Tag Archives: innovation

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,…

The TechCelerator@State College Announces Two Boot Camp Winners!

State College, PA – On Tuesday, May 23, 2017, the Ben Franklin TechCelerator@State College awarded cash prizes to two graduates of its latest Business Startup Boot Camp. Six local entrepreneurs, who had been attending the Tuesday evening sessions for the past ten weeks, made pitches to a three-member team of judges based on the market…

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…

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…

Thinking About Starting Your Own Business? Check out Ben Franklin’s TechCelerator Program for Startups!

South Central PA – Ben Franklin’s TechCelerator Program is inviting area entrepreneurs, researchers, software developers or anyone with a new business idea to attend their next 8-Week Boot Camp for Business Startups. This exciting program has already helped launch more than 25 companies in the area, and yours could be next! The sessions begin Thursday,…

Eleven More Central PA 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.  If you are developing a new, innovative product, process, or software application, let us help you get from StartUP to UP and running! To learn more about the Ben Franklin…

Shell Petrochemical Complex (“Cracker”) is a Game Changer in PA!

In June 2016, Shell announced their decision to build the ethane cracker plant and petrochemical complex in Beaver County, PA. This announcement has been referred to as a “game changer” by Governor Wolf, and is viewed as a significant economic development catalyst for Pennsylvania. This article is a summary of a more comprehensive white paper…

BEN FRANKLIN TECHNOLOGY PARTNERS & THE ERIE COUNTY GAMING REVENUE AUTHORITY “RE-IGNITE” THE ERIE INNOVATION FUND WITH $1,000,000!

ERIE, PA – Do you need startup funding? The Erie County Gaming Revenue Authority (ECGRA) has committed another $500,000 in Ignite Erie funds to help local startups and small manufacturers develop new products and grow their companies. Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central and Northern PA is matching ECGRA’s investment and together, the organizations are…

Ben Franklin Technology Partners Invests More Than $500,000 in Five PA Companies!

STATE COLLEGE, PA – The Board of Directors for Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central and Northern PA recently approved investments totaling $515,000 in five companies located in the Center’s 32-county footprint . While each of the companies serves decidedly different markets and are in various stages of their business development, they took the first…