The Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers have helped thousands of entrepreneurs launch successful new business ventures, expand an existing business, or return a business to profitability.

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Engine Cleaning Technology

Bruce Tassone joined Engine Cleaning Technology as a project manager in 1985, a year after the company was formed. He became CEO after buying the company in 1996, and under his…

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Solar Energy for Self Storage

Ideal Self Storage is a storage facility located in Hummels Wharf, PA that provides clean, secure units that are perfect for storing household furnishings, clothing, toys, bicycles, camping gear, patio furniture,…

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Daedalus Innovations

Ron Peterson had just two weeks left to get a proposal in to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) when he realized he needed some serious help. “The deadline came at…

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Bio Med Sciences

Bio Med Sciences, Inc. was incorporated in 1987 to develop and market advanced materials for biomedical applications. In 1990, Bio Med entered the Ben Franklin Business Incubator program at Lehigh University…

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Lightning Packs

Looking to take a load off? Talk to Dr. Larry Rome, professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Biology, who happens to be an expert in the physics of muscle…

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Berks Digital, Inc.

Since he was 13 years old, Gary Brown, founder of Berks Digital Inc., hoped to someday have his own business. “It’s taken a lot longer than I thought it would,”…

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EcoTech Marine LLC

EcoTech Marine LLC began in the science labs, where Lehigh University engineering students Patrick Clasen and Tim Marks and University of Oklahoma physics major Justin Lawyer observed a deficiency in reef…

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DataLife Labs

Technology is wonderful, but have you ever had that terrible sinking feeling when your hard drive dies or your photo disc doesn’t download the pictures from a big event? Now you…

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IL Fuels, LLC

Early in 2011, Dr. Paul Painter contacted the Penn State Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and Clean Technology Resource Center (CTRC) seeking assistance in completing a grant application for submission to…

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CIMA Life Science

Dr. Jashwant Sharma migrated from India to the US in 1970 to further his studies, arriving with only eight dollars in his pocket. He graduated with a degree in internal medicine/nephrology…

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Integrated Machine

Integrated Machine Company was started in July 2001 by Mary Jo Light. The company prides itself in American-made products and the use of American suppliers. The initial purpose of the company…

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AcousticSheep, LLC

The Penn State Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has been assisting Dr. Wei-Shin Lai since March 2008, when she first contacted the SBDC regarding guidance on writing a business plan for…

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The Leadglow Compound

“We weren’t actually trying to make a sensor for toxic lead in the beginning, but the results of seeking a component to an enzyme, lead to the development of a lead-sensitive…

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NovaTech, LLC

NovaTech, LLC designs and manufactures power communication and industrial automation equipment. The company has over 30 years of experience with a global presence and thousands of systems installed in 50 different…

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YosuaTreeGames

Brothers Dan and Ryan Yosua, a Penn State Information, Science, and Technology (IST) alumni and student, respectively, partnered up to develop and launch the video game app eVubble Lite in 2013.…

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Connecting the Dots for Assistive Speech: Project Vive

Mary Elizabeth McCulloch is a Penn State senior majoring in bio medical engineering. In 2010, prior to her freshman year at Penn State, Mary Elizabeth spent time as an exchange student…

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Gilson Boards

Ever since he was a teenager, Nick Gilson had a vision for an innovative new snowboard design. The idea stayed on the back burner for a long time, but a few…

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Robotics Engineering Excellence

Robotics Engineering Excellence (RE2, Inc.) is a women-owned Carnegie Mellon University spin-off company specializing in mobile defense robotics, with an emphasis on Joint Architecture for Unmanned Systems software development and unmanned…

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Wood Technologies

Wood Technologies is a Meadville, Pa. based software development company. Founded by Sheila Wood in 1996, it initially offered consulting, training, programming, and software implementation services to manufacturing companies. The company…

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Inventz Inc.

Inventz, Inc. was established in Sayre, PA in November 2008 by Rick St. Pierre. Rick’s vision was to create a world class company, built on integrity that will design and bring…