What is LaunchBox?
LaunchBox is a no-cost business accelerator designed to connect early-stage startups with the resources and support necessary for growth.
Penn State Fayette has partnered with the Fay-Penn Economic Development Council to introduce this unique resource to the five-county service area. Penn State Fayette and Fay-Penn have collaborated for over 25 years in a shared commitment to advancement. Today, Fayette LaunchBox represents a paradigm shift in economic development in the region.
Who has access to LaunchBox?
LaunchBox is a premiere service available to Penn State faculty, staff, students and alumni—as well as unaffiliated residents of Fayette, Greene, Washington, Westmoreland, and Somerset counties.
How does LaunchBox help entrepreneurs?
LaunchBox connects entrepreneurs at every stage of development to a state-of-the-art event center, educational programming and mentorship, legal and business services, dynamic and collaborative workspaces, prototyping tools, and more. For a full list of capabilities, see our Services.
LaunchBox Matching Program
The LaunchBox Matching Program is designed to provide an operating endowment for each Penn State campus LaunchBox. Gifts to each LaunchBox operating endowment will be matched by Penn State up to a total of $1 million, providing a $2 million endowment. Multiple donors may contribute and receive matching monies up to the $1 million total from Penn State, however naming rights are reserved for a single donation of $1 million. This program will end on June 30, 2021.
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