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WINNERS OF BEN FRANKLIN’S BIG IDEA CONTEST ANNOUNCED!

With a virtual audience of more than 100 Zoom participants, on Thursday, June 18, 2020, a panel of independent judges awarded (3) cash prizes in Ben Franklin’s $50,000 BIG IDEA Contest. In partnership with the Startup Alleghenies initiative, Ben Franklin Technology Partners is pleased to congratulate the winners: First place ($25,000) was awarded to Timothy…

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…

A Tech Business Idea Could WIN You Up To $10,000!

STATE COLLEGE, PA – In the past eight years, more than 100 teams have graduated from Ben Franklin’s TechCelerator@State College.  This successful partnership with the Invent Penn State initiative is offering local entrepreneurs, grad-students, professors, and university researchers a 10-Week Business Startup Boot Camp. The weekly sessions will run on Tuesdays, April 7, 2020 –…

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…

WINNERS OF BEN FRANKLIN’S BIG IDEA CONTEST ALL HAVE ONE THING IN COMMON!

You don’t need to be a famous inventor or scientist like Ben Franklin in order to be eligible to enter our $50,000 BIG IDEA Contest.  But, the innovators who win our contests tend to have one thing in common; they see things differently. Ben Franklin Technology Partners, in partnership with the Startup Alleghenies initiative, is…

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…

WINNERS OF BEN FRANKLIN’S TECHCELERATOR PITCH NIGHT TOOK HOME A TOTAL OF $10,000!

LANCASTER, PA –On Tuesday, November 12, 2019 six local tech-entrepreneurs made pitch presentations to a panel of judges for a chance to win up to $10,000. The audience of more than 70 people who attended also had the opportunity to vote for their favorite pitch. First place ($7,000) as well as the Fan Favorite Vote…

BEN FRANKLIN PORTFOLIO COMPANIES PITCH AT INVENT PENN STATE VENTURE AND IP CONFERENCE!

STATE COLLEGE, PA – At last week’s Invent Penn State Venture and IP Conference, more than a dozen clients in the Ben Franklin Technology Partners’ portfolio had the opportunity to showcase their company’s growth and market potential to a distinguished list of potential investors. The Invent Penn State Venture & IP Conference, which was co-sponsored…