Tag Archives: product development

YOUR “BIG IDEA” COULD WIN YOU UP TO $50,000!

LANCASTER, PA – Why Should You Enter Ben Franklin’s BIG IDEA Contest? Because you want to WIN!  The prize money will be a great way to put some cash into your startup. However, the business mentoring, networking opportunities, and feedback from experts are often just as valuable as the cash. If you’ve been thinking about…

INVESTMENT DECISIONS IN STARTUPS ARE BEST MADE WITH YOUR HEAD – NOT YOUR HEART

Investing in a friends’ startup can be risky business -especially for seniors. A recent article in a Philly paper, relayed the story of how in 2013 a father, who was then 82, and his daughter lost nearly a quarter of a million dollars investing in a startup run by a friend whose expertise was in…

WE CAN HELP YOU GET FROM STARTUP TO UP AND RUNNING!

CENTRAL PA – Have you been thinking about developing or commercializing an innovative product, process, or new software application? Then, you need to think about Ben Franklin Technology Partners! We are looking for budding entrepreneurs, researchers, software developers, or even small existing businesses. Our risk-free BIG IDEA contests have been helping folks start or grow…

Sixty-One Startups Got Their “START” With Ben Franklin’s TechCelerator @State College!

STATE COLLEGE, PA – With sixty-one companies launched that have raised more than $20 million in start-up funds and generated nearly $8 million in revenue, this 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 Boot Camp. If you…

Ben Franklin Technology Partners Invests More Than $2.5 Million in PA Tech-Startups!

STATE COLLEGE, PA – The Board of Directors for Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central and Northern PA recently approved investments totaling more than $2.5 million in companies located in the Center’s 32-county footprint . While each of the companies serves different markets and are in various stages of their business development, they all took…

Penn State Professor “Takes the Wind” Out of Surfing!

STATE COLLEGE, PA – Because of the Lift eFoil, the brainchild of Penn State University Professor and Aeronautical Engineer, Jack Langelaan and his team, weather and water conditions no longer control a good day for surfing. The concept of a lightweight surfboard or hydrofoil, powered by electricity that skims across the surface of the water,…

SHOULD YOU ENTER A PITCH COMPETITION?

Back in the day, developing a business plan was typically part of an academic exercise.  Student teams came up with product ideas and then pitched their plans to classroom rivals or a panel of instructors from the Business and Engineering Departments.   But, in the past few years – maybe because of Shark Tank, there has…

The TechCelerator@State College Announces Two Boot Camp Winners!

State College, PA – On Tuesday, May 23, 2017, the Ben Franklin TechCelerator@State College awarded cash prizes to two graduates of its latest Business Startup Boot Camp. Six local entrepreneurs, who had been attending the Tuesday evening sessions for the past ten weeks, made pitches to a three-member team of judges based on the market…

Register Now to Attend the 2017 Shale Gas Innovation Contest!

STATE COLLEGE, PA – Please don’t forget to register now by clicking HERE for the FREE 2017 Shale Gas Innovation Contest. The ten finalists for the contest have been chosen, and on May 9th in Southpointe, PA, three winners will each walk away with $20,000! The list of ten finalists can be viewed HERE . The…

International Business Coach, Jerry Hudson, Joins Ben Franklin!

JOHNSTOWN, PA – Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central & Northern PA (www.cnp.benfranklin.org) is pleased to announce that Mr. Jerry Hudson has become the newest member of the Ben Franklin team. In this position Mr. Hudson will serve as the primary point of contact for tech-entrepreneurs who need startup funding as well as those who…