Category: State College
Nov 11

Pennsylvania's startup winners

As many as 75 percent of venture-backed startups fail; the failure rate of all U.S. companies after five years is over 50 percent. We take a closer look at three Commonwealth companies that have overcome the odds, making the transition from great idea to thriving company.

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Aug 12

Give it up for PA's park and recreation professionals

On July 19, 2019 Pennsylvania celebrated its first ever Park and Recreation Professionals Day. The honorees are charged with maintaining and promoting over 6,000 community parks and 12,000 miles of trails — life in PA wouldn't be the same without them.

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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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