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You Could Win $50,000 for your BIG IDEA!

December 7, 2022

In partnership with the PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship, Ben Franklin Technology Partners is looking for innovators with BIG IDEAS located in Cameron, Elk, Forest, McKean, or Warren County, PA. We’re looking for entrepreneurs who are developing or crafting a...

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You Could Win $50,000 for your BIG IDEA!

December 7, 2022

In partnership with the PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship, Ben Franklin Technology Partners is looking for innovators with BIG IDEAS located in Cameron, Elk, Forest, McKean, or Warren County, PA. We’re looking for entrepreneurs who are developing or crafting a...

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Ben Franklin’s TechCelerator Announces Winners of Fall Pitch Event

November 30, 2022

Six local entrepreneurial teams completed a ten-week business startup boot camp, offered by Ben Franklin’s TechCelerator program in partnership with Invent Penn State On Tuesday, November 29, 2022, these teams pitched their business concepts to a panel of judges to...

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Startup Launches A New Tool to Protect Vulnerable Adults

November 28, 2022

Oversubscribed Seed Round of $2 Million Completed by Early Investors Nearly eighteen million people currently have court-appointed guardians or a power of attorney in the United States alone. These decision-makers for elderly or incapacitated individuals are held accountable for maintaining...

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Sports Sponsorship Company LeagueSide Has Been Acquired By TeamSnap

November 28, 2022

The deal widens both companies’ footprints to 40,000 sports organizations and 11 million families. Sportstech company LeagueSide, which planted its Philly roots when cofounders Evan Brandoff and Zubin Teherani met at training camp for Venture for America, is expanding its reach via an acquisition by sports...

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Collx, HeyKiddo and ConConnect all scored big investments at PACT’s 2022 Lion’s Den pitch competition

November 23, 2022

As the lights go down in the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown’s ballroom and a panel of top Philly investors grace the stage, a booming voice makes an announcement: It’s time for the Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technology (PACT) annual Lion’s Den. The dramatics are part...

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FLX Solutions Wins Ben Franklin Venture Idol

November 18, 2022

FLX Solutions won the 19th annual Ben Franklin Venture Idol, held at Ben Franklin TechVentures on November 15, 2022. FLX Solutions, a Bethlehem-based startup, created the FLX Bot, a modular, snake-like robotic arm that can be used for visual inspection...

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Meet The Man Using Social Media To Transform The Way Students Learn

November 3, 2022

Social media has been painted by some as the arch-nemesis of a good education. Teachers and professors have long lamented the fact that 16-24 year-olds spend an average of three hours on social media. Study time is often littered with regular...

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Neuraptive Therapeutics Raises $19.5M, Expands Management Team

November 2, 2022

A Philadelphia biotechnology company working on therapeutics and medical products for patients impacted by peripheral nerve injuries has raised $19.5 million from private investors. The equity financing was disclosed in documents Center City-based Neuraptive Therapeutics filed with the Securities and...

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Local Startups to Receive Investment from Ben Franklin Technology Partners

October 31, 2022

On Monday, October 24th, Ben Franklin Technology Partners hosted an Entrepreneur Investment Presentation that celebrated five local companies receiving funding. These startups, located in the Harrisburg, York, and Lancaster regions will use the investment to leap from start-up to up-and-running....

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