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

LANCASTER, PA – 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 @TheCandyFactory is inviting the area’s emerging tech-entrepreneurs to participate in an intensive 8-Week Startup Accelerator.   Don’t miss out on this opportunity! We provide…

Ben Franklin Technology Partners Invests in 15 PA Startups!

STATE COLLEGE, PA – Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central & Northern PA has been investing in tech-startups and small manufacturers for more than 35 years.  Our program’s funding is the financial bridge that links a startup’s assets to future investment opportunities from banks, angel, or venture capital groups. In order to best support our…

The TechCelerator@State College Announces Winner: Kevin Houser with Lyralux!

State College, PA – On Tuesday, May 29, 2018, the Ben Franklin TechCelerator@State College awarded a cash prize to the winner of its latest Business Startup Accelerator.  Five area entrepreneurs, who had been attending the Tuesday evening sessions for the past ten weeks, made pitches to a panel of local judges about their business concepts….

LARGE MULTI-NATIONAL CORPORATION PUTS A “NEW SPIN” ON A SMALL LOCAL MANUFACTURER

ERIE, PA – More than 15 years ago, a Penn State Erie faculty member, Tom Briselden and his team at Spin-Works LLC, developed an innovative, silicon-carbide radiant tube insert called a SpyroCor.  The twisted “Y” design produced non-turbulent, high convection flow creating a high rate of uniform heat transfer.  At the time, there were more…

Global Leader in Salivary Bioscience is Grateful for Ben Franklin’s Investment

State College, PA – Salimetrics, a company that is widely regarded as a global leader in salivary bioscience, got its start nearly 20 years ago with an investment from Ben Franklin Technology Partners, and then received additional funding from the program for a buyout of early-stage investors in 2012.  The founder of the company, Dr….

In Just Eight Short Weeks You Could Be On The Way To Launching A Tech-StartUP!

Johnstown, PA – If you have a new, tech-based business idea, or you are developing an innovative product, process, or software application, you’ll want to check out this program!  As part of the Startup Alleghenies initiative, the BF TechCelerator@Johnstown is providing a business startup accelerator, along with one-on-one mentoring sessions, for emerging tech-entrepreneurs. Beginning Tuesday, July…

Ryan Harris With Noodigs Made a Prize Winning Pitch!

HARRISBURG, PA – On Thursday, April 26, 2018, Ryan Harris with Noodigs along with three other tech–entrepreneurs had the opportunity to pitch their business concept to a panel of local judges.  Ryan, who developed an innovative realty services software that is modernizing home sale transactions, took home a $10,000 cash prize! The pitch event was…

YOUR “BIG IDEA” COULD WIN YOU UP TO $50,000!

LANCASTER, PA – Why Should You Enter Ben Franklin’s BIG IDEA Contest? Because you want to WIN!  The prize money will be a great way to put some cash into your startup. However, the business mentoring, networking opportunities, and feedback from experts are often just as valuable as the cash. If you’ve been thinking about…

YOUR “BIG IDEA” COULD WIN YOU UP TO $50,000!

LANCASTER, PA – Why Should You Enter Ben Franklin’s BIG IDEA Contest? Because you want to WIN!  The prize money will be a great way to put some cash into your startup. However, the business mentoring, networking opportunities, and feedback from experts are often just as valuable as the cash. If you’ve been thinking about…

OPPORTUNITY: DIRECTOR OF FUND OPERATIONS

 1855 Capital is a portfolio company in the Ben Franklin Technology PArtners network. Ben Franklin is an early stage investor that invests both money and business support resources in the success of our portfolio companies. Our portfolio companies, like 1855 Capital, offer career opportunities in entrepreneurial startups throughout much of Pennsylvania.  Ben Franklin Technology Partners…