With 61 companies launched that have raised more than $20 million in startup funds and generated nearly $8 million in revenue, this proven methodology can work for you too! Ben Franklin’s TechCelerator@State College is inviting area entrepreneurs, researchers and grad students to participate in their next 10-Week Boot Camp. If you have a new, tech-based business idea that you’ve been eager to implement, check out this program. The weekly sessions will be held at 200 Innovation Blvd., and will run on Tuesdays, Sept. 26-Dec. 5, 2017, from 2-4 P.M

Qumulis Looking to Bring First Datacenter to the RegionWhen Bill McMillan sold his company in 2012, he didn’t sit back and enjoy his free time. Feeling the need to pursue a new venture, he contacted his friend of 30 years, Henry Hassinger, and together, they formed Qumulis in January 2013.

Catching Up With Happy Valley Launchbox Graduate Maake MagazineMaake isn’t like other art magazines. Since its inception in 2016, Maake provides a platform for emerging artists through introspective and beautifully printed imagery. With thoughtful curation and readership that grows on a daily basis, Maake is for artists and non-artists alike, and captures the extraordinary spirit of the arts community. More importantly, Maake is a way to get noticed.

New Building Project Underway at Innovation Park at Penn State            On June 9, 2017, GLP 310 IP of Baltimore, led by GLP Development, broke ground on 310 Innovation Boulevard, a new research/office building offering 30,000 square feet of available space. The building will be home to the 10,800-square-foot Morgan Advanced Materials’ Carbon Science Centre of Excellence.

Notable speakers on site for the groundbreaking celebration included Neil Sharkey, vice president of research, Penn State University; Mike Murray, chief technology officer, Morgan Advanced Materials; Erwin Greenberg, chairman and founding partner, GLP Development; and Vern Squier, president and CEO, Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County.

Sandbox of Change? That’s How One Innovator Sees State CollegeToday, one of the leading frontiersmen in social change is Penn State’s very own, Steve “Spud” Marshall. The Alum is an inspiration to many as his passions, projects, and nontraditional career path have led to immense success for not only him but mainly for the communities he impacts and, on a larger scale, the world. Spud has a wide range of passions that, combined with his gusto, heart, and driven attitude, have allowed him to create change in the world around him. These passions include, according to his website: curating changemaker communities, social entrepreneurship, creative economic development and fostering innovation.

Spud always knew he wanted to get involved in work that was meaningful and had an impact, but he had no idea what form it would take. His interest in social change was first sparked when he got his Masters' degree in Sweden and saw how progressed the country was in social change initiatives.