Technology is the common denominator among four startups that received a total of $370,000 in investments from the
Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central & Northern PA
earlier this month.
"The goal is to create and retain jobs, assist in the development of new technologies, and support emerging tech companies as they grow and increase sales," BFT/CNP says in a news release.
Erie-based CE Convergence
offers a convenient, easy-to-use continuing education management tool and online marketplace for professionals with licensing requirements. The software is initially focused on the accounting profession, but can be easily adapted to healthcare, law, teaching, real estate, and insurance.
Founded in State College, Ascent Bio-Nano
provides high-performance, low cost, miniature flow cytometry devices used for biological studies, therapeutics, and even the medical diagnosis of HIV and cancer. The company has filed for seven U.S. patents and invention disclosures for this device through Penn State University.
Lasers for Innovative Solutions (L4IS) is a State-College based manufacturer of electronic inspection and monitoring devices with technology capable of decomposing physical objects and digitally reconstructing them as an interactive 3D model. This is important as many large companies are seeking new methods to inspect high value assets such as genetically modified crops and gas well core samples.
Located in Cumberland County, CrimeWatch US
has developed a software platform designed to operate on web and mobile technologies that allows more than 33,000 domestic law enforcement agencies to manage and control fugitive/offender updates. The public can easily access information across social media networks and other forms of electronic communication.
Source: Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central & Northern PA
Writer: Elise Vider