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EIGHT FINALISTS ANNOUNCED IN BEN FRANKLIN’S BIG IDEA CONTEST!

ERIE, PA – At a networking event held in Ben Franklin’s office in Knowledge Park on May 9, 2019, the finalists in Ben Franklin’s StARTup Contest were announced.  This year’s contest challenged tech-entrepreneurs located in Northwest PA, to develop new “game-changing” products, processes, or techniques in creative spaces. With up to $50,000 on the line, in…

CHEER ON LOCAL ENTREPRENEURS AS THEY “PITCH” FOR UP TO $10,000!

STATE COLLEGE, PA – Have you ever wondered what it would take to run your own startup? Seven local entrepreneurial teams have been finding out! Ben Franklin’s TechCelerator @State College is inviting you to join us on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 as each team pitches their business concept to a panel of independent judges to…

NEW LIFESTYLE APP DEVELOPED BY RECENT GRADS IS CREATING BUZZ AROUND TOWN

STATE COLLEGE, PA – Navigating college life as a student just got easier with the launch of Beemia, an app and website made for students by recent and soon-to-be Penn State graduates. Founded by Andrew Strause (’17), Beemia is a free information marketplace that brings college students, businesses, and communities together. By the time Andrew…

“Nipping Anxiety in the Bud” is a Family Affair for a Local Mother and Son

TECHCELERATOR@STATE COLLEGE, – Judy and Kadin Karaky know a thing or two about anxiety.  “Anxiety has always been present in my life and the lives of the people I care about – even our dog gets anxious”, commented Judy Karaky, a Penn State graduate with a degree in Elementary Education.  “Over the years, I’ve tried…

You Could Win Up To $50,000 In Ben Franklin’s BIG IDEA Contest!

ERIE, PA – When you add it up, ART + Technology = A Tech StARTup!  One of history’s first tech-enablers, Leonardo da Vinci, used his engineering background to develop a new technique for sculpting in bronze.  Today, when art meets science, the result can be innovations in animation, gaming, robotics, industrial design, or artificial intelligence…

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…