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 Free of charge

When we say you won’t pay a dime for our services, we mean it. Our services are available at no cost to everyone.




Co-Working Space

Legal Consulting

Expert Network

Business Advice

Special Events


Professional advice and clinics

Our on-site professional clinics are designed to help you get your business off the ground and avoid common mistakes that many startups face. Consultations are free and clinics are open to the public.

Extensive network of advisors

Our experienced and knowledgeable network of advisors consists of local business owners, Penn State faculty, researchers and industry experts both inside and outside of Altoona.


Tools for Entrepreneurs, Innovators and Industry

Our Navigators are built with you in mind. See what Penn State has to offer.

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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