It’s a good time to start up.
Interested in having your own business? We’re here to help.
How can we help?
Located at the Penn State Beaver Valley campus in Monaca, we connect Beaver Valley 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 avoid the common mistakes startups often face and enable them to focus their time on growing their business.
- Business advice and mentorship
- Legal and intellectual property services
- Educational workshops and speaker series
Library Open Hours
Join us weekly at our "Open Hours" which will take place from 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Carnegie Free Library of Beaver Falls. Community members can come learn about the resources available to them and have their questions answered by our partners in person at the library. We hope to see you there!
Social Media 101
Our social media workshops are designed to help you leverage social media best practices for your business. Whether you are a total beginner with no online presence or if you already have a following, we are here to provide tips, tricks, tools and feedback to help you reach your social media goals.
Beaver Valley LaunchBox Idea DesignLab
The Idea DesignLab focuses on developing the entrepreneurial mindset, identifying business opportunities and market trends and sculpting the business idea with a ready-to-use elevator pitch. DesignLab is primarily based on games and hands-on activities to let the participants experience and develop creative thinking and problem solving skills so that they can develop and refine their business ideas.
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.
Invent Penn State investment
University campuses involved
Student internships created
news & events
January 23, 2020
Visit a local library and you might notice a new corner designed to inspire your entrepreneurial spirit. The Beaver Valley LaunchBox partnered with the Beaver County Library System to establish Creative Corners in each area library. The Beaver Valley LaunchBox...
December 6, 2019
Penn State Beaver held its fourth annual Lion’s Den competition Nov. 14. Eight ideas for new products were presented to a panel of judges during the "Shark Tank"-style competition. “Lion’s Den provides a platform for our students to learn and...
December 6, 2019
As part of its Invent Penn State initiative, the University today announced four new seed grants, each valued at $50,000, designed to bolster entrepreneurship and economic development in communities surrounding Penn State campuses across the commonwealth. Penn State Beaver is one of...
January 9, 2023
Setting goals is an important step for any entrepreneur, and as we enter 2023, now is a great time to start thinking about your goals for the year ahead. By setting specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound (SMART) goals, you...
Tools for Entrepreneurs, Innovators, and Industry
Our Navigators are built with you in mind. See what Penn State has to offer.
The Resource Navigator showcases entrepreneurship and innovation resources in Penn State University communities across Pennsylvania.
The Intellectual Property Navigator is a showcase of Penn State University’s intellectual property available for licensing.
The Startup Navigator is a showcase of startups with Penn State DNA.