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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…

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

Over the course of the past six weeks, dozens of aspiring entrepreneurs located in the Northwest  Pennsylvania counties of Erie, Crawford, Mercer, Venango, Warren, Forest, and Clarion visited BIGIDEA.BenFranklin.org to check out the rules and the easy application process for our $50,000 BIG IDEA contest.  Last week, our team had the difficult job of identifying…

Nine More PA Companies Just Received Funding from Ben Franklin Technology Partners!

At the September 2020 Board of Director’s meeting, nine additional companies were approved to receive an investment from Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central & Northern PA and were added to the program’s portfolio of funded clients.  Emerging entrepreneurs and small business owners who are developing a new, product, process, or software application – and…

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…

SIX PA STARTUPS RECEIVED AN 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 and business support services to emerging tech-entrepreneurs and small manufacturers located in central and northern Pennsylvania. www.cnp.benfranklin.org . At the March 2020 Board of Director’s…

Win Up To $10,000 Exploring Your Tech Business Idea!

DUBOIS, PA – In the past eight years more than 200 teams have graduated from Ben Franklin’s TechCelerator Startup Boot Camps. These teams turned their ideas, many of which were based on Penn State technology, into successful tech startups. Partnering with Penn State Dubois and the North Central PA Launchbox, Ben Franklin’s TechCelerator @Dubois, is…

BEN FRANKLIN PORTFOLIO COMPANIES PITCH AT INVENT PENN STATE VENTURE AND IP CONFERENCE!

STATE COLLEGE, PA – At last week’s Invent Penn State Venture and IP Conference, more than a dozen clients in the Ben Franklin Technology Partners’ portfolio had the opportunity to showcase their company’s growth and market potential to a distinguished list of potential investors. The Invent Penn State Venture & IP Conference, which was co-sponsored…

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…

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…

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…