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Ben Franklin Technology Partners Helped Retain 1,737 Jobs in 2022

Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central & Northern Pennsylvania and its network of clients continue to bring cutting-edge ideas that impact Pennsylvania’s economy by driving investments, fostering entrepreneurship, supporting innovation in established manufacturers, and attracting and retaining talent.

In 2022, Ben Franklin supported the creation of 29 new companies, 253 jobs, and helped clients retain 1,737 positions, according to impact surveys completed by clients who received support.

Ben Franklin clients continued to drive Pennsylvania’s economy with innovation and entrepreneurial efforts, developing 26 software copyrights and patents, commercializing 60 new products, and launching 23 new internal processes.

Overall, Ben Franklin client companies generated more than $685 million in revenue and secured over $227 million in follow-on funding from angel investors, venture capitalists, and other investors.

Hear from some of our portfolio companies how our program helped them get from start up to UP and running.

“Ben Franklin’s biggest impact in 2022 was to help us develop a strategic growth plan for sales, staffing, and organizational development. The plan provided a template to guide recruiting of new team members and strategic direction that we could share with recruits, lending institutions, and potential investors. The team is great to work with — specific, actionable, real-world advice.”- CAM innovation, Inc.

“Ben Franklin was an incredible experience and offered our company the means to get started. We absolutely could not have reached where we are today without the boot camps and 3 years of mentoring.” – Innovative Interseeding Solutions

 “Our company has always really valued our continual interaction with the team at Ben Franklin. The many areas of assistance provided by BF to our company include strategic planning, capital formation, accounting and tax reconciliations, and general business advice. I could not imagine us advancing this far without Ben Franklin!” – Persea Naturals LLC