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

Local leader commits $1 million to power Altoona innovation hub

June 5, 2018

Penn State and the Invent Penn State initiative are celebrating a $1 million gift from Altoona business leader Lee Hite and his family to support the LaunchBox at Penn State Altoona…

Social Media Seminar with Rob Z 

Oct 3, 2018

Join Rob Wentz (RobZ Radio) on Wed. evening on Nov. 15th for this Social Media Seminar at Altoona LaunchBox: “3 Simple Steps You Can Take To Turn Facebook Fans Into Paying Customers (P.S. It works for Instagram, too).” Learn about 3 powerful strategies for your business/brand that you can start NOW to convert your current & future Facebook (and Instagram) followers to paying customers. You will leave with ideas in your hands and your minds, so that you can begin executing immediately. Seating is limited! For more info & tickets click here…

Global Entrepreneurship Week  welcomes all entrepreneuers November 12-16 

Oct 18, 2018

Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) is the annual celebration of Penn State’s year-round commitment to innovation. It brings together students, faculty, staff, and community members to promote the entrepreneurial spirit and cultivate student start-ups. Each November, GEW inspires people everywhere through local, national, and global events that help them explore their potential as innovators and self-starters. Click here for a full schedule of events on campus and downtown Altoona: 

Learn More:

1309 11th 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 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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