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

Entrepreneurial Resource System now available to all through  Invent Penn State

Oct 25, 2018

Invent Penn State has created a family of tools to make IP discovery and entrepreneurship more streamlined and accessible than ever. The Resource Navigator, Startup Navigator and IP Navigator help startups, entrepreneurs and industry partners quickly find what they need through a searchable showcase of Penn State entrepreneurial and innovation resources. Explore the site now – click here…

Social Media Seminar with Rob Z December 6th

Nov 28, 2018

Join Rob Wentz (RobZ Radio) on Wed. evening 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…

New Opportunities for Tech Entrepreneurs to Develop Innovative Government Solutions 

Nov 28, 2018

Pennsylvania is offering opportunities to tech entrepreneurs and startup companies to grow their business by connecting with government clients and developing solutions to make governmental processes more efficient.
The Startup in Residence (STiR) program has a proven track record of successful collaborations between burgeoning tech companies and government agencies. For more info: contact Ben Franklin Technology Partners: 814-863-4558. Read more here:

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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