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STATE COLLEGE, PA – If you are thinking about developing a new, innovative product, process, or software application and plan to start your own tech-business, you need to think about Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central & Northern PA. We have been investing in tech-startups and small manufacturers for nearly 35 years. See details about the Ben Franklin program at  

On Tuesday, March 15, 2016, Ben Franklin made investments in two emerging startups located in the Center’s footprint: Sensor Networks, Inc. and Nolinio, LLC.   Located in State College, Sensor Networks, is developing permanently installed monitoring systems to remotely measure and report wall thickness data and corrosion rates. Metal degradation, including corrosion, erosion, and cracking is a major problem for many industries including on-land and offshore oil production, mid-stream transmission and distribution systems, and downstream refining and chemical plants. Knowing the condition of their assets is essential to any regulatory driven and risk-mitigation organization. For more information, see

Nolinio, located in Lancaster, is offering customers an innovative solution for enhancing sales and marketing processes. Their product, Wingman is a Software as a Service (SaaS) which delivers real-time analytics for identifying the effectiveness of a businesses’ collateral materials. Using Wingman allows a sales representative to quickly and easily deliver the critical content appropriate for each stage of the sales experience by gaining knowledge of which marketing materials work and are actually being used. For more information, see 

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 investment capital and business support services to emerging tech-based companies and small, existing manufacturers for the purpose of creating and retaining jobs in Pennsylvania.  Contact the central office of Ben Franklin in University Park at (814) 863-4559 or see our website at