Several LionLaunch events depicted, including the Business Plan Competition winners, the Innovation Hub ribbon-cutting ceremony, etc.

Business Plan Competition

Business Plan Competition

Are you looking for small business startup funding?

Do you have an idea for a small business, but need a leg up? Then pitch your idea to make your dream a reality! The Business Plan Competition gives you the opportunity to request and earn up to $5,000 in startup funding and free office space.

The next LionLaunch Business Plan Competition will take place in January 2018. Please check back for more details!

Note: This competition is only open to adults who live, work or volunteer in Schuylkill County.

Invent Penn State 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