Campus community invited to learn more about Lehigh Valley Launchbox

April 13, 2016

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. — Penn State Lehigh Valley students, faculty and staff are invited to learn more about Lehigh Valley LaunchBox at an introductory event on campus. The event will take place from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. on Thursday, April 28, in Room 224 at the campus in Center Valley.

The program will feature an overview of Lehigh Valley Launchbox, an explanation of the application process and a presentation by George Richie, a micro grant recipient and CEO of Crowdplsr Inc. Crowdplsr is a crowdfunding app that also provides real-time access to the demand from fans for concerts and events within specific markets.

A facilitated discussion on how students, faculty and staff can incorporate entrepreneurship into their education, teaching and daily work will close the program. Walk-ins are welcome. Light refreshments will be served.

The goal of Lehigh Valley LaunchBox is to encourage entrepreneurial thinking and support startups as they develop into scalable businesses. Micro grant recipients benefit from free co-working and meeting spaces at Velocity (532 Hamilton Street, Allentown); professional development; consultation and research resources; mentorship from local entrepreneurs and Penn State alumni will also help with business planning.

Lehigh Valley LaunchBox is a signature program of the Invent Penn State initiative and was created in collaboration with community and University entrepreneurship supporters. 

For more information about Lehigh Valley LaunchBox, visit, or email Faculty Liaison Mike Krajsa at or

Information regarding the Invent Penn State initiative is available through

Last Updated April 13, 2016