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Located on the Penn State Abington campus in Abington, the LaunchBox connects Philadelphia region entrepreneurs to the support and resources they need to build a sustainable and scalable business with a viable plan for growth. By supporting a culture of innovation around the LaunchBox, the initiative intends to increase the number of entrepreneurs in the community.
WE OFFER:
  • Educational and Inspirational Events
  • Pitch Competitions
  • 1:1 Coaching and Mentorship
  • Legal and Intellectual Property Services

Tips to Foster an Inclusive Workplace

Presented by: EMCCC, Penn State Abington Continuing Education, LaunchBox Speaker: Aneesah Smith

Join this session to learn what it means to create an inclusive work environment. Learn simple skills and strategies that you can bring into your workplace to foster a culture in which all employees feel welcomed, valued, and included. According to a Deloitte survey, 80% of professionals seek inclusive companies and incorporating these tips into your company culture can support recruitment efforts. Additionally, an inclusive environment fosters higher engagement which can boost productivity, increase profitability, and reduce staff turnover.

Aneesah, recently named to the Pride Power 100 List by City & State PA, is the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Penn State Abington creating an inclusive campus community where all feel welcomed. Aneesah has over 12 years experience in social justice advocacy and activism as a national speaker and educator. Additionally, Aneesah is a serial Entrepreneur advocating for small and black-owned businesses. She holds a BS in Health Education and an MS in Counseling/Higher Education.

EMCCC Members : $10 Non-members: $20
  • Penn State Abington 611, 1475 Old York Rd, Abington, PA 19001
Key Dates:
  • Thursday Sep 22, 2022
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Abington LaunchBox Global Entrepreneurship Week Event

Inside the World of Engaging Content Creation: From Building Platforms to Fan Bases featuring Salvatore DeSena

Content creation continues to be a pathway of great interest for many. Penn State University students regularly display interest in establishing their own YouTube channel. Setting up accounts and creating channel art is important but there is so much more involved.

During this Global Entrepreneurship Week 2022 event, Penn State student and YouTube Content Creator, Sal DeSena will discuss the pathways and practices he used to establish his own YouTube channel.

This event will be delivered in the format of a YouTube video premiere. During the premiere, attendees can participate in chat and live question and answer sessions with the presenters throughout the event. Registration is not required for this free event. This event is sponsored by the Abington LaunchBox powered by Penn State.
Key Dates:
  • Monday November 14, 2022
1:00—1:45 pm via YouTube Premiere
Abington LaunchBox Global Entrepreneurship Week Event

Abington LaunchBox "Tech-umentary" Series: Episode 1

From floppies, flash drives, and film, explore innovation through the brilliance, blunders, and blahs of our everyday tech.

Throughout the series, Peter and Derek will discuss the history of four important branches of the technological tree and share stories and experiences detailing how they’ve interacted with them in their lives. By showing examples of vintage tech, the series will share the history, trajectory, and innovations that shape our everyday tech.

Episode one of the series will focus on storage media. From floppies to the cloud, get nostalgic for tech from different eras as we share stories and map the innovative processes that fuel the future of what we store, how we access it, and what might be next.

This event will be delivered in the format of a YouTube video premiere. During the premiere, attendees can participate in chat and live question and answer sessions with the presenters throughout the event.

Registration is not required for this free event. This event is sponsored by the Abington LaunchBox powered by Penn State.
Key Dates:
  • Tuesday November 15, 2022
2:00—2:30 pm via YouTube Premiere

Sell Online with E-Commerce Tools

Hosted by Corner LaunchBox powered by Penn State New Kensington and IDEA Hub (Penn State Wilkes-Barre)

During this webinar, attendees will learn how Google Business Profile and Merchant Center can help businesses sell products online. The workshop will detail the products tab in Google Business Profile, introduce Google Merchant Center and the basics of creating a free account and a product feed, and show how to connect e-commerce websites to Merchant Center.
Key Dates:
  • November 17
1 -2 pm

Digital Skills for Everyday Tasks

Hosted by Shenango LaunchBox powered by the Greater Sharon Community and Berks LaunchBox

Discover best practices and how Google tools, such as Google Drive, Docs and Sheets, can be used to build a budget, create a meeting agenda or organize priorities.
Key Dates:
  • December 7
12 - 1 pm
Global Entrepreneurship Week 2021

Archives from Penn State University's Global Entrepreneurship Week 2021

Access archives from The Abington LaunchBox events from Global Entrepreneurship Week 2021.

Global Entrepreneurship Week Events

Featured Video: The Age of Engagement: Featuring Content Creator Brian Saviano

Content creation is quickly becoming a pathway for many to exercise their creative energy and launch their first entrepreneurial efforts. During this interactive YouTube livestream, participants can connect with a content creator as they share their experiences launching and building platforms for engagement.

Brian Saviano is an online personality that makes content for all ages across a variety of mediums. Since his first gameplay tutorials created in his grandparents office over 10 years ago, he’s been sharing stories while playing his favorite video games. Brian brings his infectious humor, extensive knowledge, and relatability into everything he does.
Abington LaunchBox Podcast Channel

Penn State Abington Podcast Channel

The Abington LaunchBox launched its newest outlet to connect with the entrepreneurial community in and around Penn State Abington. The Abington Launchbox Podcast Channel exists to inspire, equip, and prepare current and future entrepreneurs with resources to guide their journey.

Check out our weekly podcast, Entrepreneurship 101. Each week we look at 3 topics and guests share their perspectives in just 101 seconds.

You can find Entrepreneurship 101 and lots of other audio only content through podcasting platforms.
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Penn State Abington Student Entrepreneurs

Penn State Abington Student entrepreneur, Nino Efendic, worked on his business while working on his degree.

Learn more about Nino and his business in this video.

You can also watch Nino compete in the Inc. U competition where student entrepreneurs across Penn State compete for $30,000 of investment in their companies. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nbb_RHQMq3M

Abington LaunchBox Live

Abington LaunchBox Live offers a wide range of the online content including podcasts, recordings of webinars, and live stream events covering variety of topics for Penn State students, start up businesses, and entrepreneurs.

Early-Stage Business Advisory Services

Whether you are looking for ongoing guidance, a session or two to get some inspiration, or interested in learning more about starting your business, the Abington LaunchBox is ready to help.

Penn State Law Entrepreneur Assistance Clinic

Provides a variety of free legal services related to startups.

Penn State Law Intellectual Property Clinic

Provides entrepreneurs free assistance to determine if they have intellectual property and how to protect it.

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news & events

Serie de Conferencistas de Emprendimiento: Alejandro Acosta Garcia
Note: This webinar is presented in Spanish. Watch the webinar here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WUAW9Lg0Yo Part of the Hazleton, Abington, and Berks LaunchBox Entrepreneurship Speaker Series Presented in Spanish. Alejandro Acosta Garcia, an experienced consultant in strategic planning, organizational structure and more, will...
Abington LaunchBox Podcast Channel Launching in 2021
The Abington LaunchBox launched its newest outlet to connect with the entrepreneurial community in and around Penn State Abington.  The Abington Launchbox Podcast Channel exists to inspire, equip, and prepare current and future entrepreneurs with resources to guide their journey. ...
Brands and Fans – LEGO – Building Fan Engagement: November 17 from 1:00 – 2:30 pm
Featuring: Flynn DeMarco and Richard Board from LEGO Masters Most businesses choose to find customers via product development and promotion of those products. More and more however, business is starting to integrate the two. What if, instead promoting a new...

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