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Sixty-One Startups Got Their “START” With Ben Franklin’s TechCelerator @State College!

STATE COLLEGE, PA – With sixty-one companies launched that have raised more than $20 million in start-up funds and generated nearly $8 million in revenue, this 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 Boot Camp. If you…

Kate Alward Joins Ben Franklin’s State College Team!

STATE COLLEGE, PA – Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central & Northern PA (www.cnp.benfranklin.org) is pleased to announce that Ms. Kate Alward has become the newest member of our Transformation Business Services Network. In this role, she will provide Human Resource (HR) management support to the tech-startups and small manufacturers in our investment portfolio. A…

Ben Franklin Technology Partners Invests More Than $2.5 Million in PA Tech-Startups!

STATE COLLEGE, PA – The Board of Directors for Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central and Northern PA recently approved investments totaling more than $2.5 million in companies located in the Center’s 32-county footprint . While each of the companies serves different markets and are in various stages of their business development, they all took…

Penn State Professor “Takes the Wind” Out of Surfing!

STATE COLLEGE, PA – Because of the Lift eFoil, the brainchild of Penn State University Professor and Aeronautical Engineer, Jack Langelaan and his team, weather and water conditions no longer control a good day for surfing. The concept of a lightweight surfboard or hydrofoil, powered by electricity that skims across the surface of the water,…

Use Your Accounting Background to Help Startups!

We are looking for a coordinator of office and accounting practices in our State College office.  The successful candidate will support the needs of the clients of the Ben Franklin Transformation Business Services Network over our 32 county footprint. Primary responsibility is to develop, recommend and implement procedures to ensure uniform and efficient accounting practices, internal controls,…

BEN FRANKLIN’S ERIE INNOVATION FUND APPLAUDS LOCAL SOFTWARE COMPANY, CONDUIT TECHNOLOGY, ON RECENT ACQUISTION!

ERIE, PA – Five years ago, Ben Franklin’s Erie Innovation Fund, a partnership with the Erie County Gaming Revenue Authority, made its first investment in an Erie-based startup, Conduit Technology. The money was used to help develop software that enabled the automation of what had historically been a paper-laden process. Prior to Jim Noland and…

BF Alum Company, Data Inventions, Receives Investment from CincyTech and NCT Ventures

CincyTech and NCT Ventures are pleased to announce investment in Data Inventions, a technology company that brings new life to conventional manufacturing. The Data Inventions platform adds a layer of front line analytics to traditional machine tools. The resulting insights enable midsize manufacturers to take immediate actions to get the most out of their operations,…

Local Business Leader, Debra Steiner, Joins Ben Franklin’s NWPA Team!

ERIE, PA – Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central & Northern PA (www.cnp.benfranklin.org) is pleased to announce that Ms. Debra Steiner has become the newest member of Ben Franklin’s Northwest team. In this position, Debbie will provide business mentoring and support to the region’s technology clients as a member of the BF Transformation Management Services…

Save the Date – June 8, 2017 – Tax Credit Seminar in Erie, PA

Commonwealth Tax Credit Seminar  Presenters:  Department of Community & Economic Development, Ben Franklin Technology Partners/CNP, and KIZ Resources, LLC Event Details When: Thursday, June 8, 2017 Where: Erie Technology Incubator, 900 State Street, Room 300, Erie, PA 16501 Time: 1:00 P.M. – 2:30 P.M. Pennsylvania Tax Credits Include: Keystone Innovation Zone (KIZ) Research and Development (R&D) Neighborhood Assistance-Enterprise Zone…

Register Now to Attend the 2017 Shale Gas Innovation Contest!

STATE COLLEGE, PA – Please don’t forget to register now by clicking HERE for the FREE 2017 Shale Gas Innovation Contest. The ten finalists for the contest have been chosen, and on May 9th in Southpointe, PA, three winners will each walk away with $20,000! The list of ten finalists can be viewed HERE . The…