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Winners Announced in Ben Franklin’s Agriculture, Food & Beverage BIG IDEA Contest!

On October 20, 2022, beginning at 2:00 PM, eight finalists from the BIG IDEA Contest made their pitch presentations to a panel of independent judges from PA Department of Agriculture, Sheetz, Penn State Extension, and Trilliant Food & Nutrition LLC. The panel of judges awarded two cash prizes. Ben Franklin Technology Partners is Pleased to...

Ben Franklin’s Agriculture, Food & Beverage BIG IDEA Contest Finale

PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE BIG IDEA CONTEST FINAL PITCH COMPETITION! Join us for the virtual final pitch competition for Ben Franklin Technology Partners' $25,000 Agriculture, Food & Beverage BIG IDEA Contest. On October 20th, selected finalists will pitch their ag, food, and/or beverage startups to a team of independent judges for a chance to win...

Finalists in Ben Franklin’s Agriculture, Food & Beverage BIG IDEA Contest Announced!

Ben Franklin Technology Partner’s BIG IDEA Contest recently offered agriculture and food/beverage entrepreneurs, innovators, and companies in Ben Franklin’s 32-county footprint the chance to pitch to win up to $25,000 in seed funding. This cash prize is designed to support every aspect of turning a business idea into a business reality. “This is our first...

SEED YOUR BIG IDEA AND WATCH IT GROW – YOU COULD WIN UP TO $25,000!

STATE COLLEGE, PA – Did you know Ben Franklin Technology Partners is an award-winning, tech-based economic development program?  We’ve been investing in tech startups and small manufactures for nearly 40 years.  And now, we’re looking for innovators with BIG IDEAS who are developing new products or processes in the agriculture (AG) and food/beverage industries. A…

WINNERS ANNOUNCED IN $50,000 PA WILDS BIG IDEA CONTEST!

DUBOIS, PA – In partnership with the PA WILDS Center for Entrepreneurship, and with funding support provided by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), Ben Franklin Technology Partners’ recent innovation competition targeted the counties of Centre, Clarion, Clearfield and Jefferson located in the PA WILDS. Ben Franklin has been offering Pennsylvania entrepreneurs and small manufacturers the…

FIND OUT WHO WILL WIN THIS YEARS’ $50,000 PA WILDS BIG IDEA CONTEST!

DuBois, PA – In partnership with the PA WILDS Center for Entrepreneurship, Ben Franklin Technology Partners recently sponsored a BIG IDEA contest targeting innovators working in the maker economy, forest products, outdoors and recreation, and even tech-manufacturing. The winner will receive a prize package that includes: Up to $50,000 in cash The opportunity to win…

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…

YOUR BIG IDEA COULD BE WORTH BIG BUCKS!

Ben Franklin Technology Partners, an award-winning, tech-based economic development program, is offering emerging entrepreneurs and small manufacturers the opportunity to participate in our fun, risk-free $50,000 BIG IDEA Contest.  In the past few years – maybe because of the popularity of the TV show, Shark Tank – there has been a growing interest in pitch…

BLIND TIGER SWEEPS BEN FRANKLIN’S $50,000 BIG IDEA CONTEST

ERIE, PA – On Thursday, January 14, 2021,with more than 160 viewers in the zoom audience, seven companies made their final pitch presentations to four independent judges; a panel which also included a past BIG IDEA winner, Dr. Wei-Shin Lai with Acoustic Sheep. Many thanks to the judges, regional partners, and Senator Dan Laughlin for…

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

Over the course of the past six weeks, dozens of aspiring entrepreneurs located in the Northwest  Pennsylvania counties of Erie, Crawford, Mercer, Venango, Warren, Forest, and Clarion visited BIGIDEA.BenFranklin.org to check out the rules and the easy application process for our $50,000 BIG IDEA contest.  Last week, our team had the difficult job of identifying…