Category: State College
Nov 8

A sunny forecast for AccuWeather, an iconic PA company

Founder Joel Myers has been obsessed with the weather since he was a young boy growing up in Philadelphia. He followed his passion and built an international brand that provides information to tens of thousands of corporate clients along with those who simply need to know if they should pack an umbrella.

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Aug 13

A PA startup scores points for charity

Founded by a former Penn State football player, Pledge It is a sport-based crowdfunding platform that ties athletic performance to fundraising for charity. The company is growing fast and has already raised over $10 million for causes around the world.

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Oct 23

Grooming the next big thing at Ben Franklin Technology Partners

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.

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Aug 23

On the Way To... Happy Valley

If you're catching any Penn State football this fall, here some exciting things to see and do beyond the gridiron, from natural wonders to inspiring museums and charming small towns.

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Jul 27

State College startup helps turf grow tough

Started while the founder was still a Penn State student, Phospholutions has developed a product that boosts the survival rate of transplanted seedlings, makes them more drought-resistant and reduces the environmental consequences of wasted fertilizer. They're coming to a golf course or playing field near you.

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Jul 10

Community design centers help reshape the state

Development projects spearheaded by neighborhoods and nonprofits often need a boost when it comes to design and planning. Fortunately, institutions in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and State College make it their mission to spur thoughtful upgrades to the built environment.

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