Posts by Elizabeth Wilson

The Finalists in the PA WILDS BIG IDEA Contest Have Been Announced!

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. Dozens of emerging entrepreneurs who are developing an innovation related to the maker economy, forest products, outdoors and recreation…

Job Opportunity:  Marketing Associate/Manager:

  A long-standing partnership between the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and Penn State University, Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central and Northern PA is the largest early-stage investor and supporter of tech startups and small manufacturers in the program’s 32-county footprint.  Headquartered in State College, the program has satellite offices in Erie, Harrisburg, and Johnstown. Role:…

Ben Franklin Technology PArtners Invests in Altered State Distillery

Erie, Pennsylvania, March 31, 2022 – Altered State Distillery, a medal-winning distiller of spirits based in Erie, PA, has been awarded an investment by the Ben Franklin Technology PArtners / Central & Northern PA. In partnership with the Delaware Valley Fields Foundation “Seed Spark Project”, Faytak Farms in Girard, PA and CNC Malting Mill in…

EXPLORE! Entrepreneurship Summit: Growing a Business in the Alleghenies

Featuring Keynote Speaker Joe Veneto,  Chief Experience Officer, Veneto Collaboratory If you are looking to start an outdoor recreation business, or one that supports outdoor recreation tourism in the Alleghenies, Explore! Entrepreneurship Summit is for you. Presented by Startup Alleghenies, the event will be held at River Mountain, on May 15-16, 2022. This information-packed, two-day…

THE TECHCELERATOR@STATE COLLEGE ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF PITCH EVENT!

Recently, eight entrepreneurial teams 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, March 22, 2022, beginning at 2:00 PM, the teams pitched their business concepts to a panel of independent…

Small Business and Startup Career Fair – Only $50.00 a Booth!

Where:  The Penn State Innovation Hub (Downtown) When:   April 5, 2022, from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Employers… • Do you want to find qualified candidates for internships, co-ops, research, or full-time positions? • Do you want to connect with Centre County’s amazing entrepreneurial network to share ideas? • Do you want to build your…

COMPANIES RECEIVE INVESTMENT FROM BEN FRANKLIN TECHNOLOGY PARTNERS

STATE COLLEGE, PA – Every year dozens of PA startups get their start with Ben Franklin Technology Partners. The largest early-stage investor in the region, Ben Franklin provides investment capital, business support services, BIG IDEA Contests, and Tech Startup Boot Camps to emerging tech-entrepreneurs and small manufacturers located in central and northern Pennsylvania.  Visit www.cnp.benfranklin.org…

Win Up To $10,000 in Ben Franklin’s No-Cost Startup Boot Camp!

STATE COLLEGE, PA –Ben Franklin’s TechCelerator@StateCollege; a partnership with the Invent Penn State initiative, is again offering local tech entrepreneurs, grad-students, professors, and university researchers a fun, informative 10-Week Business Startup Boot Camp. This program lets you engage with other successful entrepreneurs, discuss your business model with experts, and develop a pitch that could win…

Ben Franklin Technology Partners is partnering with the College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) to offer local businesses and organizations Information Technology (IT) internships during Spring, Summer and Fall 2022 semesters.

The Ben Franklin Job Link program is working with IST’s Career Solutions team to connect IST students with local organizations in need of IT support/projects. Talented IST students can: Review company website for content update. Update and review employee access to systems to ensure security. Collect, enter, and clean data on Excel. Provide data analytics….

Ben Franklin Technology Partners is Partnering with Penn State’s College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) to Offer Internships During Spring Semester

The Ben Franklin Job Link program is working with IST’s Career Solutions team to connect IST students with local organizations in need of IT support/projects. Talented IT students can: Review company website for content update. Update and review employee access to systems to ensure security. Collect, enter, and clean data on Excel. Provide data analytics….