Established in May 2016, Penn State Schuylkill LionLaunch supports the local economy by providing programming, training, and mentorship for budding entrepreneurs and small business owners. It is part of the Invent Penn State program, Penn State's Commonwealth-wide initiative to spur economic development, job creation, and student career success.
LionLaunch Program Features
The LionLaunch Boot Camp is a rigorous six-week program available to students and local community members seeking insight on how to start or grow a small business.
Do you have an idea for a small business? Pitch your plan and make your dreams a reality! This program gives you the opportunity to request and earn up to $5,000 in funding.
Let's Do Lunch with the Experts is a professional development series designed to help busy professionals advance their entrepreneurial skills. Join in to hear local experts share their experience, knowledge, and insight regarding a variety of business-related issues. Click here to learn more and register for a lunch!
Penn State Schuylkill LionLaunch will host an SBA-sponsored training program to help veterans learn how to succeed as a small business owner or entrepreneur. Click here to learn more about this program and how to register.
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 invent.psu.edu.
Penn State Schuylkill's LionLaunch program is proudly supported by the following community partners: