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Spring events flex Happy Valley’s networking and innovation muscle

Venture & IP Conference — April 28-29 What it is: The Invent Penn State Venture & IP Conference is one of the largest tech startup conferences in the Mid-Atlantic. The conference highlights innovations from high growth and emerging markets including IT, energy, advanced manufacturing, biotechnology, health care, B2B and B2C among others.  With more than […]

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Tolstoy, tech and why Happy Valley is the #1 place for startups today

Five questions with Ben Franklin’s John Sider   For the last 8 years, John Sider has been an innovation matchmaker, pairing growing companies with capital to get them to the next level (he also led Ben Franklin’s effort in creating the $11 million venture capital fund 1855 Capital based in State College). This spring, he’s […]

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5 questions with a Happy Valley CEO: Juan Mario Gomez with Xact Metal

Sometimes in business, it’s all about how the stars align. Xact Metal’s CEO Juan Mario Gomez spent decades working as an executive with GE before leaving to pursue a more entrepreneurial environment. A seemingly kismet meeting started what’s now a fast-growing company. After leaving GE, Gomez connected with Invent Penn State and the Happy Valley […]

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Not just a number: Navengage helps every student find their voice

In 2021, total enrollment in Penn State University was more than 88,000. Imagine being one voice in that large crowd and trying to find your way. At institutions large and small, it’s all too easy for students to feel as though they’re just another number, despite the college or university’s best efforts. But what if […]

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Nittany Laser’s Tech Solves Defense and Energy’s Biggest (and Tiniest) Problems

What makes Nittany Laser Technologies stand out from its competitors? The fact that there are no competitors — not on this continent, anyway. Drew Nissly’s Philipsburg-based laser welding and cladding company is one of just a handful like it anywhere, and they are solving problems in industries around the world. The company flies under the […]

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Zoom Training on Building Your Brand to Attract Penn State Talent

Building Your Brand and Recruiting Penn State TalentJanuary 12, 202211:00 am - 12:00 pmRegister HEREThere is a fierce competition for talent!Learn how to win the war for talent? Attend this one hour Zoom training to learn some valuable information to help your company effectively recruit Penn State talent. At this session you will: • Understand […]

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