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YOUR BIG IDEA COULD BE WORTH BIG BUCKS!

DUBOIS, PA – There’s up to $50,000 on the line! You don’t need to be an inventor, scientist, or historic statesmen like Ben Franklin in order to win this year’s BIG IDEA contest.  Ben Franklin Technology Partners is looking for tech entrepreneurs, developers, or small manufacturers who are creating innovative new products, processes, or software…

Ben Franklin Grew Pa.’s Economy by $4.1 Billion, Created 11,407 Jobs from 2012 to 2016: Challenges remain because of state funding shortfalls

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (Jan. 9, 2019) — With a focus on startups and innovation, Ben Franklin Technology Partners (BFTP) remains a powerful job creation and high-tech economic development engine for Pennsylvania, according to the latest independent economic analysis of the organization. But state funding shortfalls are starting to curtail the partners’ ability to fund companies…

Wolf Administration Announces New Opportunities for Tech Entrepreneurs to Develop Innovative Government Solutions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 2, 2018 Harrisburg, PA – The Wolf Administration announced today that Pennsylvania is offering opportunities to tech entrepreneurs and startup companies to grow their business by connecting with government clients and developing solutions to make governmental processes more efficient. “The Startup in Residence (STiR) program has a proven track record of…

Two Startups Each Won Prize Packages Valued at $150,000!

HARRISBURG, PA – On Thursday evening, May 26, 2016, at an event held at Level 2 on Second Street in Harrisburg, Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central & Northern PA announced that this year’s winners of the BIG IDEA contest are Dennis Dias, the founder of FORAC LLC, and Ben Galluzzo and Dave Kennedy with…

Governor Wolf Makes Jobs That Pay Tour Stop at ‘PLEDGE IT’

Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today continued his Jobs That Pay tour by visiting ‘PLEDGE IT’ by PledgePlatform, LLC, a company that produces a fundraising website that allows sports teams and athletes to raise money for charities or causes based on their performance. PledgePlatform was recently approved to receive funding support from the Ben…