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…

Catching Up with Altoona LaunchBox Director, Donna Bon

Jan 2, 2019

An in depth Q&A session with Altoona LaunchBox Director, Donna Bon about what the Altoona LaunchBox has done so far and what she hopes it can do moving forward. Check out the article here!  

Bringing Entrepreneurs and Innovators to Penn State 

Feb 28, 2019

Penn State StartUp week (April 1 – 5) brings some of the leading minds in entrepreneurship and innovation to Penn State Campuses.  The 2019 PSU StartUp week will feature workshops, networking events; and presentations from start up founders. For more info please contact: or click the read more button for additional details! 

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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