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EIGHT FINALISTS ANNOUNCED IN BEN FRANKLIN’S BIG IDEA CONTEST!

ERIE, PA – At a networking event held in Ben Franklin’s office in Knowledge Park on May 9, 2019, the finalists in Ben Franklin’s StARTup Contest were announced.  This year’s contest challenged tech-entrepreneurs located in Northwest PA, to develop new “game-changing” products, processes, or techniques in creative spaces. With up to $50,000 on the line, in…

“Nipping Anxiety in the Bud” is a Family Affair for a Local Mother and Son

TECHCELERATOR@STATE COLLEGE, – Judy and Kadin Karaky know a thing or two about anxiety.  “Anxiety has always been present in my life and the lives of the people I care about – even our dog gets anxious”, commented Judy Karaky, a Penn State graduate with a degree in Elementary Education.  “Over the years, I’ve tried…

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…

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…

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…

SOMEONE WILL WALK AWAY WITH UP TO $10,000!

LANCASTER, PA –Join us at the Candy Factory on Thursday, November 15, 2018 from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM to cheer on six tech-entrepreneurs as they make their final pitch presentation to a panel of local judges. YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS THIS! Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ben-franklin-techcelerator-finale-celebration-tickets-51887328396 For the past eight weeks, these entrepreneurs have been…

THREE WINNERS ANNOUNCED IN BEN FRANKLIN’S “BIG IDEA” CONTEST!

LANCASTER, PA – Why did dozens of people in Lancaster and Lebanon counties enter Ben Franklin’s BIG IDEA Contest? Because they wanted to WIN!  Our risk-free, fun contests have been helping tech-entrepreneurs get from StartUp to UP and running in Pennsylvania for more than 35 years. On August 15, 2018, at an event attended by…

ACOUSTIC TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPED BY PSU ENGINEERING GRADS IS MAKING SOME NOISE IN LOCAL BREWING COMPANY!

STATE COLLEGE, PA – Doesn’t a cold, frosty beer sound good?  Turns out, it actually does! Founded by three Penn State University engineering graduates, TZero Labs www.tzerolabs.com is a sensor technology and data-company that lets brew masters “hear the beer” as it ferments. The team at TZero, two brothers, Stephen and Nick Wells, along with…

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…