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

STATE COLLEGE, PA –With 66 companies launched that have created 150 jobs 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 have a new, tech-based business idea, check out…

The BF TechCelerator @South Central is Taking Applications!

HARRISBURG, PA – Beginning Thursday, March 1, 2018 tech–entrepreneurs will again have the opportunity to participate in 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. Where:  1010 North Seventh Street, Suite 304, Harrisburg, PA When:    March 1, 2018 – April 26, 2018 /…

INVESTMENT DECISIONS IN STARTUPS ARE BEST MADE WITH YOUR HEAD – NOT YOUR HEART

Investing in a friends’ startup can be risky business -especially for seniors. A recent article in a Philly paper, relayed the story of how in 2013 a father, who was then 82, and his daughter lost nearly a quarter of a million dollars investing in a startup run by a friend whose expertise was in…

FIVE MORE COMPANIES JUST RECEIVED BEN FRANKLIN FUNDING!

STATE COLLEGE, PA – Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central & Northern PA has been investing in tech-startups and small manufacturers for nearly 35 years.  www.cnp.benfranklin.org . This week, at our December 2017 Board of Director’s meeting, five company projects were approved to receive funding and business support services from the program: Located in State…

A Winning Pitch Could Be Worth $10,000!

The Ben Franklin TechCelerator@Altoona is now Accepting Applications – If you have a new, tech-based business idea, you’ll want to check out this program!  As an important part of the Startup Alleghenies initiative, the BF TechCelerator@Altoona will begin providing weekly business startup boot camps and one-on-one mentoring sessions that target emerging tech-entrepreneurs from the surrounding community.  These eight…

The TechCelerator@State College Announces $10,000 Winner – WearIT!

State College, PA – On Tuesday, December 5, 2017, the BF TechCelerator@State College awarded a cash prize of $10,000 to a graduate of its latest Business Startup Boot Camp for Entrepreneurs. A team of judges from the local community made the final decision on the winning presentation.  The winner, WearIT (James Mundie, Dr. Zita Oravecz,…

The Ben Franklin TechCelerator@Altoona is now Accepting Applications!

Altoona, PA – If you have a new, tech-based business idea, you’ll want to check out this program! As an important part of the Startup Alleghenies initiative, the BF TechCelerator@Altoona will begin providing weekly business startup boot camps and one-on-one mentoring sessions that target emerging tech-entrepreneurs from the surrounding community. These eight week sessions will be held…

Co-Founder of State College Startups – Scott Johnson – 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. Scott Johnson has become the newest member of our Transformation Business Services Network, a team of more than ten seasoned business professionals. As Field Operations Director, Scott will provide business mentoring and support to the…

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…

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…