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Ben Franklin’s TechCelerator is now accepting applications!

Take A Seat In Our Startup Boot Camp And You Might Take Home Up To $10,000! In partnership with the Invent Penn State initiative, Ben Franklin Technology Partners offering a 10-week business boot camp to local entrepreneurs, grad students, professors, and university researchers to help take the first step in launching their startup. What can...

You Could Win $50,000 for your BIG IDEA!

In partnership with the PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship, Ben Franklin Technology Partners is looking for innovators with BIG IDEAS located in Cameron, Elk, Forest, McKean, or Warren County, PA. We’re looking for entrepreneurs who are developing or crafting a product, process, or innovation related to the maker economy, outdoors and recreation, forest products, manufacturing,...

Ben Franklin Welcomes Todd Erdley as New Central Regional Director

Ben Franklin Technology Partners is excited to welcome local serial entrepreneur, Todd Erdley, to our State College-based Investment team effective March 1, 2023. As the Central Regional Director, Todd will be the principal point-of-contact for companies seeking financial investment and business support services from Ben Franklin in our Central Region comprised of Centre, Mifflin and...

You Could Win $50,000 for your BIG IDEA!

In partnership with the PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship, Ben Franklin Technology Partners is looking for innovators with BIG IDEAS located in Cameron, Elk, Forest, McKean, or Warren County, PA. We’re looking for entrepreneurs who are developing or crafting a product, process, or innovation related to the maker economy, outdoors and recreation, forest products, manufacturing,...

Ben Franklin’s TechCelerator Announces Winners of Fall Pitch Event

Six local entrepreneurial teams completed a ten-week business startup boot camp, offered by Ben Franklin’s TechCelerator program in partnership with Invent Penn State On Tuesday, November 29, 2022, these teams pitched their business concepts to a panel of judges to compete for a cash prize of $10,000. Audience members attending the pitch event virtually also...

Startup Launches A New Tool to Protect Vulnerable Adults

Oversubscribed Seed Round of $2 Million Completed by Early Investors Nearly eighteen million people currently have court-appointed guardians or a power of attorney in the United States alone. These decision-makers for elderly or incapacitated individuals are held accountable for maintaining detailed records of every action taken on behalf of the person.  This includes financial records,...

Local Startups to Receive Investment from Ben Franklin Technology Partners

On Monday, October 24th, Ben Franklin Technology Partners hosted an Entrepreneur Investment Presentation that celebrated five local companies receiving funding. These startups, located in the Harrisburg, York, and Lancaster regions will use the investment to leap from start-up to up-and-running. The companies funded include: Arcana Recovery, Inc. (Harrisburg based) is a web and mobile app...

Win up to $30,000 with your Food or Beverage Innovation!

Ben Franklin’s Food & Beverage TechCelerator is offering a 10-week virtual Business Boot Camp for entrepreneurs and start-up companies that are developing scalable, innovative, and technology-focused products/services in the food and beverage industry. You’ll expand your network, engage with other successful entrepreneurs, discuss your business model with experts and develop a pitch that could win...

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

On October 20, 2022, beginning at 2:00 PM, eight finalists from the BIG IDEA Contest made their pitch presentations to a panel of independent judges from PA Department of Agriculture, Sheetz, Penn State Extension, and Trilliant Food & Nutrition LLC. The panel of judges awarded two cash prizes. Ben Franklin Technology Partners is Pleased to...

Payback of Ben Franklin Investment Fuels New Startups

Members of the Erie community came together to celebrate some of the local innovators who’ve successfully made the leap from start-up to up-and-running and recognized the efforts of some of Ben Franklin Technology Partners’ newest portfolio clients. Sixteen companies either received or paid funds forward to contribute to new startups, totaling an amount of more...