Posts by Elizabeth Wilson

Gig and Take Raises $1.5 Million Pre-Seed Round!

MECHANICSBURG, PA – Gig and Take has closed a pre-seed round totaling $1.5 million led by Schematic Ventures with participation by Motivate Ventures and SHRM Labs (the venture capital arm of the Society of Human Resource Management). This capital will help fuel Gig and Take’s commercial expansion for the next two years.   Finding and retaining…

SEED YOUR BIG IDEA AND WATCH IT GROW – YOU COULD WIN UP TO $25,000!

STATE COLLEGE, PA – Did you know Ben Franklin Technology Partners is an award-winning, tech-based economic development program?  We’ve been investing in tech startups and small manufactures for nearly 40 years.  And now, we’re looking for innovators with BIG IDEAS who are developing new products or processes in the agriculture (AG) and food/beverage industries. A…

Ben Franklin Technology Partners Invests in 11 Tech Companies!     

Creating Jobs and Helping Grow the PA Economy! Eleven companies located in central and northern PA recently received an investment from Ben Franklin Technology Partners that will allow them to further develop and commercialize new products and/or software applications or stabilize operations in a long-standing manufacturing business. The Ben Franklin program has been investing in…

Phospholutions, Inc. Attracts Additional Capital from Global Ag Companies

Phospholutions Inc., a leader in sustainable fertilizer technology, has announced additional investment from leading global agricultural companies to support commercialization of RhizoSorb® in the US row crop market. The recent funding includes investment from Ospraie Ag Sciences (OAS), Bunge Ventures, the for-profit, global investment arm of Bunge (NYSE:BG), and UPL Ltd. (NSE: UPL, BSE: 512070,…

Take A Seat In Our Startup Boot Camp And You Might Take Home Up To $10,000!

Contact: Bob Dornich / Program Director 814-865-7332 / BobDornich@psu.edu STATE COLLEGE, PA –Ben Franklin’s TechCelerator@StateCollege, a partnership with the Invent Penn State initiative, is again offering local entrepreneurs, grad-students, professors, and university researchers a VIRTUAL 10-Week Business Startup Boot Camp. You’ll expand your network, engage with other successful entrepreneurs, discuss your business model with experts…

CONGRATULATIONS TO CONTROL LTD – THE LATEST WINNER OF BEN FRANKLIN’S PITCH EVENT!   

                                 Eight entrepreneurial teams just completed a ten-week, virtual, business startup boot camp.  This exciting program has been offered by Ben Franklin’s TechCelerator @State College, in partnership with the Invent Penn State initiative, for ten years. On Tuesday, June 14,…

WINNERS ANNOUNCED IN $50,000 PA WILDS BIG IDEA CONTEST!

DUBOIS, PA – In partnership with the PA WILDS Center for Entrepreneurship, and with funding support provided by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), Ben Franklin Technology Partners’ recent innovation competition targeted the counties of Centre, Clarion, Clearfield and Jefferson located in the PA WILDS. Ben Franklin has been offering Pennsylvania entrepreneurs and small manufacturers the…

FIND OUT WHO WILL WIN THIS YEARS’ $50,000 PA WILDS BIG IDEA CONTEST!

DuBois, PA – In partnership with the PA WILDS Center for Entrepreneurship, Ben Franklin Technology Partners recently sponsored a BIG IDEA contest targeting innovators working in the maker economy, forest products, outdoors and recreation, and even tech-manufacturing. The winner will receive a prize package that includes: Up to $50,000 in cash The opportunity to win…

BEN FRANKLIN TECHNOLOGY PARTNERS & THE ERIE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION (ECF) CREATE $300,000 LOCAL FUNDING OPPORTUNITY.

ERIE, PA – Ben Franklin Technology Partners is pleased to announce a partnership with the Erie Community Foundation creating the Hartman Innovation Fund for startup technology and existing small manufacturers in Erie County, PA. The $300,000 fund combines capital from both organizations and will invest in and promote business growth and economic development, exclusively in…

Ben Franklin Investments Pay Huge Dividends for Pa.

HARRISBURG, Pa. (April 26, 2022) — Ben Franklin Technology Partners and its network of clients continue to bring to market cutting-edge ideas that directly impact Pennsylvania’s economy by driving investments, fostering the entrepreneurial ecosystem, supporting innovation in established manufacturers, and cultivating, attracting, and retaining in-demand talent, according to the most recent economic and performance assessment….