Keep up-to-date on what’s happening in the local community, as well as Altoona’s very own LaunchBox.

Penn State, Grow PA host meeting to discuss state’s innovation economy

Oct 28, 2019

Leaders from business, industry and government from around the state gathered at Penn State Harrisburg on Oct. 25 to discuss innovation and the Pennsylvania economy.  The event, “The State of Innovation; Generating Ideas to Grow”, brought stakeholders to the campus to talk about developing a state-wide innovation strategy and increasing investment in innovation in an effort to revitalize PA’s innovation economy. Check out the article here!

Global Entrepreneurship Week events set for November 11-15

Oct 28, 2019

Global Entrepreneurship Week is an annual celebrationof Penn State’s year-round commitment to innovation, bringing together students, faculty, staff and community members to promote the entrepreneurial spirit and cultivate student start-ups. Click below for more information!

Visit PA Business One-Stop Shop and The Entrepreneur’s Guide

September, 2019

Click below to download PA’s comprehensive business resource guide to help you launch your business in Pennsylvania. Here you’ll find expert information regarding a business plan, registration, funding advice, and more. The e-guide is printer-friendly and eco-friendly.

Learn More:

1331 12th Ave., Suite 103, Altoona, PA 16601


Monday - Friday

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.




Altoona Blair County Development Corporation (ABCD)
Blair County Chamber of Commerce
Ben Franklin Technology Partners
Catalyst Space
City of Altoona
KIZ Resources
Sheetz Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence
Penn State Altoona Division of Business, Engineering, and Information Sciences and Technology
Penn State Altoona Entrepreneurship Minor
Penn State Law Entrepreneurial Assistance Clinic
St. Francis University Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

  • LaunchBox is a signature program of Invent Penn State, which is a Commonwealth-wide initiative to spur economic development, job creation and student career success. Invent Penn State blends entrepreneurship-focused academic programs, business startup training and incubation, funding for commercialization, and University-community collaborations to facilitate the challenging process of turning research discoveries into valuable products and services that can benefit Pennsylvanians and humankind. Connect with the initiative at
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