Central Pennsylvania’s Resource for Early-Stage Life Sciences Funding and Entrepreneurial Support.

Though long and full of challenges, the trail from discovery to commercialization is not impossible to navigate. But you need help.

In addition to your great idea, you need a partner guide who knows the terrain, who can lead that idea to market. You need project funding, experienced leadership, a command of the process, strategic insight, an array of contacts, and the shared conviction that your idea is strong enough to go the distance.

We can be that partner guide. At the Life Sciences Greenhouse of Central Pennsylvania (LSGPA), our missionThe mission of the Life Sciences Greenhouse of Central Pennsylvania is to advance the life sciences and to improve the lives of Pennsylvanians through improved healthcare and enhanced economic opportunity. is to evaluate discoveries in the life sciencesA cluster of scientific disciplines concerned with human life and health. Included are many branches of biology (e.g., molecular biology, cell biology) and chemistry (e.g., biochemistry), as well as some areas of genetics, physics and materials science, among others. and invest in the handful we believe are most likely to advance human health and the regional economy.

Our investment goes way beyond early stage financing. When the opportunity is right, we mobilize our team of seasoned professionals who know every step on the entrepreneurial path, every twist and turn, every obstacle, as well as every bridge and clearing.

As an independent, not-for-profit, private venture capital investment company, we have every right to say no. But as entrepreneurial veterans committed to improving human health and regional development, we have a profound interest in saying yes.

  • The Funding Process

    The Funding Process

    The Life Sciences Greenhouse of Central Pennsylvania provides investment funding up to $1 million in milestone-driven convertible…

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  • Our Resource Center


    It’s a familiar scenario. You hear about a discovery that could lead to the cure for this disease or that debilitating…

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  • The 'PA' in LSGPA


    The Life Sciences Greenhouse of Central Pennsylvania’s 42-county service area contains more than 60 institutions of higher …

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