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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…

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…

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…

Don’t Miss The Chance To See More Than 20 Shale Energy Innovations On Display!

PITTSBURGH, PA – On May 18, 2016, Ben Franklin’s Shale Gas Innovation & Commercialization Center (www.sgicc.org) will award four $20,000 prizes to this year’s contest winners. In addition to showcasing the 12 finalists, this year’s Final’s Event will also feature a Poster Contest highlighting research related to the oil and gas sector at four major…

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…

Forty-Three Startups Got Their “START” With Ben Franklin’s TechCelerator Program @ State College

STATE COLLEGE, PA –You could be number 44! With 43 companies launched that have raised $7M 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, students, or researchers to participate in their next 10-Week Boot Camp. If you have a…

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…

Where Do You Go If You Need #Startupfunding In PA?

If you are developing a new tech-product, process, or software application, that you intend to commercialize, your personal assets and credit are only going to go so far. Many of the folks we’ve worked with have taken second mortgages on their homes, maxed out their credit cards and raided their pension accounts by the time they get…

Why enter a Business Plan Contest?

Why enter a Business Plan Contest? After all, when done properly, writing a business plan can be very time consuming. A panel of judges you have never met will pass judgment on not only your idea for a new product or service, but how well you define the opportunity and explain the market execution.