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Pennsylvania has a reputation for visionary leaders and entrepreneurs with can-do spirit, from Benjamin Franklin and Rachel Carson to Andrew Carnegie and Cecil B. Moore. Right from the beginning, our residents were willing to work hard, develop revolutionary new ideas, and take a risk in sharing them with the world. Today’s Pennsylvania is no different […]
In 2015, Penn State University President Eric Barron launched the Invent Penn State (IPS) program, an initiative to spur economic development, job creation, and student career success. With the goal of leveraging Penn State’s research, knowledge, and entrepreneurial spirit, IPS currently helps fund 21 Innovation Hubs — which are free to the community — at […]
Abram’s Nation, LLC Operating out of Pittsburgh, Abram’s Nation is known primarily for its flagship product, The Safety Sleeper — a portable, fully-enclosed bed system designed to keep special-needs sleepers safe and prevent them from wandering while unattended. Company founder Rose Morris originally designed the bed for her son Abram, who is on the autism […]
After selling two companies to Google, Guatemala native and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) professor Luis von Ahn decided that he wanted to dedicate his work to transforming education — leading him to co-found Duolingo with the mission of bringing free language education to the world. The platform sets itself apart by offering a free, engaging, […]
Pennsylvania is a place where entrepreneurs and business owners flourish and succeed — and State College’s recent ranking as one of Entrepreneur magazine’s “Top 15 Best U.S. Cities for Entrepreneurs to Live and Launch” confirms just that. Listed among other innovation hotbeds, including Boulder, Minneapolis, and Ann Arbor, State College boasts an 18 percent business […]
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