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About Us

Launching Your Ideas
About

We Are The Hub That Assists Local Entrepreneurs Build Their Businesses

Our mission is to be the hub that connects local entrepreneurs to the support, resources, and facilities they need to build a sustainable and scalable business with a viable plan for growth.

By centralizing our no-cost services, we help entrepreneurs to avoid the common mistakes startups often face and enable them to focus their time on de-risking and growing their businesses.

A 5 Step Process

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Hello!

John Drake

John Drake

Launchbox Operations Director & Director of The Center for Business Development and Community Outreach

Office Phone: 570-963-2600
Office Location: Gallagher Conference Center, 108
Mailing Address:
120 Ridge View Drive
108 GALLAGHER CONFERENCE CENTER
PENN STATE SCRANTON
120 RIDGE VIEW DRIVE
DUNMORE, PA 18512
Frank Sorokach

Frank Sorokach

Launchbox Education Director & Instructor, Business and Economics

Office Phone: 570 963 2671
Office Location: Business Building, 110
Mailing Address:
120 Ridge View Drive
0006 Dawson Building
Dunmore, PA 18512
Fred Aebli

Fred Aebli

Program Co-Coordinator (Internships), Instructor, Information Sciences and Technology

 

Office Phone: 570 963 2592
Office Location: Dawson Building, 212E
Mailing Address:
120 Ridge View Drive
Dunmore, PA 18512

What We Do

Idea Formation/Assessment

Assist participants in developing viable business concepts. This process includes guiding them through Market Research and the development of a Feasibility Study.

Training

Educate participants in Business, Legal, and Funding Concepts. This stage will also help individuals to develop skills necessary to be successful, such as critical thinking and problem solving. A major part of the training will consist of an online “How to Build a Start-up” course.

Orientation

Participants will be mentored in defining and refining the business concept. Includes assistance in the development of a Business Model.

Business Plan Development

Assist entrepreneur to organize information to create their business plan.

Advancement/Assessment

Our team will review the progress of the person’s body of work and skill competencies. Participants whom are fully prepared will enter the next stage of the program.

Office

611 Cedar Ave
Scranton, PA 18505

Contact Us

scrantonoutreach@psu.edu

  • 570-800-5349
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