At the 9th annual Regional Affinity Incubation Network (RAIN) Conference, attendees tackled the quest to build a more diverse and inclusive entrepreneurial community. Keystone Edge chatted with two panelists about the Philadelphia Region's specific strengths and challenges.
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.
Running April 28 through May 6, this yearly extravaganza features over 70 events from panel discussions to cocktail parties. It's an awesome showcase for the region's evolving tech community and an opportunity to make connections.
At these Pennsylvania institutions, students go to college not to drink beer, but to learn how to make it. They're positioning themselves for jobs in a booming craft brewing industry that contributed $4.5 billion to the state's economy in 2014.
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.
A Pennsylvania startup has developed a free website and mobile app that connects pet owners with nutritionists, trainers, groomers, vets and other pet professionals. The company has already secured millions in funding.