The Mont Alto LaunchBox is an initiative of Invent Penn State.
Launched in 2015 by Penn State President Eric Barron, Invent Penn State is a $30 million initiative redefining the University’s land grant mission to include entrepreneurship and innovation, programs, tools, and resources that accelerate the movement of great ideas to the marketplace and make a substantial economic development impact in Pennsylvania and beyond.
Invent Penn State is a coordinated effort spanning 24 campuses, all academic colleges – including the College of Medicine and Penn State Law – and numerous institutes and centers. Countless Penn Staters, community leaders and industry partners have contributed to develop what has quickly become a burgeoning entrepreneurship ecosystem surrounding Penn State, one that provides resources and support to faculty, staff, students, and community innovators.
Entrepreneurs enjoy free access to accelerator programs, co-working space, legal and IP advice, mentorship, rapid prototyping, pitch competitions and funding.
The Mont Alto LaunchBox is one of 21 ‘Innovation Hub” across the Commonwealth offering free services to entrepreneurs.