MERCER, PA - How does a coal power plant safely and easily inspect its boilers? With a little help from Ben Franklin Technology Partners, www.cnp.benfranklin.org, a Hermitage-based startup, Gecko Robotics, will develop a robot equipped with an ultrasonic test (UT) system that can easily measure the thickness of the ... (more)
When I tell people that Ben Franklin Technology Partners has been investing in technology startups and small manufacturers for more than thirty years, someone usually asks, “What do you mean when you say technology - is that just software, computers, or new apps?” The short answer is a tech-product is ... (more)
PA Bio has announced the three finalists for their 2013 Patient Impact Award, who will be recognized at their Annual Dinner and Awards Celebration March 12 in Philadelphia. The Patient Impact Award honors a medicine, therapy, device or organization that has made a significant contribution to the quality of health care or length ... (more)
State College – Continuing to advance Governor Corbett’s JOBS1st PA initiative, Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary C. Alan Walker today announced the award of a $750,000 Discovered in PA – Developed in PA grant to help launch the Shale Gas Innovation and Commercialization project, focused on expanding shale ... (more)
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In 2006, Dan Bensur, Kevin Seeker and Bill Catania started a business around an idea to develop a mobile marketing loyalty program, or in other words, a way to redeem coupons from your smart phone. They had done ... (more)
STATE COLLEGE, PA – The Ben Franklin Shale Gas Innovation and Commercialization Center www.sgicc.org is seeking innovators developing the next breakthrough technology for the shale energy play. The 2014 Shale Gas Innovation Contest will award a total of $100,000 to the four best shale energy-oriented innovations, new ... (more)
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)
SoftGenetics, LLC is an established leader in the genetic analysis software market, and has become the world leader in providing effective, biologist friendly, easy-to-use, software tools. (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