Tag Archives: innovation

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…

The Penn State EdTech Network Wants To Hear Your BIG IDEA!

STATE COLLEGE, PA – Do you have a BIG IDEA about how to use technology, media, or new teaching theories to create a positive learning environment for students of any age? If so, this contest is for you! The Penn State EdTech Network’s BIG IDEA Contest, powered by Ben Franklin Technology Partners and co-sponsored by…

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…

SBA Recognizes Central Pa. Growth Accelerator Fund Competition Winner

SBA Leaders to Visit Ben Franklin TechCelerator in Carlisle Sept. 21!  CARLISLE, Pa.– U.S. Small Business Administration Deputy District Director Michael Kane officially recognizes the Ben Franklin TechCelerator@Carlisle as a winner of SBA’s Growth Accelerator Fund Competition. Kane will present a $50,000 check at their offices at 453 Lincoln St., Carlisle, PA 17013 Sept. 21,…

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,…

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

STATE COLLEGE, PA –You could be number 53! With 52 companies launched that have raised $8M in start-up funds and generated $5M 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…

BEN FRANKLIN’S INVESTMENT IN SCHOOLWIRES HELPED MOVE “GOOD OLD FASHIONED SCHOOL DAYS” IN TO THE INTERNET AGE!

STATE COLLEGE, PA – Sixteen years ago, Ben Franklin Technology Partners invested in a local startup, Schoolwires, a company that was developing a platform to provide dedicated web-based services to primary and secondary schools. The goal of the company founder, Ed Marflak, was to bring K-8 students, teachers, and parents together online – an idea…