Innovation Resources

Whether you’re looking to find a community of like-minded innovators, funding for a new venture or stellar talent from one of the top universities in the world, you can find just that and more thanks to Happy Valley’s near-endless and constantly evolving and growing business and industry resources.

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

For more than 31 years, BFTP has provided both early-stage, technology-based firms and established manufacturers with funding, business and technical expertise, and access to a network of innovative, expert resources.

1885 Capital

1855 Capital is a seed and early stage venture capital fund investing in companies with an affinity to Penn State University. 

Centre Region Entrepreneur Network

CREN provides a place for entrepreneurs in central Pennsylvania to get together with their peers and discuss the successes and difficulties of running a business.

College Township Industrial Development Authority

The mission of the College Township Industrial Development Authority is to encourage the growth of new and existing businesses and industrial groups. 

Invent Penn State

Invent Penn State’s signature programs can help you start up and grow a business, find licensable technologies and investment opportunities, and get to know the Penn State entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Happy Valley LaunchBox

The Happy Valley LaunchBox is a signature program of Invent Penn State, a Commonwealth-wide initiative to spur economic development, job creation and student career success. While funded by Penn State, all programs and services are open to the public.

Moshannon Valley Economic Development Partnership

The MVEDP is dedicated to helping the business sector and communities of the region. For almost 25 years, they have been a one-stop shop offering: quality building space for lease, ready-to-go business park sites for sale, loan financing and business-to-business services.

New Leaf Initiative

New Leaf Initiative provides co-working space for entrepreneurs, remote workers, small businesses and more, while also offering community and connection, as well as collaboration opportunities. 

Penn State SBDC

The Penn State SBDC provides one-on-one, confidential, no-cost business consulting and low-cost seminars to pre-venture, startup and existing small businesses located in Centre, Clinton, Lycoming and Mifflin Counties.

Susquehanna Economic Development Authority-Council of Governments

SEDA-COG partners with businesses and communities to fill the gaps to meet needs in innovative ways.

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