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

IMPORTANT NOTICE from the Altoona LaunchBox

updated March 20, 2020

March 13, 2020

In keeping with University policy, and for the health and well-being of our clients and local community, the Altoona LaunchBox supported by the Hite Family will suspend all face-to-face meetings, workshops, coworking and community access until further notice.

We are available via phone and email, continuing to provide resources for your startup or small business needs. Please feel free to reach out. Click below to view the official University announcement and keep up with the latest from Penn State about the global coronavirus outbreak.

Entrepreneurs of Necessity – the increase in business startups

May 5, 2020

One of the surprising trends in the recent shutdown of the U.S. economy is an uptick in the number of Pennsylvanians who are starting companies. Why would anyone have the confidence to start a business now? Click below to read more!

Local Startup Website Launched for Young Professionals

May 4, 2020 is a social media platform geared toward young professionals looking to share their personality, job search in a new way and network. Click below to read more!

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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