Want to innovate? Your company needs intrapreneurship now

By Holly Riddle The upcoming Conference on Intrapreneurship Employees as ChangeMakers sheds light on the many ways intrapreneurially-minded employees can benefit their organizations from within, while also showing employees how harnessing their intrapreneurial spirit is a fantastic opportunity to innovate, but without the risks that come with traditional entrepreneurialism. These are both concepts that students […]


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New brewers add to thriving craft beer scene

By Beverly Molnar Photo: Antifragile Brewing Co. When you think of “craft beer towns,” you might think of Asheville, North Carolina, which was first named Beer City USA in 2009, or Burlington, Vermont, which holds the record for the highest  number of breweries per capita. But brewers in Happy Valley aim to change that. Over […]

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An Innoblue startup is taking the guesswork out of landlord-tenant partnerships

By Stephanie Kalina-Metzger WeAreHousing presenting on Innoblue’s Demo Day. Photo: WeAreHousing. They say sunlight is the best disinfectant. Penn State student Tanishq Barot found this out the hard way, when he was forced to contend with a mold issue in the house that he was renting. “My entire roof and bathroom were completely full of […]

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Medical simulation startup uses robotics to train for better patient outcomes

By Stephanie Kalina-Metzger Three “Dynamic Haptic Robotic Trainer” systems lined up and ready to train medical residents at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Photo: Provided. Engineers are naturally problem solvers and, as such, are often pioneers of innovation. Those who choose to become professors don’t always stop inventing. Take the case of Scarlett […]

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Penn State’s Farrell Center helps students on the path to business success

By Eric Erickson Farrell Center participants discuss entrepreneurship with director Dr. Shawn Clark. Photo: Provided. When students enter business school, they often find the experience entails mostly classroom-based theory and little hands-on experience. Penn State University’s Farrell Center for Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship has made it a mission to change this dynamic. The Farrell Center […]

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Win up to $30,000 for your food or beverage innovation

Ben Franklin’s Food & Beverage TechCelerator is offering a 10-week virtual Business Boot Camp for entrepreneurs and startup companies developing scalable, innovative and technology-focused products and services in the food and beverage industry. The deadline to apply is Dec. 12. It’s big news for two reasons. “Ben Franklin Technology Partners, CNP has been providing the […]

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Happy Valley startup presents ag breakthrough and wins BIG time

Ben Franklin Technology Partners recently announced the winners of its 2022 BIG IDEA contest. The 2022 contest focused specifically on agriculture, food and beverage industries. Eight finalists from across Pennsylvania had the opportunity to present their pitches to a panel of judges and one of those BIG IDEAs is based right here in Happy Valley. […]

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