The Mont Alto LaunchBox partners with the following organizations to provide services to entrepreneurs in Franklin County.
The SBDC located at Shippensburg University provides no-cost confidential consulting and low- cost training to small business owners and potential entrepreneurs in Adams, Cumberland, Franklin, and York counties. The SBDC helps entrepreneurs make sound decisions for the successful operation of their business.
DCED provides business assistance to businesses doing business in Pennsylvania. This includes business financing, technical assistance, expansion and relocation, and tax-free zones.
SCORE provides help to start or grow a business by pairing entrepreneurs with a mentor, providing small business advice, offering local workshops and online mentoring. Resources include live and recorded webinars, on-demand courses, and a Business Learning Center.
The FCADC works to retain businesses in Franklin County and help them expand their operations. It also works to attract new businesses that will diversify and strengthen the local economy and offers assistance to individuals considering business startups. It packages and administers low interest loans and assists with site location.
Penn TAP at Penn State is a statewide technical assistance organization charged with supporting Pennsylvania businesses and anchor institutions, including manufacturers and entrepreneurs. It is a department within Penn State Outreach and Online Education. It can provide clients with assistance from faculty, staff, and students, and a rich network of government entities and private organizations. It focuses on two primary areas of expertise: Energy and Environmental Services and Innovation Services.
BFTP provides both early-stage, technology-based firms and established manufacturers with funding, business and technical expertise, and access to a network of innovative, expert resources. BFTP is a DCED imitative and is funded by the Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority. It is ranked in the top 10 Venture Capital Firms in the nation by Entrepreneur Magazine.
The Penn State Law Entrepreneur Assistance Clinic allows students to represent entrepreneurs, startups, and nonprofit organizations in a setting similar to a small law firm. Under the direction of Professor of Practice Tom Sharbaugh, students provide legal services to the clinic’s clients in much the same manner as practicing lawyers.
Dickinson Law’s Business Law Society is a student organization that works with Professor Samantha Prince to help emerging startups within the Penn State University LaunchBox program and across Pennsylvania by hosting workshops and lectures designed to assist aspiring entrepreneurs in pre- and post-venture stages of startup development with the legal tools necessary for success.
CADC invests in real estate and owns four business and commercial parks that house many businesses and industries providing more than 3,000 jobs. CADC uses the revenue from it’s buildings to advance the economic health of the community.