By Staff Writer
The LaunchBox's offerings are expansive, addressing various entrepreneurial needs:
Furthermore, beyond just being an incubator, the LaunchBox is a vibrant community hub. It functions as a FREE co-working space open to the public from 8-5, Monday to Friday, offering free amenities like coffee, Wi-Fi, conference rooms, and an atmosphere that fosters creativity and inclusivity.
Despite our discussions and praises of LaunchBox's services and resources in our articles on HappyValley Industry, we are curious about its tangible impact. What do the numbers show about its influence on the entrepreneurship scene?
Impact Metrics of the Happy Valley LaunchBox powered by PNC Bank for the 2022-23 Fiscal Year:
Additionally, the LaunchBox undertakes initiatives beyond these metrics:
Lastly, Happy Valley LaunchBox recently celebrated the opening of its sister organization OriginLabs, which will broaden the horizon for local innovators. A state-of-the-art maker space, Origin Labs encourages community members, along with Penn State affiliates, to materialize their prototyping dreams, from CNC work and welding to laser printing and microelectronics.
While these numbers, programs, and offerings are undoubtedly impressive, Happy Valley Launchbox’s greatest success is not about investment dollars secured, products launched or jobs created; while those are all necessary parts of the puzzle, it all comes down to changing lives, as Jason Huber, coworking manager and startup consultant, told us in a past interview. He said, “Helping to change people’s lives is our greatest success story. A key part of what we do, in addition to helping people launch businesses, is building entrepreneurs. It’s exciting that we can connect them with so many experts and really smart people who can advance their ideas.”
Learn more about the Happy Valley LaunchBox powered by PNC Bank at happyvalley.launchbox.psu.edu