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Co-Founder of Reclamere, Robert Dornich, Joins Ben Franklin’s Team!

STATE COLLEGE, PA – Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central & Northern PA ( is pleased to announce that Mr. Robert Dornich has become the newest member of our Transformation Business Services Network – a team of seasoned business professionals that provide business mentoring and support to the tech startups in our investment portfolio. In his new position, Bob will also manage the Technology Center and Zetachron small business incubators in State College.

For more than thirty years, Bob has been a ‘serial’ entrepreneur, owning eight businesses, including one franchise. In 2001 he co-founded a tech start-up and grew it to over $3M in sales and 34 employees. In 2014, thinking he wanted to retire, he sold the business. After just a few months, he realized that retirement was not for him. “I missed the pulse of running day-to-day operations and leading a team of managers and executives. I also missed strategic planning, financial forecasting, and empowering a team to innovate and achieve great results”.

One of Bob’s other great passions has been coaching – especially soccer. Combining his passion for startups with coaching makes him an ideal candidate to help mentor the entrepreneurs that receive Ben Franklin funding. “This new opportunity is my way of giving back for all the good fortune I’ve experienced in my life”, commented Dornich. “My company, Reclamere, was a Ben Franklin funding recipient back in the day, and we never could have succeeded if it had not been for their help, mentoring, and support.”   Bob can be reached at 814-865-7332                            

About Ben Franklin Technology Partners:

The largest early-stage seed investor in our region, 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 business support services to emerging tech-based companies and small, existing manufacturers. To learn more about the Ben Franklin program, check out this quick video