For Entrepreneurs and Innovators

Mont Alto LaunchBox is an entrepreneurial space, connecting regional entrepreneurs and small business owners to resources to build sustainable and scalable businesses.

Ready to turn your idea into a business?

LaunchBox Pop-Ups

The Mont Alto LaunchBox has opened two, remote locations (Pop-Ups) for the convenience of local innovators and entrepreneurs. Stop by and ask questions about starting a business, finding funding or just to kick around some ideas. LaunchBox resources are free services for area entrepreneurs and small businesses.
  • 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Greater Waynesboro Area Chamber of Commerce, 118 Walnut St., Suite 111, Waynesboro
  • 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce, 217 E Baltimore Street, Greencastle
Key Dates:
  • Visit the LaunchBox Pop-Ups on the First and Third Tuesday of Every Month

LION Tank™ Pitch Competition

LION Tank is an annual event, which resembles the popular television show “Shark Tank,”  and gives competitors a chance to pitch their business ideas to a panel of judges. This exciting event is held at the Mont Alto campus and virtually, via Zoom.



Idea TestLab Virtual Accelerator Program

This no-cost, 4 week program helps you figure out if you can turn your idea into a viable business. Work with our coaches to better define the problem you are trying to solve, your target market, and how your startup solution will provide value.


Mont Alto LaunchBox holds professional and personal development workshops and events for local innovators and entrepreneurs at no cost.

No-Cost Legal Business Resources

The Penn State Entrepreneur Assistance Clinic provides a variety of free legal services to startups looking to start a company in Pennsylvania.

No-Cost Intellectual Property Resources

The Penn State Law Intellectual Property Clinic provides entrepreneurs in Pennsylvania free assistance to determine if they have intellectual property and how to protect it.

news & events

Winners Announced for LION Tank™ 2023
MONT ALTO, Pa. – Two Penn State students Stephen Leshko and Omar Rady won first place at the 2023 LION Tank™ pitch competition. LION Tank, hosted by the Mont Alto LaunchBox, was held at 6 p.m., Wednesday, March 22, at Penn...
2023 Idea TestLab Winners Announced
The Penn State Mont Alto and York LaunchBoxes would like to congratulate the winners of the 2023 Idea TestLab Pitch Competition! The competition concluded a five-week-long virtual business idea accelerator during which selected startups received coaching and training to identify...
Penn State Berks student wins first prize at 2022 Mont Alto LaunchBox LION Tank™
Penn State student Nathan Bonslaver won first place during the 2022 LION Tank™ pitch competition for his startup CarToCamp, which manufactures custom sleeping platforms for vehicles to enhance the car-camping experience. LION Tank, which is staged by the Mont Alto LaunchBox,...

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