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.
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.
The organization's goal is to help lead northeastern Pennsylvania to a better economic future by building partnerships that develop and apply technology for competitive advantage. This latest funding round will boost startups in a wide range of sectors.
On October 10, Case and J.D. Vance, author of the best-selling memoir Hillbilly Elegy, will ride into Lancaster, Harrisburg and York on the "Rise of the Rest" tour bus. With its goal of boosting startups outside coastal tech hubs, the initiative is a tremendous opportunity for the region and for fledgling companies seeking a big boost.
This Philadelphia university is pioneering a program in Peace Engineering, the first of its kind in the United States. The emerging field mashes up engineering and applied sciences with the social sciences to mitigate conflicts across the globe and in Drexel's local community.
After years as a showcase for creepy critters, the rebranded Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion is expanding its exhibits and its ambitions. From a room filled with 8,000 butterflies to the world's largest centipedes, this hidden gem offers up educational opportunities and fun galore -- just try to keep your kid out of the climb-through lizard terrarium.
Counter to many narratives about the death of manufacturing in southwestern PA, in 2016 the sector accounted for the most investment dollars ($6.1 billion), the most deals (50 companies expanding or relocating), and the most new and retained jobs (3,667).
Preventing the spread of malaria is just one of the real world problems being tackled at this innovative facility. Huck supports over 500 researchers in State College while bringing engineering expertise to the life sciences.
This stunning new site in the city's historic district uses cutting-edge photo and touchscreen technology to bring visitors up-close-and-personal with the museum's exhaustive collection of artifacts. An added bonus: The installations were designed by a Philadelphia company.