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The Enactus Business Advisory Board Business Incubator


The Sheetz Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence offers a state-of-the-art entrepreneurial environment in downtown Altoona. The Enactus Business Advisory Board Business Incubator is reserved for the dedicated use of students and student teams who are creating, developing, and administering their business plans. With an environment conducive to innovation and creativity, the Business Incubator serves as office space for students operating their own businesses while at Penn State Altoona.

The space has been conceived in direct response to student input as a unique, full-service work, mentoring, and collaboration space for the entrepreneurial community at Penn State Altoona.

  • Entrepreneurial Space – Private, dedicated workstations are awarded to teams based on winning the Pechter Business Plan Competition and/or exceptional merit and progress in turning ventures into realities.
  • Synergy Station – This area is designed to foster synergistic opportunities among non-resident entrepreneurs and student teams with 12 flexible workstations.
  • Mentoring Rooms and Conference Rooms – Space is available for private meetings with mentors as well as student/faculty conferences.

Benefits of the Incubator

What are the benefits of locating my venture in the business incubator?

The Business incubator provides a collaborative environment for entrepreneurs – you can learn from one another and network with other business visionaries. The Incubator also has many shared resources which all tenants can use – conference rooms with state-of-the-art technology, copiers, and resource materials. The incubator is also a great way to market your business – many people tour the facilities and the staff at the Sheetz Center works to help you promote your business.