We are Wilkes-Barre LaunchBox!

We offer entrepreneurial programs and resources to our campus, local school districts and community.

Have an interest in understanding how to be entrepreneurial?

Come explore with us.

Entrepreneurship & Innovation Programs

Whether you have a business idea to develop or are just starting out, we have an accelerator program that’s right for you. Programs are low- or no-cost and offer chances to win prizes to help get your business idea going.

Wilkes-Barre Connect

Through our partnership with Wilkes-Barre Connect, we are able to offer additional entrepreneurial and economic development resources to meet the business community’s needs.

Student Engagement Opportunities

We are all about student engagement in entrepreneurship within our area schools and on campus. We offer:

  • Teen Entrepreneur Challenge
  • Dual Enrollment
  • FBLA Leadership & Entrepreneurship Workshop
  • Business & Entrepreneurship Club
  • Internships

Get no-cost legal advice.

The Penn State Entrepreneur Assistance Clinic provides a variety of free legal services to startups looking to start a company in Pennsylvania.

Get no-cost intellectual property advice.

The Penn State Law Intellectual Property Clinic provides entrepreneurs in Pennsylvania free assistance to determine if they have intellectual property and how to protect it.

news & events

Young entrepreneurs benefit from programming through Penn State Wilkes-Barre
DALLAS, Pa. — Penn State Wilkes-Barre and its LaunchBox are supporting entrepreneurship beginning at the high school level through programming and partnerships in the region. The campus has hosted a Teen Entrepreneurial Challenge the last few summers, with high school students attending...
Penn State Wilkes-Barre to host talk on semiconductor industry in the region
DALLAS, Pa. — Industry executives, economic development professionals, community leaders and educators are invited to attend a forum at Penn State Wilkes-Barre that will focus on the federal CHIPS and Science Act designed to revitalize the domestic semiconductor industry. The...
Penn State Wilkes-Barre provides support, feedback for entrepreneurs
DALLAS, Pa. — Penn State Wilkes-Barre partnered with several other campuses to help potential entrepreneurs in the community test the viability of their ideas. The Northeast Region Idea TestLab, offered through the Wilkes-Barre, Hazleton and Lehigh Valley campuses, brought together...

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.