SBDC in the News
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Alumnus Hunter Swisher Named Forbes ’30 under 30′ for Social Impact
Penn State alumnus Hunter Swisher, founder, and CEO of Phospholutions, was named a 2023 Forbes 30 Under 30 in the social impact category. His company has raised $22 million to create a more sustainable future for agriculture by enhancing the efficiency of phosphorus fertilizers.
Donor Makes Gift to Create the Brand Academy, Honoring Wally Triplett
An anonymous donor has pledged a gift of $2.5 million to create the Wally Triplett Brand Academy Endowment. A joint project of Intercollegiate Athletics and Invent Penn State, the planned Brand Academy will help student-athletes and others with brand-driven businesses to manage and monetize their pe
Global Entrepreneurship Week Penn State inspires entrepreneurs, community
Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) Penn State, hosted by the Penn State Small Business Development Center (SBDC), connected community members and entrepreneurs with Penn State's vibrant ecosystem of investors, researchers and startup champions.
‘All About Community’: Independent Bookstore Opens in Downtown State College
Penn State's Small Business Development Center helped Andrew Aschwanden form plans to open the Squirrel and Acorn Bookshop in the heart of downtown State College.
Penn State SBDC program prepares businesses for long-term success
This spring, the Penn State SBDC wrapped up the second annual cohort of it's Business Plan Bootcamp program, which prepared area entrepreneurs for small business success. As a culmination of the 8-week program, participants competed in a pitch competition for a chance to win startup funds.
Entrepreneurs compete for better future at Tech Tournament
In late April, Invent Penn State held their annual Tech Tournament, where tech companies competed in a dynamic timed-pitch event. Program participants leveraged the resources of the entrepreneurial ecosystem at Penn State, including the Penn State SBDC.
Leadership Clinton County learns about Business and Economic Development
Participants of Leadership Clinton County had the opportunity to learn about the process of economic development by meeting with those who play a role in the process, including the Penn State SBDC's Tom Keiffer.
Supporting Centre County small business development
On National SBDC Day, the Penn State Small Business Development Center celebrated entrepreneurs and highlighted the resources available to the small businesses who bring so much to the local community.
Center to host reception to celebrate resilience of small businesses
On Wednesday, March 16, the Penn State Small Business Development Center celebrated SBDC Day, a nationally recognized commemoration of the impact of SBDCs across the country on the success of our nation's small businesses.
Spring events flex Happy Valley’s networking and innovation muscle
Happy Valley holds many events in the spring that showcase its strong entrepreneurial climate. Once such event is the National SBDC Day celebration, hosted by the Penn State Small Business Development Center.
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