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Launch Lane

We invest in founders to scale promising tech, tech-enabled and digital health startups

Diverse group of businesspeople brainstorm ideas on how to scale company.

About Launch Lane

Launch Lane helps tech and tech-enabled startups transition from prototype to sales and customer acquisition. The accelerator utilizes an anonymous application to de-bias the selection process. This proven methodology has resulted in over half of our participants being women or minority-led and with 85% of participants still in business.

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Aron Starosta

Vice President, Commercialization & New Ventures

Who is this program for?

Program Benefits


We provide participants with up to $50,000 as an uncapped SAFE note.

Customized Support

Our curriculum matches companies to professionals with specific skills to help you meet individual milestones. We’re focused on helping you pilot your prototype, get first revenue, establish corporate partnerships, hire talent and raise capital.

Access to Our Network

Launch Lane gives you access to the Science Center’s expansive network and that of the Launch Lane leadership team including accomplished and established members of Philadelphia’s innovation ecosystem. We provide participants with warm introductions to key healthcare stakeholders and investors in the Greater Philadelphia region.

Shared Workspace

Launch Lane participants have access to shared workspace at our ic@3401 incubator, home to Philadelphia’s largest community of funded early-stage companies.

Launch Lane Impact

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Program FAQs

Launch Lane Participants

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Knowledge is vital. Networks are essential. We are the ecosystem builders. Learn more about engaging with the Science Center as an advisor, mentor or by participating in our events as a speaker, attendee or volunteer.

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