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Ben Franklin Technology Partners Invests in 12 Tech Companies!

Twelve startup companies located in central and northern PA recently received an investment from Ben Franklin that will allow them to further develop a new product, process, or software application. The funding is typically used for prototype development, testing of new products, hiring additional employees, and helping grow company sales. At the recent September Board...

Finalists in Ben Franklin’s Agriculture, Food & Beverage BIG IDEA Contest Announced!

Ben Franklin Technology Partner’s BIG IDEA Contest recently offered agriculture and food/beverage entrepreneurs, innovators, and companies in Ben Franklin’s 32-county footprint the chance to pitch to win up to $25,000 in seed funding. This cash prize is designed to support every aspect of turning a business idea into a business reality. “This is our first...

SEED YOUR BIG IDEA AND WATCH IT GROW – YOU COULD WIN UP TO $25,000!

STATE COLLEGE, PA – Did you know Ben Franklin Technology Partners is an award-winning, tech-based economic development program?  We’ve been investing in tech startups and small manufactures for nearly 40 years.  And now, we’re looking for innovators with BIG IDEAS who are developing new products or processes in the agriculture (AG) and food/beverage industries. A…

Take A Seat In Our Startup Boot Camp And You Might Take Home Up To $10,000!

Contact: Bob Dornich / Program Director 814-865-7332 / BobDornich@psu.edu STATE COLLEGE, PA –Ben Franklin’s TechCelerator@StateCollege, a partnership with the Invent Penn State initiative, is again offering local entrepreneurs, grad-students, professors, and university researchers a VIRTUAL 10-Week Business Startup Boot Camp. You’ll expand your network, engage with other successful entrepreneurs, discuss your business model with experts…

CONGRATULATIONS TO CONTROL LTD – THE LATEST WINNER OF BEN FRANKLIN’S PITCH EVENT!   

                                 Eight entrepreneurial teams just 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, June 14,…

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 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…