Posts by Karly

TechCelerator at Ben Franklin is hosting a Virtual Pitch Event!

Join us to vote on your favorite business concept and help award a cash prize of 1,000 to a local startup! Eight local entrepreneurial teams are in the process of completing a ten-week, business startup boot camp. This exciting program has been offered by Ben Franklin’s TechCelerator program! On Tuesday, November 29, 2022, beginning at...

Ben Franklin Technology Partners Welcomes New Board Member

Lisa Riggs was appointed to the Ben Franklin Board of Directors at their September meeting. Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central and Northern Pennsylvania is excited to welcome Lisa Riggs to the board of directors. Bringing diverse and extensive experience in community and organizational development, Lisa shares Ben Franklin’s core values of addressing the needs of...

Ben Franklin Technology Partners Invests in 12 Tech Companies!

Twelve startup companies located in central and northern PA recently received an investment from Ben Franklin that will allow them to further develop a new product, process, or software application. The funding is typically used for prototype development, testing of new products, hiring additional employees, and helping grow company sales. At the recent September Board...

Finalists in Ben Franklin’s Agriculture, Food & Beverage BIG IDEA Contest Announced!

Ben Franklin Technology Partner’s BIG IDEA Contest recently offered agriculture and food/beverage entrepreneurs, innovators, and companies in Ben Franklin’s 32-county footprint the chance to pitch to win up to $25,000 in seed funding. This cash prize is designed to support every aspect of turning a business idea into a business reality. “This is our first...

$1M Bright Bradford Fund Created to Fuel Local Community

The Bradford Area Alliance announced Thursday the creation of a new $1,000,000 Bright Bradford Fund aimed at helping new startups and existing businesses grow in the area. To serve the growth of different industry sectors in the Bradford community, the Bright Bradford Fund consists of two distinct investment opportunities — the Bright Bradford Innovation Fund...