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WINNERS ANNOUNCED IN BEN FRANKLIN’S BIG IDEA CONTEST!

Over the course of the summer, hundreds of people located in Ben Franklin’s 32-county footprint  in Pennsylvania, visited BIGIDEA.BenFranklin.org to check out the rules and the easy application process for our $50,000 innovation contest. On October 14, 2021 beginning at 2:00 PM, the eight finalists competed virtually via Zoom. They made their presentations to a…

Five PA Companies To Receive Funding from Ben Franklin Technology Partners!

At the September 2021 Board of Director’s meeting, five additional companies were approved to receive an investment from Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central & Northern PA.  Emerging entrepreneurs and small business owners who are developing a new, product, process, or software application – and need startup funding, need to know about the Ben Franklin…

FINALISTS IN BEN FRANKLIN’S $50,000 BIG IDEA CONTEST ANNOUNCED!

Over the course of the summer, hundreds of people located in Ben Franklin’s 32-county footprint  in Pennsylvania, visited BIGIDEA.BenFranklin.org to check out the rules and the easy application process for our $50,000 innovation contest.  Recently, our team had the difficult job of choosing finalists from all the applications received from the region’s emerging tech-entrepreneurs and…

BEN FRANKLIN PORTFOLIO COMPANY IS “SAVING LIVES AND LIMBS” USING ULTRASOUND TECHNOLOGY!

ERIE, PA – In 2020, when Dr. Jeffrey Vaitekunas made his investment pitch presentation to Ben Franklin Technology Partners, he began with some very somber facts. “Every year, more people die from blood clots than from breast cancer and traffic accidents combined.  The products currently on the market only work for five minutes at a…

Ben Franklin Technology Partners Invests in 14 Tech Startups!   

  Creating Jobs and Helping Grow the PA Economy   STATE COLLEGE, PA – Fourteen companies located in central and northern PA recently received an investment from Ben Franklin Technology Partners that will allow them to further develop and commercialize new products, processes, or software applications. The Ben Franklin program has been investing in tech…

THE TECHCELERATOR@STATE COLLEGE ANNOUNCES THREE WINNERS!   

                                        STATE COLLEGE, PA – Six local entrepreneurial teams have been attending a ten-week, virtual, business startup boot camp as part of a program offered by Ben Franklin’s TechCelerator @State College in partnership with the Invent…

YOUR BIG IDEA COULD BE WORTH BIG BUCKS!

Ben Franklin Technology Partners, an award-winning, tech-based economic development program, is offering emerging entrepreneurs and small manufacturers the opportunity to participate in our fun, risk-free $50,000 BIG IDEA Contest.  In the past few years – maybe because of the popularity of the TV show, Shark Tank – there has been a growing interest in pitch…

BLIND TIGER SWEEPS BEN FRANKLIN’S $50,000 BIG IDEA CONTEST

ERIE, PA – On Thursday, January 14, 2021,with more than 160 viewers in the zoom audience, seven companies made their final pitch presentations to four independent judges; a panel which also included a past BIG IDEA winner, Dr. Wei-Shin Lai with Acoustic Sheep. Many thanks to the judges, regional partners, and Senator Dan Laughlin for…

THE BF TECHCELERATOR FALL 2020 ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF PITCH NIGHT!

LANCASTER, PA – Ben Franklin Technology Partners is pleased to announce the winners of their TechCelerator pitch competition. The pitch competition was the finale for six teams who participated in an intensive 10-week startup boot camp offered by the Ben Franklin Technology Partners. Our $10,000 prize pool was sponsored by BB&T now Truist, Lancaster County…

Creating Jobs and Helping Grow the PA Economy: Ben Franklin Technology Partners Invests in 17 Tech Startups!

STATE COLLEGE, PA – Seventeen companies located in central and northern PA recently received an investment from Ben Franklin Technology Partners that will allow them to further develop and commercialize new products, processes, or software applications. The Ben Franklin program, which has been investing in tech startups and small manufacturers for nearly 40 years, recently…