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Ben Franklin CNP Clients Answering the Call to Help with COVID-19

Many clients of Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central and Northern Pennsylvania are answering the call to assist the commonwealth on a number of fronts in response to the many serious challenges connected to the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are some of the ways clients are working directly and indirectly to support ongoing response efforts in…

Ben Franklin Technology Partners Invests $1.7 Million in PA Startups

If you are located in the 32-county footprint served by our Center, see what these folks are doing. You could be our next investment!

Have You Ever Been Involved in a Tech-Startup?

Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central & Northern PA has a great job opportunity currently available in our Erie, PA office. You might be our next Regional Director.

AND THE WINNER IS . . . . AcousticSheep LLC!

Ben Franklin Technology Partners is pleased to announce that this year’s winner of the BIG IDEA contest is Dr. Wei-Shin Lai and her team with AcousticSheep LLC. The company, which is located right off Peninsula Drive in Ebco Business Park, is developing software and phone apps, that when coupled with their latest generation of SleepPhones®,…


In January of 2009, local entrepreneur, Paul Silvis turned 100% of Restek® Corporation’s ownership over to its employees under an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP).

TechCelerator@State College Receives i6/Cluster Grant

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker announced that the TechCelerator@State College is among the first of 26 recipients of the 2014 Regional Innovation Strategies program grants.

BF Alum Company, Keystone Nano, Receives NIH Grant

KN is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a National Institute of Health (NIH) grant to further develop its nanoparticles for the treatment of cancer. The National Cancer Institute, a part of the NIH, has awarded a grant to Keystone Nano to further develop our siRNA nanoparticle technology.

ExecuStar CEO Applications are Now Open for June 2015 Cohort

The ExecuStar Executive Education Program has announced applications are available for the 2016 Cohort. ExecuStar is designed for CEOs of companies which are ready to take the next steps to grow revenues. Most applicants manage revenue in the $1-20 million range, although other smaller high growth company CEOs are encouraged to apply for a seat….


On Tuesday, March 18, 2015, Ben Franklin’s Board of Directors approved investments in three new startups located in the Center’s footprint: Hatchback, Atoptix, and Sensor Networking. 

Have You Heard About our 10-Week Boot Camp for Business Startups?

STATE COLLEGE, PA – The TechCelerator @State College is inviting area entrepreneurs, graduate students, researchers, or anyone with an innovative idea, to participate in their next 10-Week Boot Camp for business startups. This exciting program has already launched more than 34 companies that have raised almost $4M in start-up funding and generated $3M in revenue!…