Unleash Your Business Potential: The Power of Authentic Storytelling

By Erik Evans In an article from the Harvard Business Review Titled Storytelling that Moves People, “Most executives struggle to communicate, let alone inspire. Too often, they get lost in the accoutrements of company speak: PowerPoint slides, dry memos, and hyperbolic missives from the corporate communications departments. Even the most carefully researched and considered efforts […]


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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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Agtech startup Croptix announces landmark investment by advancing eco agriculture

By Gracie Mullan Croptix, a leader in tech sensors that detect plant diseases right in the field, announced that a significant investor and stakeholder in agriculture care and research Advancing Eco Agriculture (AEA) has granted the Croptix team a major investment to fuel their research. With the ongoing support from Penn State, Ben Franklin Technology […]

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Providing global solutions from Happy Valley

By Holly Riddle Blue Mountain’s CEO David Rode joined the company in 2021. Before a medical device makes its way into a health care setting, it must be manufactured, validated, calibrated and then maintained. There are a lot of moving pieces and regulatory requirements for every step of the way. While this is all good […]

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History is big business in Bellefonte

By David Rockower Co-owners Dustin Elder and Matt Maris believe that one of the best ways to connect with a community is to learn its local history. Credit: Local Historia. When people ask me where I am from, and I answer, “State College, PA,” most people will steer the conversation toward football or Penn State. […]

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Free event for entrepreneurs: Register now for CREN Spring Social

The Centre Region Entrepreneur Network (CREN) will host its Spring Social Event on Tuesday, May 16, from 5 - 7 pm on the 2nd floor deck of the Technology Center at Innovation Park (200 Innovation Blvd, State College). The free event is an opportunity to meet other entrepreneurs and hear about the free support available […]

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