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Tech-Startups Get “Their Start” With Ben Franklin Technology Partners!

STATE COLLEGE, PA – Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central & Northern PA provides funding and business support services to tech-startups and small manufacturers located in our 32-count footprint. Our seed capital is the financial bridge that links a tech-entrepreneurs limited assets to future investment opportunities from banks, angel, or venture capital groups. At the…

The BF TechCelerator is Hosting a Pitch Event: Someone Will Walk Away With Up To $10,000!

STATE COLLEGE, PA – On December 6, 2018, six emerging tech entrepreneurs will compete for up to $10,000 at the BF TechCelerator’s graduation “pitch” event. A panel of local judges will evaluate the presenters who have been honing their business concepts for the past ten weeks in an intensive business startup accelerator. You Won’t Want…

Tech-Startups Get Their Start With Ben Franklin’s TechCelerator Program!

Ben Franklin’s TechCelerator@Somerset is inviting the area’s emerging entrepreneurs to participate in an intensive 8-Week Startup Accelerator. With dozens of tech-startups already launched that have created nearly 200 full or part-time jobs in Central PA, this proven methodology can work for you too! Ben Franklin’s TechCelerator @Somerset is inviting the area’s emerging tech-entrepreneurs to participate…

Wolf Administration Announces New Opportunities for Tech Entrepreneurs to Develop Innovative Government Solutions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 2, 2018 Harrisburg, PA – The Wolf Administration announced today that Pennsylvania is offering opportunities to tech entrepreneurs and startup companies to grow their business by connecting with government clients and developing solutions to make governmental processes more efficient. “The Startup in Residence (STiR) program has a proven track record of…

SOMEONE WILL WALK AWAY WITH UP TO $10,000!

LANCASTER, PA –Join us at the Candy Factory on Thursday, November 15, 2018 from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM to cheer on six tech-entrepreneurs as they make their final pitch presentation to a panel of local judges. YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS THIS! Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ben-franklin-techcelerator-finale-celebration-tickets-51887328396 For the past eight weeks, these entrepreneurs have been…

NEED STARTUP FUNDING? Six PA Startups Just Received an Investment from Ben Franklin Technology Partners!

STATE COLLEGE, PA –  Are you developing or commercializing a new, innovative product, process, or software application?  Tech-startups have been getting their “start” with Ben Franklin Technology Partners for more than 35 years.  NO fees, points, or collateral required! For more information, visit http://cnp.benfranklin.org At the September 2018 Board of Director’s meeting, six company projects…

Startup Grind Erie Events!

Startup Grind Erie – A fireside chat with Nicole & Jason Lavery, founders of Lavery Brewing Nicole and Jason started Lavery Brewing in 2009, sharing space at Union Station Brewery, before moving in 2010 to 128 W 12th St, their current location. We’ll hear from both of them about why they took the leap and…

THREE WINNERS ANNOUNCED IN BEN FRANKLIN’S “BIG IDEA” CONTEST!

LANCASTER, PA – Why did dozens of people in Lancaster and Lebanon counties enter Ben Franklin’s BIG IDEA Contest? Because they wanted to WIN!  Our risk-free, fun contests have been helping tech-entrepreneurs get from StartUp to UP and running in Pennsylvania for more than 35 years. On August 15, 2018, at an event attended by…

ACOUSTIC TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPED BY PSU ENGINEERING GRADS IS MAKING SOME NOISE IN LOCAL BREWING COMPANY!

STATE COLLEGE, PA – Doesn’t a cold, frosty beer sound good?  Turns out, it actually does! Founded by three Penn State University engineering graduates, TZero Labs www.tzerolabs.com is a sensor technology and data-company that lets brew masters “hear the beer” as it ferments. The team at TZero, two brothers, Stephen and Nick Wells, along with…

How Did Nearly 80 StartUps Get Their START? Ben Franklin’s TechCelerator @State College!

STATE COLLEGE, PA –With 77 companies launched that have created 187 full or part-time jobs and generated more than $14M in revenue, our proven methodology can work for you too!  Ben Franklin’s TechCelerator @State College is inviting area entrepreneurs, researchers, and grad-students to participate in their next 10-Week StartUP Accelerator.  If you have a new,…