Unbaked Flour Company restores the joy of food to those with digestive disorders

By Stephanie Kalina-Metzger Hannah Carney with her donut holes at the Happy Valley Venture Capitalist Competition. Photo: Provided. Sometimes, necessity is the mother of invention. At least that’s the case with Hannah Carney, whose medical condition inspired her to take dietary matters into her own hands. Carney’s issues with her health originated in 2020, right […]


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Penn State provost and serial inventor: "technology is transformational to both people and the world"

By Stephanie Kalina-Metzger Dr. Justin Schwartz will be recognized as a fellow at the National Academy of Inventors later this year. Photo: Pennsylvania State University. In 2022, Harold and Inge Marcus Dean in the College of Engineering Dr. Justin Schwartz began serving as the interim executive vice president and provost for Penn State. Later this […]

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Taking a groundbreaking idea from the lab to the orchard

By Holly Riddle Photo: Kari A. Peter. Late last year, HappyValley Industry covered the Ben Franklin Technology Partners 2022 BIG IDEA Contest. The 2022 contest focused specifically on the agricultural, food and beverage industries and the second-place winner — and recipient of $10,000 to further his business — was Penn State researcher and associate professor […]

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Prolific IBM inventor takes on Penn State Research: Let's make this into Happy Silicon Valley

By Stephanie Kalina-Metzger Photo: Provided. All it took for Madhavan Swaminathan was a little encouragement to jumpstart his career in innovation. The new head of the Department of Electrical Engineering in Penn State’s School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science comes to Penn State by way of Georgia Tech, where he spent 28 years leading […]

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Take the survey! How is tech pain hurting your company?

If you could wave a magic wand, what IT pain points would vanish at your company? Do other Happy Valley companies share the same pain points? Who has found the magic solution? Weigh in with your insights in our technology pain survey — just 8 questions — and join the Happy Valley brain trust as […]

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An industry-first AI robot means ample growth opportunities for a Happy Valley recycler

By Holly Riddle Photo: Provided. Serial entrepreneur and Penn State alum Ned Eldridge knows how to turn trash into treasure. The president and CEO of eLoop — headquartered in Export, Pennsylvania, but with a location in Happy Valley — founded the electronics recycling service provider in 2008 and, since then, the company has recycled more […]

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$500 microgrants from Penn State’s Lion Launchpad make all the difference to budding entrepreneurs

By Stephanie Kalina-Metzger Photo: Provided. Management consultant Peter Drucker once said, “The best way to predict the future is to create it” and Penn State, through its Lion LaunchPad Microgrant Program, is helping students take charge of their futures by offering seed money to help them jumpstart their entrepreneurial dreams. Starting a business and sticking […]

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