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L. Valley LaunchBox accepting applications for summer camp

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by The Press in School

Creative collaboration fuels innovation, and the Teen Entrepreneurship Summer Challenge is poised to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs!

Penn State Lehigh Valley, Lehigh Valley LaunchBox and Perkiomen School is offering a two-week summer camp for rising high school juniors and seniors interested in developing the foundation for a successful business or product idea June 18-29.

Students will learn key strategies for launching a startup and developing an entrepreneurial spirit from Penn State professors, Perkiomen School teachers, business leaders and LaunchBox grant recipients.

Field trips and hands-on, real-world exercises will expose them to the confidence and knowledge required to consider their own entrepreneurial journey.

Students will attend programs at Penn State Lehigh Valley during the day and at Perkiomen School in the evening.

They will reside at Perkiomen School, which sits on a 165-acre campus with residential, athletic and academic facilities.

Their Innovation Center offers programming in modern technologies, 3D virtual reality, additive manufacturing, computer design and rapid prototyping.

The TESC culminates in a ‘Shark Tank’ style pitch competition, where students will present their ideas for a solution that addresses a real-world business problem to a panel of judges, who choose a winner based on predetermined criteria.

This gives TESC students the opportunity to develop different perspectives, build a personal brand, work as a team, connect to future employers and explore STEM educational programming.

The cost per student includes housing, activities, meals and transportation.

Dual enrollment is available for an additional cost, which includes three college credits transferrable to the college or university of the student’s choice.

Interested students may apply online.

Applications submitted by May 15 will receive first priority.

For more information about the Teen Entrepreneurship Summer Challenge, visit, call 610-285-5208 or email