COVID-19 Resources

Thank you for being flexible given the circumstance our world is facing and working together to minimize the potential spread of the coronavirus within our community.

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Penn State DuBois Continuing and Community Education is also available to assist regional businesses.

The NorthCentral PA LaunchBox Virtual Tour provided by Visit Clearfield County

It’s a good time to start up.

From accelerator programs, to legal advice, to co-working space, we're here to help.

Supporting manufacturing competitiveness and workforce needs,
growing and attracting talented innovators and entrepreneurs,
and creating new high-knowledge, high-technology businesses in the region.

Clearfield County CARES Act Grant Round 2

Deadline November 15

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Technical Training Center

The North Central PA LaunchBox and Penn State DuBois offer customized corporate training programs developed and facilitated by subject matter experts who are highly credentialed in their fields. Courses include:
  • Blueprint Reading
  • Die Setter Training Program
  • Fracture and Failure Analysis
  • Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T)
  • Supervision Essentials Series

Invest in our Shared Future

The sustainability of the North Central PA LaunchBox relies on the contributions of alumni, friends, and community leaders who see the potential for our campus to serve as a launching point for students and entrepreneurs. For a limited time, the University is offering a one-to-one match for gifts of $25,000 or more to establish a named endowment directed toward the North Central PA LaunchBox—doubling your gift and doubling your support for generations to come. Now is the perfect time for community members who share our entrepreneurial vision to invest in our own region’s future. An individual donor or company that commits a single gift or pledge commitment of $1 million to fully endow the North Central PA LaunchBox will receive the University match and will be offered LaunchBox naming rights. Program deadline: June 30, 2022, or until $1 million in matching funds have been awarded, whichever happens first.

Co-working Space

Our no-cost co-working space is open to the public:

Mon-Fri from 8:30 am -5:00 pm

Whether a startup company or an established business, North Central PA LaunchBox provides access to a co-working space, located in DuBois, to allow for collaboration and the advancement of ideas and initiatives.

Campus Connections

Campus Connections offers students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to create a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem on campus, located in the Swift Building.

Penn State Law Entrepreneur Assistance Clinic

Provides a variety of free legal services related to startups.

Penn State Law Intellectual Property Clinic

Provides entrepreneurs free assistance to determine if they have intellectual property and how to protect it.

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news & events

There is still time to enter DuBois’ $50,000 Big Idea Contest before Sept. 21
DUBOIS, Pa. — Ben Franklin Technology Partners has once again teamed up with the North Central PA LaunchBox and a list of other partners to offer the BIG Idea Contest. Partners are looking for tech innovators or small manufacturers located...
North Central PA LaunchBox receives support from $50,000 Jennifer L. Reynolds-Hamilton Endowment
DuBOIS – Local financial advisor Jennifer L. Reynolds-Hamilton has pledged $25,000 to establish The Jennifer L. Reynolds-Hamilton Endowment in Support of the North Central PA LaunchBox. Penn State, as part of the Greater Penn State for 21st Century Excellence Campaign...
North Central PA LaunchBox survey aims to help businesses recover from COVID-19
DUBOIS, Pa. — Results are in from a survey distributed by the North Central PA LaunchBox intended to explore the needs of regional businesses as they endure the COVID-19 crisis, with an eye on reopening when possible. Serving the counties...
Invent Penn State Innovation Hub Network pivots to offer digital resources
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Across Pennsylvania, the Invent Penn State innovation hub network has pivoted to deliver needed programming and services online amid facility closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Adapting and moving rapidly, directors are using technology to reach entrepreneurs and...
At the North Central PA LaunchBox, collaboration is reigniting the region
DUBOIS, Pa. — Laughing Owl Press in Kane is developing software that brings digital convenience to high-end letterpress printed products. Wilds Sonshine Factory is distilling a new spirit derived from a sunflower plant grown solely in the Pennsylvania Wilds region. These are two of...
Winners of Techcelerator Competition receive $10K award
DUBOIS, Pa. — Two award-winning entrepreneurs will split the $10,000 top prize for business ideas submitted to Ben Franklin Technology Partner’s Techcelerator Competition. Kristen and Boyd Lewis with EasyRaising fundraising will receive $5,000 to be used for the development of...

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