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TechVentures 4,495 SQ Office Suite – Available for Rent

March 25, 2024

Looking for the perfect workspace? Look no further! Located in the Keystone Innovation Zone (KIZ), Ben Franklin Northeast has a 4,495 square foot private office suite available on our third floor which includes 4 private offices, a bathroom, and a...

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TechVentures Electronics Lab – Available for Rent

March 25, 2024

1,881 square feet of TechVentures Electronics Lab space available for rent Details: Power: 120-208 v Single Phase, 208-480 v Three Phase Vacuum Compressed Air Fire Suppression System Cooling: building A/C system with additional 15 ton Liebert A/C Tenants get access...

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Two Local Erie Startups win Ben Franklin’s TechCelerator Business Bootcamp

March 21, 2024

On March 20, 2024, the Samuel P. Black III Knowledge Center in Penn State Behrend’s Knowledge Park buzzed with excitement as the Ben Franklin TechCelerator in Erie Finale unfolded, marking the culmination of a transformative 10-week program aimed at nurturing...

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Statewide Venture Fund Makes First Investments

March 12, 2024

Four months after taking the field, a statewide venture fund is taking its first shots. The so-called GO PA Fund has invested in two companies, a financial technology firm based in Swarthmore and an advertising tech company based in New...

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Ben Franklin Northeast Announces New TechVentures Portfolio Manager

March 5, 2024

NEWS RELEASE Tuesday, March 5, 2024 Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania (Ben Franklin Northeast) has announced the appointment of Saima Farooq to TechVentures Portfolio Manager. In this role, she will manage the 40+ early-stage companies housed at TechVentures,...

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Ben Franklin Technology Partners Presents: Feed the Founders Networking Event Featuring Special Guest Simone Kendle, CEO of Wove

February 28, 2024

Calling all entrepreneurs and business enthusiasts! Ben Franklin Technology Partners is thrilled to announce the upcoming Feed the Founders networking event, scheduled for Thursday, March 21, 2024, from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM. This event will take place at the...

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Building Future Tech Company Founders and Leaders: Ben Franklin Technology Partners Supports CC4H Robotics

February 28, 2024

Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central and Northern PA (Ben Franklin CNP) is thrilled to sponsor the Centre County 4-H Robotics (CC4H Robotics) program, recognizing the profound impact it has in empowering young minds. In total, the program has ten...

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2023 Philadelphia Venture Report

February 26, 2024

VC dealmaking slowed across the entire US in 2023, and Philadelphia was no exception. But maintaining its reputation for gritty resilience, the Philly ecosystem held stronger than many other, larger venture hot spots, particularly at the pre-seed and seed stages,...

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Cagent Vascular Raises $30 Million Series C Financing

February 22, 2024

Funds will be used to accelerate US market adoption and to expand the product portfolio of the first and only Serration Angioplasty Technology Cagent Vascular, Inc., a rapidly growing commercial stage medical device company, today announced a Series C Financing...

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Take home up to $10,000 to help launch your startup with Ben Franklin’s TechCelerator!

February 19, 2024

STATE COLLEGE, PA – Calling all aspiring entrepreneurs! Ben Franklin’s TechCelerator is offering a 10-week business boot camp with a chance to win up to $10,000 in prize money to help you launch your startup. Ben Franklin Technology Partners of...

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