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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…

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 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…

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…

Ben Franklin Technology Partners Invests More Than $2.5 Million in PA Tech-Startups!

STATE COLLEGE, PA – The Board of Directors for Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central and Northern PA recently approved investments totaling more than $2.5 million in companies located in the Center’s 32-county footprint . While each of the companies serves different markets and are in various stages of their business development, they all took…

SHOULD YOU ENTER A PITCH COMPETITION?

Back in the day, developing a business plan was typically part of an academic exercise.  Student teams came up with product ideas and then pitched their plans to classroom rivals or a panel of instructors from the Business and Engineering Departments.   But, in the past few years – maybe because of Shark Tank, there has…