New Kensington innovation hub to help accelerate opportunities

Exterior signage showing The Corner

Exterior and signage of The Corner, Penn State New Kensington’s innovation hub at 701 Fifth Ave. in downtown New Kensington.

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NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. – Members of the Penn State New Kensington and local Alle-Kiski Valley community are invited to explore their ideas at the upcoming Corner Launchbox Opportunity Accelerator. The free, 10-week course will be held at the campus’ innovation hub, The Corner, starting in February.

Accepted participants will meet for nine two-hour sessions during the program period, as well as work independently on their business ideas. Experienced coaches and mentors will work with individuals and teams as they move forward through the program. In addition, participants will receive weekly one-on-one coaching and have access to The Corner during the program, legal support through Penn State’s Entrepreneurial and Intellectual Property Law Clinics, up to $3,000 for customer discovery for qualified teams, LaunchBox Startup Support Package for qualifying businesses and other potential micro-grant opportunities.

The program is scheduled for Tuesdays from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. beginning on Feb. 4 and ending April 7. All sessions are held at The Corner, located at 701 Fifth Ave. in New Kensington.

The Corner Launchbox Opportunity Accelerator is free, but those interested in the program must apply by filling out a brief online application

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