Nanoporous Antireflection Coatings secures $75,000 in tech tournament

October 2019

As 12 early-stage startups and inventors took the stage for the 2019 Invent Penn State Venture & IP Conference Tech Tournament to make their pitch for up to $75,000 in cash to help their organizations take the next step to commercialization.

SEDA-COG to hold import seminar for area businesses

September 2019

Area businesses can learn about importing goods and services through a seminar offered by SEDA-Council of Governments’ Export Development Program. It will be held from 9 am to noon, Oct. 16, 2019, at 200 Innovation Boulevard, State College.

SBIR Road Tour coming to University Park

August 2019

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) national SBIR Road Tour is coming to Penn State’s University Park campus on Sept. 19 as part of a 16-stop tour to connect entrepreneurs working on advanced technology to the country’s largest source of early-stage funding…

Todd Miner Offers the Happiest Transportation in Happy Valley

July 2019

He says he provides “transportainment” for our community, and he certainly does that. It would be hard to imagine a transportation source better suited to fun-loving Happy Valley than the pedicabs operated by Todd Miner under the banner of “Vamos! Lion Chariot.”

New Owners Acquire Gamble Mill

June 2019

The Gamble Mill in Bellefonte has been empty since 2015 and since then seen two potential sales fall through, but now the historic building finally has new owners.

International town-gown conference focused on strengthening communities

May 2019

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — More than 350 higher education and municipal government professionals from around the world convened at University Park and in downtown State College from May 19 to 22 for the 2019 International Town & Gown Association’s City and University Relations Conference.

Two Local Startups Win Top TechCelerator Prize

May 2019

A pair of local startups — a laundry service utilizing artificial intelligence and an on-demand urgent care service — split the top prize in a business pitch competition hosted by Ben Franklin Technology Partners as the TechCelerator@State College program graduated its newest class

Former Nittany Lion starts new program to share love of basketball with kids

March 2019

Dan McKenna can’t remember a time when he wasn’t interested in basketball. He participated in the sport from an early age, eventually playing at Penn State from 1990-1994. Now, McKenna hopes to inspire that early passion in others with his new program, Hoop Stars.

Playa Bowls Set to Open State College Location

January 2019

The State College weather might not feel anything like the beach, but you’ll soon be able to enjoy a taste of the tropics downtown. Playa Bowls, the popular Jersey Shore-based acai shop chain, will officially open its new location on Saturday at The Legacy, 482 E. Calder Way

Penn State SBDC to host cybersecurity workshop for small businesses

September 2018

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Penn State Small Business Development Center will offer Cybersecurity for Small Businesses from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Oct. 18. The workshop will be held at the Penn State SBDC, Suite 243, 200 Innovation Boulevard in State College.

Bellefonte Renaissance: A Victorian Jewel Shines Again

July 2018

Twelve miles northeast of State College lies Bellefonte, a quaint community known as “Central Pennsylvania’s Victorian Secret.” Incorporated as a borough in 1806, Bellefonte serves as the county seat of Centre County and is home to some of Pennsylvania’s best Victorian architecture.

Entrepreneurs invited to ready their pitch for the Penn State SBDC Lenders Expo

June 2018

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Small businesses will have a one-on-one opportunity to present financing needs to funding professionals at no cost during the Penn State Small Business Development Center Lenders Expo.

Brazilian Munchies Takes Its Cuisine on the Road

May 2018

Brazilian Munchies, known for offering its fare at local farmers’ markets, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony this week for its new food truck. Flavia Barger, co-owner of Brazilian Munchies, said purchasing the food truck was a dream come true.

Penn State SBDC Celebrating 20 Years of Economic Growth, Job Creation

March 2018

According to client surveys conducted over the past two decades, the Penn State Small Business Development Center has been responsible for securing more than 2,000 jobs and 500 business openings and stimulating millions of dollars in economic growth in Central Pennsylvania.

From Concept to Company: Collaboration Spurs Centre County’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

February 2018

As a senior in high school, shoe collector Nick Unis customized a pair of brand-name sneakers and sold them on eBay for a million dollars. Unfortunately, the manufacturer forced him to abandon the sale or face a lawsuit over copyright infringement.

Penn State SBDC client expands business by reimagining the banana

February 2018

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — State College entrepreneur Gracienne Myers teamed up with the Penn State Small Business Development Center (SBDC) to launch a new product that will give bananas a competitor in convenience for people on the go.

Doing It All: Five female entrepreneurs share their secrets for success

February 2018

When the subject of women entrepreneurs comes up, before long, someone asks, “How do they do it all?”

PNC Gives $1 Million to Happy Valley LaunchBox

January 2018

PNC Bank has committed $1 million to Happy Valley LaunchBox, Penn State’s innovation hub in State College dedicated to providing support and resources to early-stage startups.

New State College business to hold grand opening

January 2018

Two new business owners have worked for Cirque Du Soleil, the Philadelphia 76ers and have 31 combined years of experience. They have combined their expertise to open Revive Modern Massage, which will hold a grand opening in downtown State College.

Grand Opening Planned for New Spa in State College

January 2018

A new spa offering a variety of massage therapies, services and amenities in downtown State College is getting ready to open its doors.

Revive Modern Massage, located in the Allenway Building at 311 S. Allen St., will hold a grand opening from 5 to 7 p.m. on Jan. 30.

Startup Creating Tech to Battle Addiction Wins Top Prize Among TechCelerator Graduates

December 2017

A local startup developing technology to help battle addiction was awarded top prize from Ben Franklin Technology Partners as the TechCelerator@State College program graduated its newest class.

Global Entrepreneurship Week: State College CEO reveals secret to succeeding in business

November 2017

Jeremy Frank encourages students to get on board with entrepreneurship. He just doesn’t want to deceive them about their chances of drowning.

“If your goal is to go to school, pay off your college debt and earn money, then you’re better off getting a job,” the Penn State alumnus and co-founder of KCF technologies, said.

Global Entrepreneurship Week at PSU

November 2017

WTAJ at Global Entrepreneurship Week

We are…entering the golf business.

November 2017

How does a 23-year-old entrepreneur break into a relationship-based industry? He relies on a powerful turf network.

GEW Penn State orchestrates town and gown events for entrepreneurs

November 2017

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Global Entrepreneurship Week Penn State, organized by the Penn State Small Business Development Center, is set to bring entrepreneurs from campus and the community together the week of Nov. 12-16.

Lecturer shares cybersecurity tips to protect small businesses

October 2017

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Speaking to a group of small business owners, Ed Glantz, an associate teaching professor in Penn State’s College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST), issued a chilling warning: “You may not realize it, but you are all up against very sophisticated attackers.”

Business coach to offer best practices for success at SBDC workshop

October 2017

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Penn State Small Business Development Center will host “Six Steps to a Better Business,” presented by Ken Sevick, founder and president of ActionCOACH of Western PA. The workshop for existing business owners will take place from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, Oct. 27, at the Technology Center, located at 200 Innovation Blvd. at University Park.

Workshop to Help Small Businesses with Cybersecurity

October 2017

The Penn State Small Business Development Center will help business owners tackle complex issues of cybersecurity during an upcoming workshop.

Cybersecurity for Small Businesses will be offered from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Oct. 19, at 200 Innovation Boulevard. Penn State researchers will discuss the reasons why companies are at risk for a cyberattack, current and emerging cyber threats and steps business owners need to take.

Penn State SBDC to hold cybersecurity workshop for businesses

September 2017

The Penn State Small Business Development Center will help proprietors tackle the complex issue of cybersecurity during an upcoming workshop. Cybersecurity for Small Businesses will take place from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Oct. 19.

Penn State faculty network and learn at annual entrepreneurship retreat

August 2017

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Faculty and staff from across Penn State came together Aug. 15-16 at University Park in support of entrepreneurship teaching and learning at the fifth annual ENTI Summer Gathering. ENTI, launched is 2013, is Penn State’s Intercollege Minor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation.