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.
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.
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.
Resources for entrepreneurs
Resource Navigator: A searchable inventory of entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystem resources around our 21 innovation spaces across Pennsylvania.
Penn State Law Entrepreneur Assistance Clinic: This clinic allows Penn State Law students to represent entrepreneurs, startups, and nonprofit organizations in a setting similar to a small law firm.
Penn State Law Intellectual Property Clinic: This clinic provides Penn State Law students an opportunity to gain practice-ready skills in intellectual property law while assisting aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners.
Penn State Dickinson Law’s “Inside Entrepreneurship Law” blog: This blog is designed to aid entrepreneurs and their counsel by providing information on relevant topics.
Penn State Libraries Business Research Services: This resource provides information on competition, consumer demographics, trends, attitudes and behavior data, and will help you determine market size, demand and segments. Also includes library resources to support entrepreneurial study.