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Penn State students on the future of work

Photo Credit: Penn State University By Holly Riddle It used to be all about millennials. They ate too much avocado toast. They needed participation trophies. Helicopter parents made them aimless. Now, Gen Z adults, those under 26, are both up-and-coming college graduates and the newest members of the workforce. They’re supposedly switching up office speak […]

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When life gives you lemons… launch a cocktail subscription service

By Cara Aungst  Michael Tedesco working the Happy Valley Nomadic Spirits mobile bar. If you’ve had a great cocktail in Happy Valley in the past few years, there’s a good chance it was made by Michael Tedesco. He enjoyed bartending and making inventive cocktails from scratch, creating fresh flavor combinations that blended the best of […]

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Summer Founders program helps Penn State students jumpstart their business big ideas

By Staff Writer Photo: Happy Valley Launchbox In the summer months, most Penn State students head out of Happy Valley for summer jobs, internships or vacations, but for these seven student teams, their summer looked very different. They were part of Invent Penn State’s Summer Founders Program that has launched many businesses and helped countless […]

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Is the merger of entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship key to creating change around the world?

By Cara Aungst ITC students in Phnom Penh, Cambodia learning about entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship. As a professor of engineering entrepreneurship at Penn State, Frank Koe lives and breathes entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship — the concept of creating change from within corporations. He organized the conference, “Intrapreneurship: Employees as Changemakers” that was held at Penn State in […]

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Ben Franklin’s TechCelerator program is back for Fall 2023

By Chara Fitch Ben Franklin Technology Partners’ TechCelerator business boot camp is accepting applications for the fall cohort. The free 10-week program will help potential startup owners explore ideas, learn about business models and financial plans, discuss strategies with experts, engage with other entrepreneurs, develop a pitch deck for funding, and receive one-on-one coaching. TechCelerator […]

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Private equity in Happy Valley: plunderers or producers?

By Timothy Kelly EnergyCAP headquarters in Boalsburg, PA. Photo by T. Kelly Is private equity ruining economic development? That’s the premise of a new book that offered a critical — to put it mildly —portrayal of private equity. “The titans call their industry private equity,” Gretchen Morgenson and Joshua Rosner wrote in “These Are the […]

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