Ben Franklin Technology Partners Invests $2 Million in PA Startups

STATE COLLEGE, PA – Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central and Northern PA, announced today that 15 companies, located in the 32-county footprint served by the Center, will receive an investment.  

The Ben Franklin Program, http://www.cnp.benfranklin.org, has been funding entrepreneurs, technology startups and small manufacturers who are developing new technologies, creating jobs, and increasing their sales/marketing efforts for more than 30 years.

Listed below are the companies that recently became members of Ben Franklin’s portfolio:

  • ArgentumCidalElectrics, Inc (State College, PA) has developed a novel, antimicrobial technology that releases metal ions on high-touch surfaces in healthcare facilities.  Click on www.argentumce.com
  • Atoptix, LLC (State College, PA) developed a patent-pending device, that when coupled with a mobile app, can be used to sense hemoglobin, oxygen, and glucose on anyone’s smartphone. Click on www.Atoptix.com
  • BioMagnetic Solutions LLC’s (State College, PA) fifth generation ferro-fluids help researchers target/obtain cells of interest as close as possible to their natural physiological state. Click on www.BioMagneticSolutions.com
  • FyreRok Reservoir Consulting (Bellefonte, PA) is an engineering consulting firm focused on the oil and gas industry that offers a variety of services including design, quality control, and optimization.  For more information, contact  mark.miller@fyrerok.com     
  • HalenHardy, LLC (Bellwood, PA) develops health, safety, and environmental tools to improve conditions for highly mobile, outdoor employees in the oil & gas, utility, construction, and mining industries.  Click on www.MASHH.com
  • Kress Motors, LLC (Windber, PA) is further developing patented, electric motor and drive technology into a commercially viable system that can be licensed to other electric motor producers.  Click on www.kressmotors.com
  • VideoMining Corporation’s (State College, PA) patented technology has made it a market leader for in-store shopper behavior analytics for consumer packaged goods and retailers.  Click on www.videomining.com
  • AgeCheq Inc (York, PA) has created a cloud-based service that enables mobile app and game developers to easily become compliant with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).  Click on www.agecheq.com
  • American Built Arms Company (Glen Rock, PA) is a veteran owned manufacturer of parts and accessories for the firearms industry.  Click on www.abarms.com
  • Appalachia Technologies LLC (Mechanicsburg, PA) has expanded its services in the areas of security, technology infrastructure monitoring and service desk support to become a client-centered, trusted IT advisor.  Click on www.appalachiatech.com
  • Better Bowls, LLC (Hershey, PA) develops and sells best-in-class nutritional, shelf-stable food and beverage products throughout the country under their own brand as well as under licensed, nationally recognized brands such as Fiber One.  Click on www.betterbowls.com
  • Colloid, LLC (Camp Hill, PA) has developed the UberCrypt Framework, a patented and patent-pending cryptosystem and software that enable new ways to secure data and communications that is easy, flexible and fast.  Click on www.UberCrypt.com
  • Red Privet, LLC (Harrisburg, PA) provides its customers research-based design solutions for digital experiences that engage customers and deliver measurable business results.  Click on www.redprivet.com 
  • Return Logic Inc (Carlisle, PA) a technology startup focused on assisting retailers and manufacturers manage consumer returns through predictive analytics and supply chain efficiency.  Click on www.returnlogic.com
  • GreenLighting LED (Erie, PA) imports, assembles, and supplies “Made in USA” LED lighting products that are installed in government, industrial, educational, and residential applications.  Click on www.GreenLightingLED.com