Making Ideas Reality

Our passion is helping early-stage entrepreneurs take the first step in building the business they've always dreamed about.
For entrepreneurs
Hosted virtually and supported by the Penn State York campus, York LaunchBox is a space connecting the York, Hanover, Lancaster, and surrounding area 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 York LaunchBox, the initiative intends to increase the number of entrepreneurs in the community.
  • Legal and Intellectual Property Services
  • Early Stage Entrepreneurship Workshops
  • Entrepreneurial Speaker Series
  • One-on-one Consultations

Idea TestLab Virtual Accelerator

Have a business idea? Figure out how to turn it into a viable business. Idea TestLab is a "customer discovery" investigation designed to help you better understand the customer, the problem you're trying to solve, and how to provide value in a differentiated way.
  • 4 week startup accelerator
  • 1:1 coaching
  • No affiliation with Penn State required for application
Key Dates:
  • Applications are now open for the 2024 program.

Early-Stage Business Advisory Services

Whether you are looking for ongoing guidance, a session or two to get some inspiration, or learning more about starting your business, the York 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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Tools for Entrepreneurs, Innovators, and Industry

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

Resource Navigator

The Resource Navigator showcases entrepreneurship and innovation resources in Penn State University communities across Pennsylvania.

IP Navigator

The Intellectual Property Navigator is a showcase of Penn State University’s intellectual property available for licensing.

Startup Navigator

The Startup Navigator is a showcase of startups with Penn State DNA.