Companies working on a physical product are often underestimated by investors. This event at AlphaLab Gear (April 19-20) looks to change that by highlighting up to a dozen startups from across the globe, and introducing them to Steel City in the process.
Wayne Barz has more advice for startups in his latest "Incubating Innovation" column. Not every hot new thing goes mainstream. Once you've made your first sale, avoid the hype cycle and focus on pushing innovators to adopt your tech-driven product.
A new generation of locals, transplants and repatriates are transforming Lancaster City, shifting the reputation of a metropolis that's long been in its famous county's bucolic shadow. Whether you're looking for a night out, a historic home to renovate or fertile ground for your fledgling startup, this compact burg has you covered.
Sick of vanilla? Bored by chocolate? This growing Harrisburg company is serving up unique flavors -- think Bourbon Bacon and Lavender Lime -- crafted using traditional methods. They recently moved into a larger facility and continue to expand distribution across the region.
Spring 2017 is the perfect time to explore this iconic piece of American architecture as the country celebrates what would have been Wright's 150th birthday. Fortunately, we're here to help you make the most of your trip by providing places to stop along the way, from more marvelous homes and a dose of natural beauty to a moment of remembrance and a great meal.
A local real estate mogul has used a personal line of credit to fund over $2 million worth of loans to upstart entrepreneurs in Germantown. It's part of a holistic training program that encourages local residents to rehab homes and keeps dollars in the community. Now the idea is spreading.
This scenic region has a wealth of amazing artisan producers including sculptors, potters, brewers, vintners and craftspeople. An April 1 event will connect these creative entrepreneurs with wholesale retail opportunities. Fortunately, the general public is also welcome to shop till they drop.
An arts organization that began 37 years ago around a kitchen table now drives this rural region's thriving creative community. While programming, live music and tourist attractions draw visitors, a growing slate of small businesses reap the rewards. It's a promising synthesis of economic development and cultural enrichment.