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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 program, check out this quick video   

This week, at our December 2016 Board of Director’s meeting, eleven company projects were approved to receive funding and business support services from the program. These companies, listed below, took a big step forward by applying for an investment. Contact us at 814-898-6650 to see how your company name could be on this list next year:

Located in State College, FairTech Labs, LLC, developed Shelf Scouter, a SaaS platform, pre-integrated with a point-of-sale (POS) system that allows smaller, independent grocers to compete online by offering e-commerce grocery shopping services.

Also located in State College, Atoptix, LLC, has developed a handheld smartphone-compatible plant health sensor for farmers that enables them to diagnose crop disease early enough to take the corrective actions needed to reduce losses.

CRIMEWATCH Technologies, Inc., located in Carlisle, PA, developed a network that distributes information via CRIMEWATCH-controlled websites, social media sites, mobile applications and TV kiosks, effectively solving communication problems for law enforcement and reducing crime.

Located in Boalsburg, PA, Sensor Networks, Inc., is developing permanently installed monitoring systems that remotely measure and report wall thickness data and corrosion rates to on-land and off-shore assets where metal degradation is a major problem.

 Adiaon, LLC, located in Altoona, PA, developed an all-inclusive, scalable access control system that allows makerspaces to manage their facilities, equipment, and member payment processing and scheduling. The company also offers the hardware needed to manage equipment and tool access.

Persea Naturals, LLC is introducing AvoColor, a yellow-red FDA exempt food color additive that addresses the growing natural food color requirements faced by food manufacturers. AvoColor has a high-color yield extracted from avocado seeds which is water soluble and available in liquid or dry form.

Located in Hummelstown, PA, SIG Medical Corporation, is a medical device manufacturing company that is developing a novel, minimally invasive surgical repair procedure for fractured ribs. This patented and FDA-approved system is less costly, less time consuming and less painful for the patient.

PressBox Media, located in Johnstown, PA, offers college sports programs an affordable, easy-to-use system to distribute media press releases to every relevant media outlet in the United States and Canada, serving the hometown of each coach and player named in the release.

X Materials Processing, LLC, located in State College, PA, is producing advanced direct-metal 3D printing products and services. The company’s product addresses potential customer cost concerns by offering the lowest price printer capable of producing industry standard part quality.

SAY Plastics, located in McSherrystown, PA, is an ISO-certified producer of thermoformed plastic components and assemblies. The company’s SAY Tooling System effectively re-engineers metal and FRP parts, providing thermoformed, cost effective, plastic designs for a variety of industries.

Reflexion Interactive Technologies, located in Lancaster, PA, focuses on the rapid screening of athletes to detect traumatic brain injury. In collaboration with Penn State University’s Kinesiology Center, the company plans to test their current prototype software platform.                                      

About Ben Franklin Technology Partners:

The largest early-stage seed investor in our region, Ben Franklin Technology Partners/CNP, (an initiative of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development and funded by the Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority) provides funding and business support services to emerging tech-based companies and small, existing