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Eight Weeks of Hard Work Resulted in Cash for Three Local Entrepreneurs!

On Thursday September 6, 2018, six local entrepreneurs competed for cash prizes as part of a “pitch” event sponsored by the Ben Franklin TechCelerator@Johnstown.  Friends, family, and community partners came to support their efforts and cheer them on for their courage, vision, and hard work. The exciting finale event began at 5:00 PM at the Cambria…

Applaud Six Local Entrepreneurs Pitching for Up to $10,000 on September 6, 2018!

JOHNSTOWN, PA – As an important component of the recent Startup Alleghenies initiative, www.startupalleghenies.com, the Ben Franklin TechCelerator@Johnstown, a tech-business startup accelerator, recently offered the area’s emerging entrepreneurs, small manufacturers, students, and tech-startups a one-stop-shop for entrepreneurial training. Starting in July, 2018, the eight-week program was held in alternating locations which included 814 WORX in…

THREE WINNERS ANNOUNCED IN BEN FRANKLIN’S “BIG IDEA” CONTEST!

LANCASTER, PA – Why did dozens of people in Lancaster and Lebanon counties enter Ben Franklin’s BIG IDEA Contest? Because they wanted to WIN!  Our risk-free, fun contests have been helping tech-entrepreneurs get from StartUp to UP and running in Pennsylvania for more than 35 years. On August 15, 2018, at an event attended by…

ACOUSTIC TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPED BY PSU ENGINEERING GRADS IS MAKING SOME NOISE IN LOCAL BREWING COMPANY!

STATE COLLEGE, PA – Doesn’t a cold, frosty beer sound good?  Turns out, it actually does! Founded by three Penn State University engineering graduates, TZero Labs www.tzerolabs.com is a sensor technology and data-company that lets brew masters “hear the beer” as it ferments. The team at TZero, two brothers, Stephen and Nick Wells, along with…

How Did Nearly 80 StartUps Get Their START? Ben Franklin’s TechCelerator @State College!

STATE COLLEGE, PA –With 77 companies launched that have created 187 full or part-time jobs and generated more than $14M in revenue, our proven methodology can work for you too!  Ben Franklin’s TechCelerator @State College is inviting area entrepreneurs, researchers, and grad-students to participate in their next 10-Week StartUP Accelerator.  If you have a new,…

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…

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…