ENTREPRENEURSHIP FEATURE

New nanny service fills a critical need for Happy Valley families

By Holly Riddle For working parents, childcare is typically non-negotiable. However, for many Happy Valley professionals, finding that childcare is easier said than done — leaving some to wonder if they should forgo their career plans and stay home with the kiddos, while others worry for the futures of their entrepreneurial endeavors. “People started warning […]

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12/27/2022
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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12/20/2022
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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12/13/2022
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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11/15/2022
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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11/08/2022
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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11/01/2022
“Striving to be a lightning rod” in region underserved by capital resources

By Stephanie Kalina-Metzger Matt and Edan Rhodes. Photo: Provided. Matt Rhodes, managing director of Happy Valley’s 1855 Capital, has been deeply involved in the tech world over the years. The businessman graduated from Penn State in 1979 with a degree in physics, before earning a master’s in electrical engineering from Lehigh University and an MBA […]

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