07/26/2022
Take a seat in Ben Franklin’s startup boot camp, and you could take home $10,000

By Staff Writer Registration is open for this fall’s TechCelerator@StateCollege — a virtual, 10-week business startup bootcamp that helps entrepreneurs expand their network, engage with other successful entrepreneurs, discuss their business model with experts and develop a pitch that could win up to $10,000. The weekly ZOOM sessions will be on Tuesdays, Sept. 13–Nov. 29, […]

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07/26/2022
Educating Happy Valley’s next generation of changemakers

By David Rockower Delta middle teacher, Paul McCormick, leads a whole-school community-building activity (Credit: David Rockower)   It’s tough to have a conversation about State College without mentioning academics. Being near Penn State — one of the 20 largest universities in the country — education is everywhere. However, living under the blue and white umbrella […]

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07/19/2022
Grow your ag idea with Ben Franklin’s Big Idea contest

By Staff Writer Do you have a startup concept revolving around agriculture, food or beverages? Ben Franklin Technology Partners’ BIG IDEA contests have awarded over $2 million in cash prizes to startups in central and northern Pennsylvania, and the newest BIG IDEA contest is focused on innovators who are developing new products or processes in […]

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07/19/2022
A community of thought leaders can always be found at Happy Valley’s co.space

By Stephanie Kalina-Metzger Each semester, the individuals living at the co.space attend a retreat to bond and get to know each other.   You could say that Spud Marshall and Christian Baum specialize in community, with a goal of bringing people together for a positive purpose, while fulfilling a need. The two are known among […]

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07/19/2022
A master class in collaboration

By Cara Aungst After success with the NASA 3D-printed Mars Habitat challenge, several researchers formed X-Hab 3D, an expeditionary 3D printing company.   There’s an unassuming building on a through-street of CATO Park. It was once a North American Refractories Company (NARCO) building and, if you’ve ever driven past it — chances are that you […]

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07/12/2022
Phospholutions gets investment from global ag companies

By Staff Writer Happy Valley-launched startup Phospholutions Inc., a leader in sustainable fertilizer technology, has announced additional investment from leading global agricultural companies to support commercialization of RhizoSorb® in the US row crop market. The recent funding includes investment from Ospraie Ag Sciences, Bunge Ventures, the for-profit, global investment arm of Bunge, and UPL Ltd. […]

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