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JOIN US AS WE CELEBRATE THE “RE-IGNITED” ERIE INNOVATION FUND!

ERIE, PA – The Erie County Gaming Revenue Authority (ECGRA) has committed $1.3 million to Ben Franklin’s Erie Innovation Fund to help local tech-startups and small manufacturers develop new, innovative products, software, and services while growing their companies in Erie County.  Perry Wood, the Executive Director of ECGRA commented, “While asset-based or bank lending is widely…

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,…

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…

THE CANDY FACTORY IS THE PLACE TO BE ON AUGUST 15, 2018! – YOU’RE INVITED!

YOU’RE INVITED! THE CANDY FACTORY IS THE PLACE TO BE ON AUGUST 15, 2018!  LANCASTER, PA – Why did dozens of people located in Lancaster and Lebanon counties enter Ben Franklin’s BIG IDEA Contest? Because they wanted to WIN!  The prize money to be awarded, which totals $50,000, will help get an enterprising entrepreneur from…

FINALISTS IN BEN FRANKLIN’S BIG IDEA CONTEST ANNOUNCED!

LANCASTER, PA – Why did dozens of people located in Lancaster and Lebanon counties enter Ben Franklin’s BIG IDEA Contest? Because they wanted to WIN!  The prize money totaling $50,000 will help get an enterprising entrepreneur from startup to UP and running.  Plus, the business mentoring, networking opportunities, and six month free membership to the…

The TechCelerator@State College Announces Winner: Kevin Houser with Lyralux!

State College, PA – On Tuesday, May 29, 2018, the Ben Franklin TechCelerator@State College awarded a cash prize to the winner of its latest Business Startup Accelerator.  Five area entrepreneurs, who had been attending the Tuesday evening sessions for the past ten weeks, made pitches to a panel of local judges about their business concepts….

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…