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STATE COLLEGE, PA – Are you developing a new, innovative product, process, or software application? 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 startup funding to emerging tech-entrepreneurs and small manufacturers located in the 32 county footprint served by the program .

At the March 2018 Board of Director’s meeting, five more company projects were approved to receive investment capital and business support services from Ben Franklin – both of which will help them get from StartUP to UP and running:

Located in Erie, PA, The Institute on Healthcare Directives/Video Directives will receive funding to further develop their multi-channel sales approach and also to hire a CEO who will be responsible for service and product delivery and closing sales opportunities.  Visit

TEAMology, located in Chambersburg, PA, has developed a proprietary, easy-to-use cloud-based software that offers research based curriculum to K-12 students that increases attendance, attitude, and achievement levels while also reducing behavioral issues related to bullying.  Visit

ConidioTec, located in State College, PA, offers a revolutionary new product for the control and prevention of bed bugs; a growing problem for managers of hotels and dorms, homeowners, and rental properties.  The company has formulated its own fungal bio-pesticide product, Aprehend, which it sells to professional pest control operators.  Visit

Located in Johnstown, PA, Event Guru Software, a software as a services company, specializes in affordable, simple-to-use, cloud-based solutions designed to simplify managing the logistics at conferencing and event venues including college and university campuses and retreats. Visit

Phospholutions, located in State College, PA, commercialized two patents licensed from Penn State University for a granular soil amendment product that is used to control the release of fertilizers over time. This requires fewer applications and develops significantly stronger root system using less water. The company’s initial focus is on the turf and ornamental plant areas.  Visit