Tag Archives: tech startup

You Could Win Up To $50,000 In Ben Franklin’s BIG IDEA Contest!

ERIE, PA – When you add it up, ART + Technology = A Tech StARTup!  One of history’s first tech-enablers, Leonardo da Vinci, used his engineering background to develop a new technique for sculpting in bronze.  Today, when art meets science, the result can be innovations in animation, gaming, robotics, industrial design, or artificial intelligence…

LOCAL ENTREPRENEURS WILL PITCH TO WIN UP TO $10,000!

SOMERSET, PA – Do you know Mark Barbera, Kirk Sherbine, Tim Kretchman, BJ Opett & Dan Morris, or Emily Mahler?  For the past several weeks, these local entrepreneurs have been participating in a business startup accelerator program, the TechCelerator@Somerset. On March 14, 2019 they will each make a graduation “pitch” to a team of judges…

Ben Franklin Grew Pa.’s Economy by $4.1 Billion, Created 11,407 Jobs from 2012 to 2016: Challenges remain because of state funding shortfalls

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (Jan. 9, 2019) — With a focus on startups and innovation, Ben Franklin Technology Partners (BFTP) remains a powerful job creation and high-tech economic development engine for Pennsylvania, according to the latest independent economic analysis of the organization. But state funding shortfalls are starting to curtail the partners’ ability to fund companies…

Tech-Startups Get “Their Start” With Ben Franklin Technology Partners!

STATE COLLEGE, PA – Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central & Northern PA provides funding and business support services to tech-startups and small manufacturers located in our 32-count footprint. Our seed capital is the financial bridge that links a tech-entrepreneurs limited assets to future investment opportunities from banks, angel, or venture capital groups. At the…

The BF TechCelerator is Hosting a Pitch Event: Someone Will Walk Away With Up To $10,000!

STATE COLLEGE, PA – On December 6, 2018, six emerging tech entrepreneurs will compete for up to $10,000 at the BF TechCelerator’s graduation “pitch” event. A panel of local judges will evaluate the presenters who have been honing their business concepts for the past ten weeks in an intensive business startup accelerator. You Won’t Want…

Tech-Startups Get Their Start With Ben Franklin’s TechCelerator Program!

Ben Franklin’s TechCelerator@Somerset is inviting the area’s emerging entrepreneurs to participate in an intensive 8-Week Startup Accelerator. With dozens of tech-startups already launched that have created nearly 200 full or part-time jobs in Central PA, this proven methodology can work for you too! Ben Franklin’s TechCelerator @Somerset is inviting the area’s emerging tech-entrepreneurs to participate…

Tech-Startups Get Their Start With Ben Franklin’s TechCelerator Program!

LANCASTER, PA – With dozens of tech-startups already launched that have created nearly 200 full or part-time jobs in Central PA, this proven methodology can work for you too!  Ben Franklin’s TechCelerator @TheCandyFactory is inviting the area’s emerging tech-entrepreneurs to participate in an intensive 8-Week Startup Accelerator.   Don’t miss out on this opportunity! We provide…

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 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…