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Ben Franklin Presents $25,000 Check to Winner of BIG IDEA Business Plan Contest !

ADAMS COUNTY – A local startup’s BIG IDEA has won a $25,000 cash prize from Ben Franklin Technology Partners Go Green IT, offers a new, mobile-based platform solution that will significantly reduce the paperwork for the 70,000 Pennsylvania employees that work for 3,500 home and community-based human service agencies in the Commonwealth. Nicholas Mudgett, President and Lead Developer for Go Green IT, accepted the award at an event on Wednesday,
April 16, 2014, at 11 AM, hosted at the Adams County Economic Development Corporation offices,
1300 ProLine Place, in Gettysburg, PA.

The company’s patent-pending innovation replaces the current paper-based system, which is cumbersome and rife with billing errors, lost documentation and a high level of employee frustration. Mr. Mudgett commented, “Our product specifically accommodates human service agencies by providing a HIPPA compliant electronic filing and data analyzing system that automatically interfaces with state billing systems and payroll companies.” For more information, click on

In addition to the cash, this year’s BIG IDEA competition offered a prize package including:

• One-year of virtually managed business services offered by Netrepid
• The opportunity to participate in a BF TechCelerator Boot Camp for Startups
• Assistance from the Innovation Partnership in preparing a proposal to receive a federal research (SBIR) grant
• Access to all Ben Franklin’s business support services at no charge

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The Adams County Economic Development Corporation’s (ACEDC) mission is to enhance the business retention and expansion efforts in Adams County. By doing so, ACEDC is able to assist with business needs such as financing, relocation, training and expansion. We work with a network of service providers like Ben Franklin Technology Partners to deliver products and services to the businesses of Adams County to help them achieve their goals. ACEDC congratulates Go Green IT for their award and accomplishments!

Ben Franklin Technology Partners CNP, an initiative of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development and funded by the Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority, provides investment capital and business support services to emerging tech-based companies and small, existing manufacturers for the purpose of creating and retaining jobs in Pennsylvania.