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StateCollege.com is excited to announce a dedicated section of our website for startups, entrepreneurship and innovation. We recognize the economic impact these initiatives can have on our community and will strive to promote others' efforts in this space. Much like a startup, this concept is a work in progress. Adopting an entrepreneurial mindset, we’re releasing quick with a plan to test and improve as we move forward. 

 

 

Startup News

Penn State Finance Students Create Winning Parking App Penn State Finance Students Create Winning Parking App
69 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette
Two Penn State Smeal College of Business senior finance majors teamed up to win the eighth Penn State Idea Pitch Competition recently. Parking Bee is an app that allows people who lease or own dedicated parking spaces to earn money renting them out when they are not using them. [Read More]
Penn State and Dreamit Launch Educational Technology Accelerator Penn State and Dreamit Launch Educational Technology Accelerator
69 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette
Penn State is partnering with Dreamit — named one of the Top 10 accelerators in the world by Forbes — to create an accelerator focused on educational technology. [Read More]
Sales Startup 'Outreach' Doubles Down in State College Sales Startup 'Outreach' Doubles Down in State College
82 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Zach Berger
"We have big screens showing results and keeping everyone excited," head of sales Mark Kosoglow said. "It’s just a fun, loose atmosphere. If you’re smart and you work hard, I’d be willing to bet on the fact that there’s not many jobs you’ll have as much fun at as ours." [Read More]
New Leaf Plans Innovative Solution to Feed the Hungry New Leaf Plans Innovative Solution to Feed the Hungry
83 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
“It’s an incredible displace that one of the richest socities in the history of the world has, in any part of it, a place where 15 percent of its people are food insecure. But since that does happen, people like you have to somehow make up for that, and I applaud your efforts.” [Read More]
Penn State unveils new EdTech Network Penn State unveils new EdTech Network
86 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — Higher education is undergoing a transformation thanks in large part to advances in technology. From the continuing growth in online degree programs, to incorporating mobile devices and multimedia into teaching environments, educational technology is being used to help [Read More]
All Geek to Me: Penn State Researcher Challenges & Celebrates Geek Culture All Geek to Me: Penn State Researcher Challenges & Celebrates Geek Culture
86 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
“It’s still this weird subculture with a lot of issues around gender and race and sexuality. …Of course this is confrontational. Feminism, for me, isn’t about reaffirming the status quo. It’s about knocking down walls and challenging assumptions.” [Read More]
The Idea Gym: Breaking the Barrier Between Work and Play The Idea Gym: Breaking the Barrier Between Work and Play
86 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Zach Berger
Conventional wisdom tells you that work and play have to be separated. New Leaf Initiative is throwing conventional wisdom to the wind with its new Idea Gym. It's a room within a room, a brainstorming mechanism disguised as a workplace playground. [Read More]
Industry Experts School State College on 3D Printing Industry Experts School State College on 3D Printing
87 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Zach Berger
Simpson said that the future of 3D printing goes beyond what most people realize, and the ability to print functional organs isn't all that far away. "We've realized that it's not a question of if we can do it, but a question of when," Simpson said. [Read More]
Penn State Entrepreneurs Giving the Gift of Speech, Innovating Beer Production, and More Penn State Entrepreneurs Giving the Gift of Speech, Innovating Beer Production, and More
87 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Zach Berger
Mary Elizabeth McCulloch has a dream. She wants to give people the gift of speech. And for the Penn State biomedical engineering student, that dream is quickly becoming a reality. Her company, Project Vive, created what McCulloch said is an affordable device for those who can't speak. [Read More]
Student Entrepreneurs to Showcase Startups at Summer Founders Demo Day Student Entrepreneurs to Showcase Startups at Summer Founders Demo Day
87 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Zach Berger
"We are happy to report a resounding success, exceeding even the organizers’ ambitious expectations," Chantal Plank said. "We’ve been truly impressed by the quantity, caliber, and depth of quality that we’ve observed in this year’s entrepreneurs, mentors, and community support." [Read More]
Schlow Maker Week Focused on Community, Technology, and Collaboration Schlow Maker Week Focused on Community, Technology, and Collaboration
88 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Zach Berger
"It’s a good way to show people that the library does a lot more than they might think," adult services librarian Amy Madison said. "Of course we have books and magazines and movies, but we’re very interested in technology." [Read More]
Busy as a Bee: Local Entrepreneurs Bring Hives to Homes Busy as a Bee: Local Entrepreneurs Bring Hives to Homes
88 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
The concept is simple: you hang the hexagonal hive on your wall, run the connecting tube out the nearest window if you choose to hang it indoors, and let nature take its course. (Don’t worry, the bees are behind a pane of glass, so they won’t be buzzing around your living room.) [Read More]
Ag Progress Days Reveals Passion of Agriculture Ag Progress Days Reveals Passion of Agriculture
88 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
Ag Progress Days has something for everyone, from the most dedicated of farmers to the average family looking for a fun and educational way to spend the day. [Read More]
Penn State Professor Lands Multi-Million Dollar Grant to 'Revolutionize Medical Science' Penn State Professor Lands Multi-Million Dollar Grant to 'Revolutionize Medical Science'
89 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
“It’s going to revolutionize medical science,” Wang says. “Over the past 60 years when we’ve developed a new material or drug, it wasn’t programmable. But our bodies are essentially one programmed unit, so we know what we have to do.” [Read More]
Penn State Students Create One Of A Kind Bow Tie Business Penn State Students Create One Of A Kind Bow Tie Business
90 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Abhar Shah
“I thought to myself that I can definitely make bow ties for cheaper,” says Rowits. “I went to Jo-Ann Fabric and got a cotton fabric. We made a bow tie and I wore that to another jacket event. One of the guys loved the tie so much that he bought it off my neck for $50.” [Read More]
Arcade Snake In Your Body: How A Penn State Startup Could Transform Surgery Arcade Snake In Your Body: How A Penn State Startup Could Transform Surgery
104 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, C.J. Doon
“The goal is to shrink it as much as possible where you can do procedures inside the human brain,” Reading says. “That’d be us going above and beyond our expectations and winning on all levels.” [Read More]
Dropbox CEO to Penn State: Find Problems You Want to Solve Dropbox CEO to Penn State: Find Problems You Want to Solve
106 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
He describes the feeling of having a problem you can really enjoy solving like a dog chasing after a tennis ball: underneath the “totally ridiculous,” single-minded focus, there’s a real sense of happiness and joy. [Read More]
Reddit Founder to Penn State: Dream Big, Fear Failure Reddit Founder to Penn State: Dream Big, Fear Failure
106 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
“For many people, the fear of failure leads you not try to do anything,” Huffman says. “But the fear of failure can also cause you to be extra scrappy, and to accept no excuses for why you’re not going to fail. It can be a super powerful motivator.” [Read More]

Startup Events

David Geber, Manhattan School of Music
Free Admission David Geber, Vice Provost and Dean of Artistic Affairs at Manhattan School of Music and former cellist of the American Quartet, visits Penn State to present a guest lecture.
September 25th 2015 at 2:30 pm

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GEW – Doing Business With Penn State
Global Entrepreneurship Week is the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators, who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare.
November 19th 2015 at 5:30 pm

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GEW – US Banking Basics for International Students
Global Entrepreneurship Week is the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators, who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare.
November 19th 2015 at 6:00 pm

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GEW – Websites 2: Search Engine Optimization—Basic Elements Simply Explained
Global Entrepreneurship Week is the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators, who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare.
November 18th 2015 at 7:00 pm

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FAQ's

What will this section of StateCollege.com cover?

We’ll compile a collection of startup related content that we have produced as well as make an effort to produce more entrepreneurial coverage. We want to profile local startups in an effort to get them national attention and connect them with local resources. The vision is to be a the hub of all things entrepreneurship; calendar of events, resource lists, & much more.  

 

What does State College have to offer a Startup?

Glad you asked. State College has many growing resources for companies of all sizes. In addition over the past five years several resources have emerged that are tremendously useful specifically for companies just starting out. We’ll be putting together a full list soon.

 

This sounds great, how can I help?

Thanks! We are working with many local leaders and we hope to add many more partners and contributors. If you want to get involved please email sales@statecollege.com and we’ll be in touch.