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Budding Entrepreneur Wins $10,000 from the BF TechCelerator@Carlisle by CREDC

CARLISLE Ben Franklin’s TechCelerator@Carlisle by CREDC’s 10-Week Business Mentoring Program recently graduated four budding entrepreneurs! These individuals presented their business concepts to a panel of local professionals which included: Melissa McLaughlin, Director of Business Finance for the Harrisburg Regional Chamber and CREDC; Dean Kline, Managing Director of Penn Venture Partners, and Pam Martin, Former Regional Director of BFTP-CNP.

The Ben Franklin TechCelerator program, a partnership between Ben Franklin Technology Partners/CNP and the economic development arm of the Harrisburg Regional Chamber, provides designated, shared workspace and focused business support services in an incubator setting to eligible start-ups.

The winning presentation was made by Franklin County-based MathEdge Fantasy Sports.

The company’s innovative, new product Draft Hog, is a web-based software platform that uses a proprietary algorithm, developed by math professors, to help both novice and experienced customers win their draft. 

Three additional entrepreneurs, all of whom made impressive final presentations to the judges were:

  • Youth Athletic Systems whose product LockerRoom is a SaaS assisting volunteer coaches with the organization and communication of team information.
  • GATT Solutions brings accountability of weapons through a proprietary solution.
  • Elastic Games product Novice is a video gaming solution designed to teach an individual how a gaming controller corresponds with the game itself.

About Ben Franklin Technology Partners

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 funding and entrepreneurial support to emerging tech-based companies and small, existing manufacturers for the purpose of creating and retaining jobs in Pennsylvania.  For more information, visit