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Welcome to Catalyst, Ben Franklin Technology Partners

We are excited to welcome Ben Franklin Technology Partners to our first issue of Catalyst after sharing last week’s preview! Interesting in sharing your story? Contact me to talk about future issues and about our weekly eletter featuring Happy Valley hype you won’t read anywhere else. Reach me at   Comments Share on activity feed […]

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“Gritty, fast and focused on outcomes”: Todd Erdley’s plan for explosive growth in private industry

By Cara Aungst On March 1, Videon founder Todd Erdley joined Ben Franklin Technology Center as a central regional director responsible for mentoring startups and small manufacturers in Centre, Mifflin and Juniata Counties. He calls it a natural next step for him — Ben Franklin was instrumental in Videon’s growth and market dominance, and Erdley […]

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How to keep investing in CX – even during economic uncertainty

Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central and Northern PA is hosting a free, in-person session featuring Dave Seybold, CEO of TTEC Digital, as he discusses the importance of investing in customer experience, especially during times of uncertainty. The event will include an afternoon of discussion, light refreshments and networking with other entrepreneurs, students, faculty and […]

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First food and beverage TechCelerator fuels scalable solutions in cancer recovery drinks, gut healing foods and supply chains

Ben Franklin Technology Partners has launched the 2023 round of its TechCelerator program, and for the first time, the food and beverage industry is in the spotlight. This year’s group of participating startup founders is focused on the science and innovation of food and drink. "This program has challenged me to get uncomfortable and develop […]

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"WE ARE a great place to start a biz!” Local experts on Happy Valley’s secret for business success

Photos: Provided. Ben Franklin Technology Partners makes investments in cutting-edge startups in a 32-county footprint; in fact, it is the largest early-stage investor and supporter in the area. Last year alone, Ben Franklin assisted 301 businesses in the Commonwealth. The programs and resources that Ben Franklin provides help to create an ideal ecosystem for launching […]

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Ben Franklin welcomes Todd Erdley as new central regional director

Ben Franklin Technology Partners has announced it will be welcoming local serial entrepreneur, Todd Erdley, to its State College-based investment team effective March 1, 2023. As the central regional director, Erdley will be the principal point-of-contact for companies seeking financial investment and business support services from Ben Franklin in the Central Region comprised of Centre, […]

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