What is the Abington LaunchBox

Our mission is to be the “hub” that connects local entrepreneurs to the support, resources, and facilities they need to build a sustainable and scalable business with a viable plan for growth. By centralizing our no-cost services, we help entrepreneurs to avoid the common mistakes startups often face and enable them to focus their time on de-risking and growing their businesses.

For Entrepreneurs
As part of the Invent Penn State initiative, Abington LaunchBox at Penn State Abington offers support to small businesses and entrepreneurs in the region. Abington LaunchBox is open to all – no affiliation with Penn State is required to utilize our services. Many of the services available to startups and early-stage entrepreneurs are available at no cost.
We Offer:
  • Educational and Inspirational Events
  • Pitch Competitions
  • 1:1 Coaching and Mentorship
  • Legal and Intellectual Property Services

Invest in our Shared Future

The sustainability of the Abington LaunchBox relies on the contributions of alumni, friends, and community leaders who see the potential for our campus to serve as a launching point for students and entrepreneurs.

For a limited time, the University is offering a one-to-one match for gifts of $25,000 or more to establish a named endowment directed toward the Abington LaunchBox—doubling your gift and doubling your support for generations to come. Now is the perfect time for community members who share our entrepreneurial vision to invest in our own region’s future.

An individual donor or company that commits a single gift or pledge commitment of $1 million to fully endow the Abington LaunchBox will receive the University match and will be offered LaunchBox naming rights.

Program deadline: June 30, 2022, or until $1 million in matching funds have been awarded, whichever happens first.