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Ben Franklin Announces Spring 2024 TechCelerator Finalists!

State College, PA – Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central and Northern PA (CNP) is pleased to announce the selection of eight outstanding entrepreneurial teams to participate in the Spring 2024 TechCelerator Business Bootcamp. Following a rigorous application process, these finalists have been chosen for their innovative ideas and potential to make significant impacts in...

Celebrating Angie Singer Keating’s Appointment as Board President of Ben Franklin Technology Partners

Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central and Northern PA (Ben Franklin CNP) is pleased to announce the appointment of Angie Singer Keating to its Board of Directors as President. With over two decades of experience in information systems, project management, and engineering, Angie brings a wealth of expertise and leadership to the organization. Angie Singer...

Ben Franklin Technology Partners Drives Innovation with Strategic Investments in Four Promising Enterprises

Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central and Northern PA (Ben Franklin CNP) continues its mission of catalyzing innovation and fostering growth in the technology sector with its recent investments in four dynamic companies. These strategic investments totaling $290,000 are poised to propel these startups toward significant milestones, empowering them to revolutionize their respective industries. At...

Two Local Erie Startups win Ben Franklin’s TechCelerator Business Bootcamp

On March 20, 2024, the Samuel P. Black III Knowledge Center in Penn State Behrend’s Knowledge Park buzzed with excitement as the Ben Franklin TechCelerator in Erie Finale unfolded, marking the culmination of a transformative 10-week program aimed at nurturing entrepreneurial talent in the Erie region. Eventive AI (Erin Kerner & Barry Snyder), an AI-powered...

Building Future Tech Company Founders and Leaders: Ben Franklin Technology Partners Supports CC4H Robotics

Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central and Northern PA (Ben Franklin CNP) is thrilled to sponsor the Centre County 4-H Robotics (CC4H Robotics) program, recognizing the profound impact it has in empowering young minds. In total, the program has ten competing teams, with over 100 students between 4th and 12th grade. Recently, five CC4H Robotics’...

Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central & Northern PA and Central PA-based venture capital partners win EDA grant to strengthen capital access for regional technology companies

In a significant boost to the venture capital landscape of Central Pennsylvania, the region is set to benefit from the establishment of the Keystone Innovation Fund II, thanks to a generous grant of $412,598 from the US Economic Development Administration's 'Build to Scale Capital Challenge.' This transformative grant will support the creation of a robust...

Eight Ben Franklin TechCelerator Finalists Chosen from Erie, Pennsylvania!

Out of 14 applicants, eight finalists were selected to participate in Ben Franklin Technology Partner’s TechCelerator Business Bootcamp, a program designed to help entrepreneurs explore the likelihood of success for a startup business idea. These eight finalists, all located around Erie Pennsylvania, have innovative ideas that they will be working to enhance over the next...

Ben Franklin Technology Partners Sparks Innovation with Six Strategic Investments!

In a recent board meeting, Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central and Northern PA (Ben Franklin CNP) proudly unveiled its latest investments in six exceptional tech enterprises situated in central and northern Pennsylvania, totaling $725,000. These carefully chosen strategic investments are poised to further these startups, propelling them to explore new frontiers and bring their...

Ben Franklin Technology Partners Celebrates Success of Portfolio Company ConidioTec in European Market Expansion

Andermatt Biocontrol Suisse Joins Forces with ConidioTec to Launch Innovative Bed Bug Product in Europe In a significant stride towards global expansion, Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central and Northern PA (Ben Franklin CNP) celebrates the success of its alumni portfolio company, ConidioTec LLC, in a strategic partnership with Andermatt Biocontrol Suisse. The collaboration aims...

Making Northcentral PA the Global Center for Advanced Pressed Materials

In an era of technological advancement and economic transformation, Northcentral Pennsylvania finds itself at the forefront of a remarkable development. The North Central Regional Planning and Development Commission, based in Ridgway, PA, along with partners Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central and Northern Pennsylvania, Penn State DuBois, and the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, has...