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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…

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…

Ben Franklin’s Business StartUP Boot Camps

Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central & Northern PA (BFTP/CNP) provides startup funding not only for tech-entrepreneurs and small manufacturers, but we also invest in innovative, entrepreneurial development programs that mentor and support emerging startups. With a large footprint comprised of areas with diverse needs, BFTP/CNP has developed a systematic approach to engaging with potential tech entrepreneurs at the…

Local Business Leader, Debra Steiner, Joins Ben Franklin’s NWPA Team!

ERIE, PA – Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central & Northern PA (www.cnp.benfranklin.org) is pleased to announce that Ms. Debra Steiner has become the newest member of Ben Franklin’s Northwest team. In this position, Debbie will provide business mentoring and support to the region’s technology clients as a member of the BF Transformation Management Services…

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…

Six More Companies in Central & Northern PA Just Received Ben Franklin Funding!

STATE COLLEGE, PA – Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central & Northern PA is pleased to announce that six more companies have joined our investment portfolio. If you are developing or commercializing a new, innovative product, process, or software application, check out what some of our clients have to say about our funding and business…

BEN FRANKLIN TECHNOLOGY PARTNERS & THE ERIE COUNTY GAMING REVENUE AUTHORITY “RE-IGNITE” THE ERIE INNOVATION FUND WITH $1,000,000!

ERIE, PA – The Erie County Gaming Revenue Authority (ECGRA) has committed another $500,000 in Ignite Erie funds to help local startups and small manufacturers develop new products and grow their companies. Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central and Northern PA is matching ECGRA’s investment and together, the organizations are “RE-IGNITING” the Erie Innovation Fund….

Ben Franklin’s TechCelerator@Carlisle by CREDC is Now Taking Applications for its Next Business Startup Boot Camp!

CARLISLE – If you have been kicking around a great business idea, why not Accelerate it! The BF TechCelerator@Carlisle by CREDC, a partnership between Ben Franklin Technology Partners www.cnp.benfranklin.org and the economic development arm of the Harrisburg Regional Chamber is inviting budding tech-entrepreneurs to apply for its upcoming 10-Week Startup Boot Camp which begins on…