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Winning up to $50,000 Could Help Your Big Idea GROW!

We’ve already awarded more than $1 million in cash prizes! Don’t miss this opportunity - the deadline to apply is Oct. 26, 2020 at 5 PM.

Ben Franklin Technology Partners is looking for tech innovators or small manufacturers located in the counties of Erie, Crawford, Mercer, Venango, Warren, Forest, or Clarion County PA, who are developing new products and processes. 

In addition, other prizes available are:
  1. A free consult on how to access federal R&D grant money from the Innovation Partnership (IPART)
  2. Free passes to seminars offered by Ben Franklin’s eMarketing Learning Center
  3. One year of business training events offered at no cost by the Small Business Development Centers located at Gannon and Clarion University
  4. A $2,500 “Peoples’ Choice” Award
You qualify to apply if: 
  • You are located in Erie, Crawford, Mercer, Venango, Warren, Forest, or Clarion County
  • You have not previously received Ben Franklin funding
  • You plan to commercialize your BIG IDEA
  • You currently do not have more than $500,000 in sales revenue
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Applying is Easy

Click the button below to get the process started! You will be taken to a page with an application form. Fill out all the information and a member of our team will be in touch with you as soon as possible.

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