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JOIN US AS WE ANNOUNCE THE FINALISTS!

SAVE THE DATE:  MAY 9, 2019 – JOIN US AS WE ANNOUNCE THE FINALISTS! WHERE:       5240 KNOWLEDGE PARKWAY, ERIE PA 16510 TIME:           4:00 PM – 6:00 PM (a fun networking reception will follow the announcement) We’re coming up on the application deadline of May 1, 2019 (5:00 PM) for this year’s…

LOCAL ENTREPRENEURS WILL PITCH TO WIN UP TO $10,000!

SOMERSET, PA – Do you know Mark Barbera, Kirk Sherbine, Tim Kretchman, BJ Opett & Dan Morris, or Emily Mahler?  For the past several weeks, these local entrepreneurs have been participating in a business startup accelerator program, the TechCelerator@Somerset. On March 14, 2019 they will each make a graduation “pitch” to a team of judges…

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…

Tech-Startups Get Their Start With Ben Franklin’s TechCelerator Program!

Ben Franklin’s TechCelerator@Somerset is inviting the area’s emerging entrepreneurs to participate in an intensive 8-Week Startup Accelerator. With dozens of tech-startups already launched that have created nearly 200 full or part-time jobs in Central PA, this proven methodology can work for you too! Ben Franklin’s TechCelerator @Somerset is inviting the area’s emerging tech-entrepreneurs to participate…

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…

SOMEONE WILL WALK AWAY WITH UP TO $10,000!

LANCASTER, PA –Join us at the Candy Factory on Thursday, November 15, 2018 from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM to cheer on six tech-entrepreneurs as they make their final pitch presentation to a panel of local judges. YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS THIS! Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ben-franklin-techcelerator-finale-celebration-tickets-51887328396 For the past eight weeks, these entrepreneurs have been…

How Did Nearly 80 StartUps Get Their START? Ben Franklin’s TechCelerator @State College!

STATE COLLEGE, PA –With 77 companies launched that have created 187 full or part-time jobs and generated more than $14M in revenue, our proven methodology can work for you too!  Ben Franklin’s TechCelerator @State College is inviting area entrepreneurs, researchers, and grad-students to participate in their next 10-Week StartUP Accelerator.  If you have a new,…

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…