Penn State Altoona is offering a Business Bootcamp open to entrepreneurs in all stages of development. The camp will provide resources and education to help turn ideas into successful businesses.

This nine-week class will help entrepreneurs become business-ready by giving free professional support. Weekly speakers include Randy Tarpey, CPA, Ben Yeager, Esq., and Tom Seasoltz.

The first session is Wednesday, October 2, 2019, 6:00–8:00 p.m. in the Altoona LaunchBox, 1331 12th Ave, Suite 103 in downtown Altoona. Subsequent classes take place each Wednesday through December 4.

Those interested in participating can register online. For more information, contact Paul Cooney at or 814-949-5332.

The Business Bootcamp is presented by the Altoona LaunchBox Supported by the Hite Family and is part of the Invent Penn State initiative.

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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