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Win Up To $10,000 in Ben Franklin’s No-Cost Startup Boot Camp!

STATE COLLEGE, PA –Ben Franklin’s TechCelerator@StateCollege; a partnership with the Invent Penn State initiative, is again offering local tech entrepreneurs, grad-students, professors, and university researchers a fun, informative 10-Week Business Startup Boot Camp. This program lets you engage with other successful entrepreneurs, discuss your business model with experts, and develop a pitch that could win…

Ben Franklin Technology Partners is partnering with the College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) to offer local businesses and organizations Information Technology (IT) internships during Spring, Summer and Fall 2022 semesters.

The Ben Franklin Job Link program is working with IST’s Career Solutions team to connect IST students with local organizations in need of IT support/projects. Talented IST students can: Review company website for content update. Update and review employee access to systems to ensure security. Collect, enter, and clean data on Excel. Provide data analytics….

Ben Franklin Technology Partners is Partnering with Penn State’s College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) to Offer Internships During Spring Semester

The Ben Franklin Job Link program is working with IST’s Career Solutions team to connect IST students with local organizations in need of IT support/projects. Talented IT students can: Review company website for content update. Update and review employee access to systems to ensure security. Collect, enter, and clean data on Excel. Provide data analytics….

STARTUPS RECEIVE INVESTMENT FROM BEN FRANKLIN TECHNOLOGY PARTNERS

STATE COLLEGE, PA – Every year, dozens of PA startups get their start with Ben Franklin Technology Partners. The largest early-stage investor in the region, Ben Franklin provides investment capital, business support services, BIG IDEA Contests, and Startup Boot Camps to emerging tech-entrepreneurs and small manufacturers located in central and northern Pennsylvania.  Visit www.cnp.benfranklin.org for…

You Could Win a $50,000 Startup Grant from Ben Franklin Technology Partners!

In partnership with the PA WILDS Center for Entrepreneurship, Ben Franklin Technology Partners, an award-winning, tech-based economic development program, is looking for innovators with BIG IDEAS located in Centre, Clarion, Clearfield, or Jefferson County, PA.  If you are developing or crafting a product, process or innovation related to the maker economy, outdoors and recreation, forest…

THE TECHCELERATOR@STATE COLLEGE IS HOSTING A VIRTUAL PITCH EVENT!    

Seven local entrepreneurial teams are in the process of completing a ten-week, virtual, business startup boot camp.  This exciting program has been offered by Ben Franklin’s TechCelerator @State College, in partnership with the Invent Penn State initiative, for nine years. On Tuesday, November 30, 2021 beginning at 2:00 PM, the teams will pitch their business…

Ben Franklin Technology Partners Job Link Program

With funding support from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), Ben Franklin Technology Partners has launched a Job Link initiative to help companies in Central and Northern PA find talent. We plan to create ‘win-win’ opportunities for local talent to find relevant meaningful job opportunities that match company needs. Ben Franklin’s Job Link AIMS to create…

WINNERS ANNOUNCED IN BEN FRANKLIN’S BIG IDEA CONTEST!

Over the course of the summer, hundreds of people located in Ben Franklin’s 32-county footprint  in Pennsylvania, visited BIGIDEA.BenFranklin.org to check out the rules and the easy application process for our $50,000 innovation contest. On October 14, 2021 beginning at 2:00 PM, the eight finalists competed virtually via Zoom. They made their presentations to a…

Five PA Companies To Receive Funding from Ben Franklin Technology Partners!

At the September 2021 Board of Director’s meeting, five additional companies were approved to receive an investment from Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central & Northern PA.  Emerging entrepreneurs and small business owners who are developing a new, product, process, or software application – and need startup funding, need to know about the Ben Franklin…

FINALISTS IN BEN FRANKLIN’S $50,000 BIG IDEA CONTEST ANNOUNCED!

Over the course of the summer, hundreds of people located in Ben Franklin’s 32-county footprint  in Pennsylvania, visited BIGIDEA.BenFranklin.org to check out the rules and the easy application process for our $50,000 innovation contest.  Recently, our team had the difficult job of choosing finalists from all the applications received from the region’s emerging tech-entrepreneurs and…