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Ben Franklin funding will support national launch of nurse-created products for preemies

By Chara Fitch Sawyers demonstrating the Nurture Rest. Photo: Neonatal Loving Kare Nicole Sawyers understands the day-in, day-out struggles of having a premature baby in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). As a veteran NICU nurse, she’s witnessed the beautiful moments of NICU stays, as well as the hardships that come with premature birth and […]

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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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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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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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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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$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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