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More Than Sixty Startups Got Their “START” With Ben Franklin’s TechCelerator @State College!

STATE COLLEGE, PA –With 66 companies launched that have created 150 jobs and generated $8M in revenue, this 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 Boot Camp.  If you have a new, tech-based business idea, check out…

The BF TechCelerator @South Central is Taking Applications!

HARRISBURG, PA – Beginning Thursday, March 1, 2018 tech–entrepreneurs will again have the opportunity to participate in an eight-week Business Startup Boot Camp offered by the Ben Franklin TechCelerator@SouthCentral.  Visit https://cnp.benfranklin.org/techcelerator-south-central for details on the program. Where:  1010 North Seventh Street, Suite 304, Harrisburg, PA When:    March 1, 2018 – April 26, 2018 /…

INVESTMENT DECISIONS IN STARTUPS ARE BEST MADE WITH YOUR HEAD – NOT YOUR HEART

Investing in a friends’ startup can be risky business -especially for seniors. A recent article in a Philly paper, relayed the story of how in 2013 a father, who was then 82, and his daughter lost nearly a quarter of a million dollars investing in a startup run by a friend whose expertise was in…

FIVE MORE COMPANIES JUST RECEIVED BEN FRANKLIN FUNDING!

STATE COLLEGE, PA – Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central & Northern PA has been investing in tech-startups and small manufacturers for nearly 35 years.  www.cnp.benfranklin.org . This week, at our December 2017 Board of Director’s meeting, five company projects were approved to receive funding and business support services from the program: Located in State…

A Winning Pitch Could Be Worth $10,000!

The Ben Franklin TechCelerator@Altoona is now Accepting Applications – If you have a new, tech-based business idea, you’ll want to check out this program!  As an important part of the Startup Alleghenies initiative, the BF TechCelerator@Altoona will begin providing weekly business startup boot camps and one-on-one mentoring sessions that target emerging tech-entrepreneurs from the surrounding community.  These eight…

The TechCelerator@State College Announces $10,000 Winner – WearIT!

State College, PA – On Tuesday, December 5, 2017, the BF TechCelerator@State College awarded a cash prize of $10,000 to a graduate of its latest Business Startup Boot Camp for Entrepreneurs. A team of judges from the local community made the final decision on the winning presentation.  The winner, WearIT (James Mundie, Dr. Zita Oravecz,…

The Ben Franklin TechCelerator@Altoona is now Accepting Applications!

Altoona, PA – If you have a new, tech-based business idea, you’ll want to check out this program! As an important part of the Startup Alleghenies initiative, the BF TechCelerator@Altoona will begin providing weekly business startup boot camps and one-on-one mentoring sessions that target emerging tech-entrepreneurs from the surrounding community. These eight week sessions will be held…

Co-Founder of State College Startups – Scott Johnson – Joins Ben Franklin’s Team!

STATE COLLEGE, PA – Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central & Northern PA (www.cnp.benfranklin.org) is pleased to announce that Mr. Scott Johnson has become the newest member of our Transformation Business Services Network, a team of more than ten seasoned business professionals. As Field Operations Director, Scott will provide business mentoring and support to the…

The Winners of Ben Franklin’s BIG IDEA Contest Have Been Announced!

JOHNSTOWN, PA – To help kick off the Startup Alleghenies initiative, this year Ben Franklin’s BIG IDEA contest targeted the counties located in the Southern Alleghenies and Central PA. The response was amazing! In less than two months, nearly 2,000 people visited the landing page and more than 100 uploaded the application. It was a…

The BF TechCelerator @South Central will Award up to $10,000 in Prizes!

HARRISBURG, PA – On Thursday, November 16, 2017 from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM, seven entrepreneurs will present their business concepts to a panel of judges as the Capstone Event to an eight-week Business Startup Boot Camp offered by the Ben Franklin TechCelerator@SouthCentral. Visit https://cnp.benfranklin.org/techcelerator-south-central for details on the program. This entrepreneurial training program developed…