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NEED STARTUP FUNDING? Six PA Startups Just Received an Investment from Ben Franklin Technology Partners!


Ben Franklin Technology Partners – September, 2018 - At the September 2018 Board of Director’s meeting, six company projects were approved to receive funding and business support services. Listed below are the newest members of the Ben Franklin portfolio:

Located in Erie, PA, Counselors Advantage Program for Success (CAPS), has created a comprehensive internet-based College and Career Readiness (CCR) platform for the K-12 market which replaces the paper/excel spreadsheet process currently used by many guidance counselors. The company’s product includes the required curriculum, syllabus, and guidance tools in support of all students as they proceed toward post-secondary goals. www.capspse.com

Atoptix, located in State College, PA, has developed a product called Croptix; a hand-held sensor platform that targets citrus growers that need to screen for diseases such as HuangLongBing (HLB). The company’s innovation incorporates powerful AI analytics with field deployable lab caliber-based, optical sensor technology that diagnoses crop disease early. www.croptix.solutions

Located in State College, PA, Lyralux, Inc., a graduate of the Ben Franklin TechCelerator program, is commercializing Dim to Vivid™, a light-source technology that enhances colors at even low light levels. Unlike conventional products, the company’s technology renders objects in beautiful color from very bright to very dim. The company’s first product will target high-end museums.

A recent BIG IDEA contest winner, Noodigs Realty Services, located in Lancaster, has developed a software product that helps home owners take control of the house selling process. The company’s “for-sale-by-owner tool” is a digital replacement for a dedicated real estate agent which saves the seller significant fees while also offering step-by-step process guidance. www.noodigs.com

Located in Erie, PA, Rokkboxx Video Music Services, provides a Saas-based video music management and delivery service that focuses on state-of-the-art delivery for bars, restaurants, or any venue that wants to provide pre-recorded, streamed and digitally delivered music, videos, and digital ads. Rokkboxx offers clients an extra level of in-venue entertainment and advertising which increases customer “dwell time” and drives sales. https://Rokkboxx.tv

FullStac, located in Harrisburg, PA, is a cloud-based online sales dashboard that manages multiple online accounts in a variety of marketplace platforms from one application. Features include: order entry; QuickBooks integration; label creation; inventory control, and point of sale reporting. For a low monthly fee, the company’s product consolidates data and reduces the likelihood of error. https://dashboardosm.com/

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