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Oct 23

Grooming the next big thing at Ben Franklin Technology Partners

This iconic Pennsylvania institution has been taking startups from great idea to thriving company since 1983, contributing billions to the state's economy. Check out four businesses — one for each of BFTP's regional headquarters — taking advantage of its incubation and acceleration resources to thrive, whether developing next-generation pregnancy tests, fighting bedbugs or saving lives with stroke prevention.

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Oct 16

Get pumped for Venture Idol 2017

Taking place November 14 in the stunning new Ben Franklin TechVentures West Wing, this annual pitch competition pits regional startups against each other in front of a live audience — think Shark Tank meets American Idol.

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Sep 13

In the Lehigh Valley, a $1.45 million windfall

Blight removal in Bethlehem, a redeveloped Allentown Metal Works, a master plan for the envisioned Da Vinci Science City in Easton, an expanded business incubator at Lehigh University – all these and more are moving forward thanks to new grants from the BB&T Economic Growth Fund.

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Aug 31

Win big with your BIG IDEA

Calling all budding entrepreneurs, researchers, software developers and existing small businesses in northern and central PA for this annual contest. Winners will earn cash prizes AND business development opportunities.

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Jul 27

State College startup helps turf grow tough

Started while the founder was still a Penn State student, Phospholutions has developed a product that boosts the survival rate of transplanted seedlings, makes them more drought-resistant and reduces the environmental consequences of wasted fertilizer. They're coming to a golf course or playing field near you.

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