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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…

Ben Franklin Investments Pay Huge Dividends for Pa.

HARRISBURG, Pa. (April 26, 2022) — Ben Franklin Technology Partners and its network of clients continue to bring to market cutting-edge ideas that directly impact Pennsylvania’s economy by driving investments, fostering the entrepreneurial ecosystem, supporting innovation in established manufacturers, and cultivating, attracting, and retaining in-demand talent, according to the most recent economic and performance assessment….

Ben Franklin Technology PArtners Invests in Altered State Distillery

Erie, Pennsylvania, March 31, 2022 – Altered State Distillery, a medal-winning distiller of spirits based in Erie, PA, has been awarded an investment by the Ben Franklin Technology PArtners / Central & Northern PA. In partnership with the Delaware Valley Fields Foundation “Seed Spark Project”, Faytak Farms in Girard, PA and CNC Malting Mill in…

THE TECHCELERATOR@STATE COLLEGE ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF PITCH EVENT!

Recently, eight entrepreneurial teams completed 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 ten years. On Tuesday, March 22, 2022, beginning at 2:00 PM, the teams pitched their business concepts to a panel of independent…

COMPANIES 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 Tech Startup Boot Camps to emerging tech-entrepreneurs and small manufacturers located in central and northern Pennsylvania.  Visit www.cnp.benfranklin.org…

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…

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…

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…