Three companies rose to the top during the second of three planned Big Idea Contests in the PA Wilds region. One thing they all share: A commitment to community and doing good, whether that's through a piece of handmade art, a cup of coffee, or a software program.
Two innovative companies emerged victorious from the pitch competition, earning an infusion of cash to build their businesses. The winners represent very different sectors, demonstrating the dynamicism of the region's entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Justin Schenck created the Growth Now Movement podcast to inspire entrepreneurs and encourage self reflection. Now he's taking his message to the next level with a three-day festival in downtown Reading.
Device Events strives to make information about medical devices available to providers and patients. Their idea bested the field at this pitch competition that seeds startups working outside traditional tech hubs.
This iconic Pennsylvania institution has been taking startups from great idea to thriving company since 1983, contributing billions to the state's economy. Check out four businesses — one for each of BFTP's regional headquarters — taking advantage of its incubation and acceleration resources to thrive, whether developing next-generation pregnancy tests, fighting bedbugs or saving lives with stroke prevention.
A council of engaged advisors can be an essential tool for a startup. In the latest installment of 'Incubating Innovation,' Wayne Barz explains how to curate a board and make the best use of its wisdom.
In the latest installment of our 'Incubating Innovation' series, Wayne Barz takes aim at overly optimistic market-size predictions and warns startups seeking investment to start at the bottom, rather than the top.