BELLEFONTE, PA – In January of 2009, local entrepreneur, Paul Silvis turned 100% of Restek® Corporation’s ownership over to its employees under an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). A business unit of the company, Restek Performance Coatings (RPC) was acquired by Silvis and a core group of RPC employees, thus ... (more)
University Park, PA —U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker announced that the TechCelerator@State College is among the first of 26 recipients of the 2014 Regional Innovation Strategies program grants.
Penn State University received a $500,000 i6/Cluster Grant for Seed Capital Funds to further develop the TechCelerator@ State College, a ... (more)
KN is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a National Institute of Health (NIH) grant to further develop its nanoparticles for the treatment of cancer. The National Cancer Institute, a part of the NIH, has awarded a grant to Keystone Nano to further develop our siRNA nanoparticle technology.
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MIDDLETOWN, PA. The ExecuStar Executive Education Program has announced applications are available for the 2016 Cohort. ExecuStar is designed for CEOs of companies which are ready to take the next steps to grow revenues. Most applicants manage revenue in the $1-20 million range, although other smaller high growth company CEOs ... (more)
STATE COLLEGE, PA - On Tuesday, March 18, 2015, Ben Franklin’s Board of Directors approved investments in three new startups located in the Center’s footprint: Hatchback, Atoptix, and Sensor Networking.
Located in Harrisburg, Hatchback, Inc., has developed a B2B platform that integrates with mobile apps and allows marketers to collect, target, ... (more)
STATE COLLEGE, PA - The TechCelerator @State College is inviting area entrepreneurs, graduate students, researchers, or anyone with an innovative idea, to participate in their next 10-Week Boot Camp for business startups. This exciting program has already launched more than 34 companies that have raised almost $4M in start-up funding ... (more)
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Linear Acoustic® is the leading authority in multichannel loudness control, upmixing, and distribution solutions for digital television.
See an interview with the three emerging entrepreneurs who recently presented their business plan concepts to a panel of potential investors and industry professionals as the Capstone to the two month Ben Franklin TechCelerator program.
Take a virtual tour of the TechCelerator, a designated, shared workspace located in the HRC-CREDC Business Incubator. Participants receive $1,000 in a seed account to get them started on developing their business plan. Successful candidates who complete the program can compete for $10,000 to jump start their business.
Pro Barrier Engineering LLC is a Pennsylvania-based company that designs and builds anti-terrorism vehicle barriers and provides related perimeter security. (more)
Reclamere is a secure IT asset management company. The company also develops and deploys certified digital data destruction and recovery services. (more)
ERIE, PA –NSF International, a public health and safety company that writes standards for food, water, and consumer goods, has given BRL Solutions’ Trick Shot™ an H-1 lubricant rating which approves it for use in food and beverage processing areas. Click here to learn more: BRL NSF Approval
On September 18, 2012, the Center’s Board of Directors approved an investment totaling $370,000 in four companies located in the 32-county footprint served by the program. To learn more, click here: 9-18-12 BFTP/CNP Board Meeting
ERIE, PA — Since the first announcement in March, 2011, regarding the Erie Innovation Fund - a partnership between Ben Franklin Technology Partners (BFTP) and the Erie County Gaming Revenue Authority (ECGRA) - there have been dozens of inquires about how to access this exciting opportunity that provides ... (more)
Web copywriting expert, Holly Buchanan, is sharing her expertise on how to create online content that produces optimal results. Click for more details: Writing for the Web
ERIE, PA — The Erie Innovation Fund, a partnership between the Erie County Gaming Revenue Authority and Ben Franklin Technology Partners, recently invested in two Erie-based start-ups: CE Convergence, LLC and @Home FMS, LLC. (more)
Click here to learn more: Ben Franklin Invests $1.7 Million in PA