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May 17, 2022
Help choose the Big Idea winner on June 9

By Chara Fitch Credit: Ben Franklin Technology Partners Six companies are competing in the Ben Franklin Technology Partners Big Idea contest, and the winner will walk away with $50,000 in vital startup capital. Get a front row seat to the June 9 event and you can help choose the People’s Choice winner. Ben Franklin Technology […]

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May 3, 2022
Growing Big Ideas in Wild places

By Cara Aungst PHOTO: Ben Franklin CNP Ben Franklin Technology Partners has partnered with the PA WILDS Center for Entrepreneurship and the Appalachian Regional Commission to target its most recent Big Idea competition to innovators in Centre, Clarion, Clearfield, and Jefferson counties. Nearly 40 emerging entrepreneurs who are developing an idea related to the maker […]

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April 18, 2022
Startup idea to eliminate merchandise loss wins at Ben Franklin TechCelerator

Photo: Ben Franklin Technology Partners Ben Franklin’s TechCelerator @State College, in partnership with the Invent Penn State initiative, has a new batch of graduates that are equipped with business know-how, marketing tools … and cash prizes of up to $10,000 to help launch their new business. The winning company, BoB Profit Partners, took home $7,000 for their retail […]

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April 6, 2022
Making Connections to Recruit Talent: FREE webinar series

Making Connections to Recruit Talent Series April 14th, 19th, 26th, and May 3rd, 202210:00 am - 11:00 am Attend ALL the sessions, OR just pick and choose the ones that may be of most interest.Register by clicking HERE Employers: • Find qualified candidates for internships, co-ops, research, or full-time positions.• Learn about a variety of […]

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March 22, 2022
$50,000 prize could turn the next Big Idea into reality

This spring, Ben Franklin Technology Partners is looking for innovators with big ideas in Happy Valley, Clarion, Clearfield, and Jefferson Counties — and the winner takes home $50,000. “The Big Idea contest is a great way for entrepreneurs to get involved with Happy Valley’s entrepreneur ecosystem,” says Annie Hughes, who is the project’s organizer as […]

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March 14, 2022
Spring events flex Happy Valley’s networking and innovation muscle

Venture & IP Conference — April 28-29 What it is: The Invent Penn State Venture & IP Conference is one of the largest tech startup conferences in the Mid-Atlantic. The conference highlights innovations from high growth and emerging markets including IT, energy, advanced manufacturing, biotechnology, health care, B2B and B2C among others.  With more than […]

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