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THE BF TECHCELERATOR FALL 2020 ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF PITCH NIGHT!

LANCASTER, PA – Ben Franklin Technology Partners is pleased to announce the winners of their TechCelerator pitch competition. The pitch competition was the finale for six teams who participated in an intensive 10-week startup boot camp offered by the Ben Franklin Technology Partners. Our $10,000 prize pool was sponsored by BB&T now Truist, Lancaster County…

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…

Nine More PA Companies Just Received Funding from Ben Franklin Technology Partners!

At the September 2020 Board of Director’s meeting, nine additional companies were approved to receive an investment from Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central & Northern PA and were added to the program’s portfolio of funded clients.  Emerging entrepreneurs and small business owners who are developing a new, product, process, or software application – and…

Creating Jobs and Helping Grow the PA Economy: Ben Franklin Technology Partners Invests in 17 Tech Startups!

STATE COLLEGE, PA – Seventeen companies located in central and northern PA recently received an investment from Ben Franklin Technology Partners that will allow them to further develop and commercialize new products, processes, or software applications. The Ben Franklin program, which has been investing in tech startups and small manufacturers for nearly 40 years, recently…

Explore Your Start Up Tech-Business Idea!

TechCelerator Fall 2020! If you want to expand your network, engage with serial entrepreneurs, participate in discussions with experts in marketing, sales and finance to help shape your business and develop a pitch presentation, then you’ll want to register for Ben Franklin’s Fall 2020 TechCelerator – To Apply: https://bit.ly/techcelerator2020fall Your only cost is your time….

Ben Franklin’s New ReStart Initiative Targets Counties in Central & Northern PA

STATE COLLEGE, PA – Ben Franklin Technology Partners/CNP is pleased to announce the ReStart initiative; a new program that will quickly begin investing $2 million in tech-startups and small manufacturers adversely affected by the COVID-19. By matching the generous support of $1 million in capital from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED),…

SIX PA STARTUPS RECEIVED AN 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 and business support services to emerging tech-entrepreneurs and small manufacturers located in central and northern Pennsylvania. www.cnp.benfranklin.org . At the March 2020 Board of Director’s…

Governor’s 2020-21 Budget Proposes $5 Million Increase for Ben Franklin

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Jan. 24, 2020) — Gov. Tom Wolf today announced that his proposed 2020-21 General Fund budget will include a $5 million increase for the Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority (BFTDA), which funds the statewide Ben Franklin Technology Partners initiative, one of the most widely known and emulated state technology-based economic development programs in…

Penn State Startup, RealForests, Took Home Some Real Cash!

                                         STATE COLLEGE, PA – Have you ever wondered what it would take to run your own startup? Six local entrepreneurial teams led by Raymond Robinson, Catherine Rogers, Sheridan Miyamoto, Brennan Holderman, Joseph Sinclair/Mandy Heard, and…

Win Up To $10,000 Exploring Your Tech Business Idea!

DUBOIS, PA – In the past eight years more than 200 teams have graduated from Ben Franklin’s TechCelerator Startup Boot Camps. These teams turned their ideas, many of which were based on Penn State technology, into successful tech startups. Partnering with Penn State Dubois and the North Central PA Launchbox, Ben Franklin’s TechCelerator @Dubois, is…