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Ben Franklin Announces New Regional Manager, Upper Susquehanna

January 26, 2023

Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania (Ben Franklin Northeast) has announced the appointment of Joshua Bradley to Regional Manager, Upper Susquehanna. As Regional Manager, Bradley will lead entrepreneurial and advanced manufacturing activities in the Upper Susquehanna region of Pennsylvania,...

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GoCoach Relaunches As SkillCycle To Address Large Gap In HR Tech Landscape

January 24, 2023

GoCoach, a leading Coach Marketplace and Learning Experience Platform that serves mid-market and enterprise customers, today announced a series of innovative product developments including a company rebrand as SkillCycle and a complete overhaul of its core user experience.  SkillCycle now brings...

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CampusESP Helps Families Stay Engaged In Students’ Education At UCM

January 22, 2023

Understanding the valuable role parents and family members play in student success, the University of Central Missouri have announced the establishment of CampusESP as a new, customized web platform to help them stay connected with UCM. The free platform, launched...

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How This Woman Went From Walter Mondale’s Secretary To Top Executive Recruiter

January 19, 2023

Judith von Seldeneck built the largest woman-owned executive search firm in the world. The Forbes “50 Over 50” honoree shares how she got her start at a time when opportunities for women were few and far between. It wouldn’t be...

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

January 17, 2023

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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‘A Little Company With A Big Vision’: Temple Spinout Advancing New Way To Treat Autoimmune Disorders

January 12, 2023

A Temple University spinout working on a new way to treat autoimmune disorders has been approved to begin human testing of a potential treatment for an inflammatory liver disease. SFA Therapeutics of Jenkintown received Food and Drug Administration clearance to...

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Ben Franklin Welcomes Todd Erdley as New Central Regional Director

January 12, 2023

Ben Franklin Technology Partners is excited to welcome local serial entrepreneur, Todd Erdley, to our State College-based Investment team effective March 1, 2023. As the Central Regional Director, Todd will be the principal point-of-contact for companies seeking financial investment and...

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Cohort Chosen for Food & Beverage Innovation TechCelerator!

January 9, 2023

Cancer Recovery Drink  (Pete Bordi Centre County) – the team has developed a cancer recovery beverage made from all natural, organic ingredients and plant-based proteins. Ingredients were selected and combined to help the tongue, throat, stomach, and muscles recover from...

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Startups To Watch

January 6, 2023

13 Philadelphia-area startups ready to reach new heights in 2023 Despite a somewhat tumultuous 2022, Greater Philadelphia’s startup ecosystem has continued to flourish. This past year, startups and their founders adapted after a record-setting 2021 that saw the region post...

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Applications Open for New TechCelerator @Lackawanna County Program 

January 5, 2023

  TechCelerator @Lackawanna County is a ten-week course with evening in-person classroom sessions, formal mentoring, and subject matter expert networking opportunities for aspiring start-ups. If a participant satisfies all of the required program work, the venture can also be eligible...

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