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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…

International Business Coach, Jerry Hudson, Joins Ben Franklin!

JOHNSTOWN, PA – Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central & Northern PA (www.cnp.benfranklin.org) is pleased to announce that Mr. Jerry Hudson has become the newest member of the Ben Franklin team. In this position Mr. Hudson will serve as the primary point of contact for tech-entrepreneurs who need startup funding as well as those who…

Co-Founder of Reclamere, Robert Dornich, Joins Ben Franklin’s Team!

STATE COLLEGE, PA – Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central & Northern PA (www.cnp.benfranklin.org) is pleased to announce that Mr. Robert Dornich has become the newest member of our Transformation Business Services Network – a team of seasoned business professionals that provide business mentoring and support to the tech startups in our investment portfolio. In…

Six More Companies in Central & Northern PA Just Received Ben Franklin Funding!

STATE COLLEGE, PA – Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central & Northern PA is pleased to announce that six more companies have joined our investment portfolio. If you are developing or commercializing a new, innovative product, process, or software application, check out what some of our clients have to say about our funding and business…

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

STATE COLLEGE, PA –You could be number 57! With 56 companies launched that have raised $19M in start-up funds and generated $8M 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…