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Ben Franklin Announces Spring 2024 TechCelerator Finalists!

May 6, 2024

State College, PA – Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central and Northern PA (CNP) is pleased to announce the selection of ten outstanding entrepreneurial teams to participate in the Spring 2024 TechCelerator Business Bootcamp. Following a rigorous application process, these...

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What Contenders In The $500M Tech Hubs Race Can Learn From The Past

May 1, 2024

Philadelphia is one of the contenders for federal advanced technology investment. A decade ago, a similar program had “no measurable benefit.” Back in 2013, a Senate subcommittee slammed a locally led innovation cluster as showing “no measurable benefit” from $55...

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Finalists Announced in 2024 PA Wilds $50,000 BIG IDEA Contest!

April 30, 2024

The 2024 PA Wilds Big Idea Contest, an initiative aimed at fostering innovation and entrepreneurship in Cameron, Clinton, Lycoming, Potter, and Tioga Counties, has announced its finalists. More than sixty individuals downloaded applications, and the challenging task for the evaluation...

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Pennsylvania Innovation Shines at Ben Franklin Northeast’s Venture Idol

April 29, 2024

Pennsylvania Innovation Shines at Ben Franklin Northeast’s Venture Idol Bethlehem startup Ilico Genetics Named the Winner Fernando Alarcon of Ilico Genetics | Photography by Marco Calderon Bethlehem-based startup Ilico Genetics won the 20th annual Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern...

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TIME Names Yellowdig A Rising Star

April 29, 2024

TIME World’s Top EdTech Rising Stars of 2024 April 23, 2024 — Yellowdig is honored as one of the World’s Top EdTech Companies (Rising Stars) by TIME in partnership with Statista, a testament to its commitment to advancing educational technologies...

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Celebrating Angie Singer Keating’s Appointment as Board President of Ben Franklin Technology Partners

April 23, 2024

Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central and Northern PA (Ben Franklin CNP) is pleased to announce the appointment of Angie Singer Keating to its Board of Directors as President. With over two decades of experience in information systems, project management,...

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Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central and Northern PA Celebrates two local Startups, Cignal and Flat5 with Big Check Event

April 22, 2024

STATE COLLEGE, PA – Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central and Northern PA (Ben Franklin CNP), in collaboration with the Juniata River Valley Chamber of Commerce and Mifflin County Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) is thrilled to celebrate the success of...

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New VP At Philly Chamber Is A Former Tech Industry Pro Who’s All About Building Relationships

April 16, 2024

After 10 years at Ben Franklin Technology Partners, Jason Bannon left to bring lessons on collaboration to other business sectors. For Jason Bannon, relationship building is what makes the Philly tech ecosystem special. The marketing pro recently left his role...

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Philly Is on the cusp of marrying innovation with inclusion — finally!

April 8, 2024

Thanks in part to the EDA Tech Hub bid, the pieces are lining up for a major surge in equitable regional growth. Every time I drive home from my Navy Yard office, I wave to the sparkling University City buildings...

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Ben Franklin Technology Partners Drives Innovation with Strategic Investments in Four Promising Enterprises

March 25, 2024

Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central and Northern PA (Ben Franklin CNP) continues its mission of catalyzing innovation and fostering growth in the technology sector with its recent investments in four dynamic companies. These strategic investments totaling $290,000 are poised...

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