State LaunchBoxes accepting applications for 2024 Idea TestLab

LaunchBoxes at Penn State Harrisburg, Mont Alto, Shenango, and York join forces to support entrepreneurs
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Silas Chamberlin reviews materials for Outdoor Economy, a business idea that has become a reality and a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization thanks in part to the Idea TestLab.  Chamberlin won the top prize in the 2023 competition and took advantage of the resources provided through the business accelerator. Applications are now being accepted for the 2024 Idea TestLab.

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YORK, Pa. — Entrepreneurs will have a chance to test out their ideas at the 2024 Idea TestLab, sponsored by the Penn State Harrisburg, Mont Alto, Shenango and York LaunchBoxes.

Applications are being accepted now through Jan. 23, 2024​, for this free, four-week, virtual accelerator designed to help entrepreneurs determine the viability of their business idea.

No affiliation with Penn State is required for participation, and any Pennsylvania-based entrepreneur is welcome to apply.  The Idea TestLab comprises weekly online classes and one-on-one coaching support.

Weekly classes will be held on Tuesday evenings in February 2024 and classes are held from 6-8 p.m. virtually. 

Click here for more information or contact Amma Johnson, manager of the Harrisburg LaunchBox, at [email protected]; Helen McGarry, director of the Mont Alto LaunchBox, at [email protected]; Yvonne English at [email protected], or Skyler Yost, director of the York LaunchBox, at [email protected].