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Ben Franklin Technology Partners to Appear Before PA Senate Appropriations Committee – 3:00 PM, Wednesday, March 6, live-streamed: https://www.pasenategop.com/

The Ben Franklin Technology Partners (Ben Franklin) Pennsylvania statewide network will present before the Pennsylvania Senate Appropriations Committee regarding the proposed 2019-2020 Pennsylvania budget at 3:00 PM on Wednesday, March 6, live-streamed here: https://www.pasenategop.com/. The Ben Franklin Program invests in and supports technology-based start-ups, innovative manufacturers, and a technology-based ecosystem throughout the state. Since 2007-08,…

Where does Pa. rank for tech-based investments?

Everyone knows a good thing when they see it. That’s why Ben Franklin Technology Partners, created more than 35 years ago with broad bipartisan support, has become one of the most widely known and emulated state technology-based economic development programs in the nation. Since its inception, Ben Franklin has invested in more than 4,500 technology-based…

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…

Tech StartUPS Get Their “START” With Ben Franklin’s TechCelerator @State College!

STATE COLLEGE, PA – The TechCelerator Model Works! Just ask any one of the nearly 100 companies that have successfully launched. These startups have created nearly 200 jobs and generated more than $14M in revenue. Have you ever wondered what it would take run your own startup? Ben Franklin’s TechCelerator @State College is inviting local…

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 Technology Partners!

STATE COLLEGE, PA – Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central & Northern PA provides funding and business support services to tech-startups and small manufacturers located in our 32-count footprint. Our seed capital is the financial bridge that links a tech-entrepreneurs limited assets to future investment opportunities from banks, angel, or venture capital groups. At the…

WHAT IF AN OUNCE OF PREVENTION IS THE CURE?

State College, PA – Our schools are charged with creating safe environments where students learn, thrive, and grow into the adults who will ultimately be our next leaders, employees, educators, and parents. But, we’ve all seen the statistics. Nearly one in three schoolchildren in the United States has been bullied in some way by the…

The BF TechCelerator is Hosting a Pitch Event: Someone Will Walk Away With Up To $10,000!

STATE COLLEGE, PA – On December 6, 2018, six emerging tech entrepreneurs will compete for up to $10,000 at the BF TechCelerator’s graduation “pitch” event. A panel of local judges will evaluate the presenters who have been honing their business concepts for the past ten weeks in an intensive business startup accelerator. You Won’t Want…

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…