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The BF TechCelerator @South Central will Award up to $10,000 in Prizes!

HARRISBURG, PA – On Thursday, November 16, 2017 from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM, seven entrepreneurs will present their business concepts to a panel of judges as the Capstone Event to an eight-week Business Startup Boot Camp offered by the Ben Franklin TechCelerator@SouthCentral. Visit https://cnp.benfranklin.org/techcelerator-south-central for details on the program. This entrepreneurial training program developed…

Central PA has all the Resources, Assets, and Talent Necessary to Support Emerging World-Class Startups.

For the past fifteen years, I’ve had the privilege of leading the largest early-stage investor group in the region, Ben Franklin Technology Partners. Our particular Center covers a 32-county footprint in the Commonwealth that naturally includes Central Pennsylvania. During my tenure as President and CEO, I’ve had the opportunity to meet first-hand hundreds of tech-entrepreneurs…

U.S. Department of Commerce Grants $300,000 to 1855 Capital Project

The U.S. Department of Commerce has announced that the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central and Northern PA (Ben Franklin), 1855 Capital Fund I, L.P. (1855 Capital) and The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) have been awarded a $300,000 grant through the Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) Regional Innovation Strategies (RIS) program. Ben Franklin will use…

RISE OF THE REST® Pitch Competition Winner is a Ben Franklin Portfolio Company – Device Events!

HARRISBURG, PA – Nine of the most innovative startup companies in Central Pennsylvania, including five members of Ben Franklin’s portfolio, had the opportunity to showcase their company’s technology during Revolution Venture’s RISE OF THE REST® Pitch Competition with AOL founder Steve Case and a panel of all-star judges. Revolution’s RISE OF THE REST® competition is…

The Finalists in Ben Franklin’s BIG IDEA Contest Have Been Announced!

STATE COLLEGE, PA – To help kick off the Startup Alleghenies initiative, this year Ben Franklin’s BIG IDEA contest targeted the counties located in the Southern Alleghenies and central portion of the state. The response was amazing! In less than two months, nearly 2,000 people visited the site and more than 100 uploaded the application. It…

Ben Franklin Technology Partners Invests in 13 PA Startups!

STATE COLLEGE, PA – The Board of Directors for Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central and Northern PA recently approved investments totaling nearly $1.4 million in thirteen startups located in the Center’s 32-county footprint . While each of the companies serves different markets and are in various stages of business development, they all took the…

Join Ben Franklin’s Team in State College!

Ben Franklin Transformation Business Services Network is the principal provider of management and business assistance to tech-entrepreneurs and early-stage companies that are being supported by Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central and Northern PA. The position of Field Office Director serves as the principal point-of-contact for the Ben Franklin Transformation team in Central PA, operating…

WE CAN HELP YOU GET FROM STARTUP TO UP AND RUNNING!

CENTRAL PA – Have you been thinking about developing or commercializing an innovative product, process, or new software application? Then, you need to think about Ben Franklin Technology Partners! We are looking for budding entrepreneurs, researchers, software developers, or even small existing businesses. Our risk-free BIG IDEA contests have been helping folks start or grow…

WE CAN HELP YOU GET FROM STARTUP TO UP AND RUNNING!

HARRISBURG, PA – Ben Franklin’s TechCelerator Program is inviting area entrepreneurs, researchers, software developers or anyone with a new business idea to participate in our next 8-Week Boot Camp for Business Startups. This exciting program has already helped launch dozens of companies in the area. Held in a convenient downtown location with off-street parking, the…

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…