SURGE Business Development is a business incubator aiming to deliver quality and quantifiable performance to our clients, provide an enriching experience for our employees, and give back to our community. SURGE is committed to delivering professional results to small businesses and start-ups through a constant stream of creative ideas across a variety of fields
Start-ups often lack the necessary resources or skill sets to bring a great idea to life. But SURGE is different. We are fortunate to have a broad variety of talent, which allows us to take a great concept and transform dreams into reality. At SURGE, we keep professional quality services within financial reach for small businesses. This is made possible through a partnership between our skilled professionals and talented, advanced-standing Penn State students. Even prospective clients not interested in the mentoring process, have the ability to work with a team of professionals. Through our experiences, we have been able to cultivate a skilled team, specializing in strategic business development, project management, website development, search engine optimization, social media, marketing, market research, sales, multimedia and much more.
SURGE originated as an internship program offered by Greenway Logistics, a leader in trade show shipping resale. At Greenway Logistics, Penn State interns contributed to sales efforts through research and support. Their contributions resulted in significant sales growth for the company and great exposure in the world of start-up and small business operations. Leveraging the feedback from students and university internship coordinators allowed SURGE to improve and further develop the internship program.The program has since expanded to its current size, remaining an important opportunity meant to benefit students, university partners/researchers, and companies alike.