State College, PA – Last night, seven budding entrepreneurs made their final eight-minute presentations to a panel of judges – all vying for the top prize of $10,000. These seven people represent the fourth class - a total of 24 participants - who have graduated from the BF TechCelerator Boot ... (more)
STATE COLLEGE, PA – On December 10, 2013, the Board of Directors for Ben Franklin Technology Partners/CNP, approved investments totaling $1 million for 13 technology-based companies located in central and northern Pennsylvania.
Now in its 30th year, Ben Franklin makes investments in central and northern Pennsylvania’s entrepreneurs, tech-based start-ups, ... (more)
HERSHEY, PA – The Ben Franklin TechCelerator@Hershey, a partnership among the Office of Technology Development at the Penn State Hershey College of Medicine, Ben Franklin Technology Partners/CNP www.cnp.benfranklin.org and the economic development arm of the Harrisburg Regional Chamber recently announced the latest winner of their eight-week business mentoring ... (more)
November 20, 2013
STATE COLLEGE – On November 17, 2013, in the Nittany Lion Inn Ballroom, 75 finalists made presentations at the “1000 Pitches” Summit, an event for Penn State University students and faculty interested in innovation and entrepreneurship. The top pitch in each category won $1,000 and a total of ... (more)
CARLISLE - On Thursday, November 7, 2013, graduates of the eight-week business mentoring program offered by Ben Franklin’s TechCelerator@Carlisle presented their business plan concepts to a panel of local business professionals that included: Chuck Russell, Senior Partner from Collective Intelligence; Bob Graham, Managing Partner from Penn Venture Partners, ... (more)
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STATE COLLEGE, PA – Are you a researcher, entrepreneur, or innovator working in the shale gas space in Pennsylvania or West Virginia? The Ben Franklin Shale Gas Innovation and Commercialization Center www.sgicc.org announced today the program will award a total of $100,000 ... (more)
Linear Acoustic® is the leading authority in multichannel loudness control, upmixing, and distribution solutions for digital television.
See an interview with the three emerging entrepreneurs who recently presented their business plan concepts to a panel of potential investors and industry professionals as the Capstone to the two month Ben Franklin TechCelerator program.
Take a virtual tour of the TechCelerator, a designated, shared workspace located in the HRC-CREDC Business Incubator. Participants receive $1,000 in a seed account to get them started on developing their business plan. Successful candidates who complete the program can compete for $10,000 to jump start their business.
Pro Barrier Engineering LLC is a Pennsylvania-based company that designs and builds anti-terrorism vehicle barriers and provides related perimeter security. (more)
Reclamere is a secure IT asset management company. The company also develops and deploys certified digital data destruction and recovery services. (more)
SoftGenetics, LLC is an established leader in the genetic analysis software market, and has become the world leader in providing effective, biologist friendly, easy-to-use, software tools. (more)
ERIE, PA –NSF International, a public health and safety company that writes standards for food, water, and consumer goods, has given BRL Solutions’ Trick Shot™ an H-1 lubricant rating which approves it for use in food and beverage processing areas. Click here to learn more: BRL NSF Approval
On September 18, 2012, the Center’s Board of Directors approved an investment totaling $370,000 in four companies located in the 32-county footprint served by the program. To learn more, click here: 9-18-12 BFTP/CNP Board Meeting
ERIE, PA — Since the first announcement in March, 2011, regarding the Erie Innovation Fund - a partnership between Ben Franklin Technology Partners (BFTP) and the Erie County Gaming Revenue Authority (ECGRA) - there have been dozens of inquires about how to access this exciting opportunity that provides ... (more)
Web copywriting expert, Holly Buchanan, is sharing her expertise on how to create online content that produces optimal results. Click for more details: Writing for the Web
ERIE, PA — The Erie Innovation Fund, a partnership between the Erie County Gaming Revenue Authority and Ben Franklin Technology Partners, recently invested in two Erie-based start-ups: CE Convergence, LLC and @Home FMS, LLC. (more)
Click here to learn more: Ben Franklin Invests $1.7 Million in PA