Student startup Innovation Weather sold to WeatherOptics

Meteorology students relied on Penn State resources to get company off the ground.

Nathan Lis Andy Moffitt Startup

Nathan Lis, left, and Andrew Moffitt recently sold their weather data startup Innovation Weather to WeatherOptics. The duo, who graduated in 2018, 
relied on their experiences as students and Penn State resources to create the startup that delivers frost and other weather forecasts to farmers and others.  IMAGE: PENN STATE

David Kubarek, October 23, 2019
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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Nathan Lis and Andrew Moffitt always knew they had an interest in the science of weather. It took a class at Penn State to convince them they could be entrepreneurs in the field.
In 2017, the duo helped start Innovation Weather, a company that specializes in forecasting frost, crop heat stress, and other hazardous weather conditions,and recently sold the company to WeatherOptics
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