Our 4-week Idea TestLab helps you get a better handle on what problem your customer really has, where they hang out, and what value you can provide that others can’t.

The Idea TestLab is open to the public as well as Penn State affiliated individuals (students, staff, and faculty) and includes:
  • 4 weekly 2-hour sessions where all teams learn about customer discovery tips and techniques and receive guidance on how to apply these techniques to their specific idea
  • 24x7 access to our facility for the duration of the 4-week program
  • Optional 1-on-1 coaching
By the end of the 4 weeks, you’ll have a clearer idea of the problem or job your customer is trying to accomplish, what they are doing now to solve it, how that's working, what motivates them to keep looking for a solution, and how you can provide value to them with your solution.  

Successful teams are fast-tracked into our Accelerator program.

Key dates:

  • The 2-hour group meetings will be held from 6-8PM on the following Wednesdays here at the LaunchBox: Feb 7, 14, 21, and 28th.
  • Optional 30-minute 1-on-1 mentor meetings can be scheduled during open office hours: Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 1:30 -4:30pm starting after Feb 7th.
 We look forward to reviewing your application.

Lee Erickson
Chief Amplifier, Happy Valley LaunchBox