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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…

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…

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,…

AGENCY RECEIVES SECOND ROUND OF FUNDING

ERIE, PA – Zak Stahlsmith, Founder & CEO of ApexDrop, applied to Ben Franklin Technology Partners/CNP (cnp.benfranklin.org) for funding with the intention of developing a platform that would help lesser-known, but high-quality fashion brands get on the radar of young, female trendsetters. Because of his innovative approach, these young ladies, who tend to have a…

Where Can You Get Startup Funding With No Collateral?

And, then take ten years to pay it back. . . A long-standing partnership between the Commonwealth, Penn State University, and the private sector, Ben Franklin Technology PArtners has been investing in tech-startups for nearly 35 years. No fees No points No collateral No problem. Don’t know much about Ben Franklin? Check out this short…

Ben Franklin Invests Nearly $1 Million in PA Startups

STATE COLLEGE, PA – If you are thinking about developing a new, innovative product or process, you need to be thinking about Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central & Northern PA. We have been investing in budding entrepreneurs, researchers, software developers and small manufacturers for more than 30 years. Check out our new website at…