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Your Big Idea could be worth BIG BUCKS! You don’t need to be an inventor, scientist, or historic statesmen (like Ben Franklin) in order to win this year’s BIG IDEA contest. Ben Franklin Technology Partners is looking for tech entrepreneurs, developers, or small manufacturers who are creating innovative new products, processes, or software applications. There’s up to $50,000 on the line and they are making it easy to qualify and apply. In order to qualify, you or your business must be located in Cameron, Clarion, Clearfield, Elk, Jefferson, McKean, or Potter Counties,

 In addition to the money, the winner will receive:

  • Access to seminars offered by Ben Franklin’s eMarketing Learning Center and the Clarion Small Business
    Development Center
  • A free consult on applying for federal R&D grant money from the Innovation Partnership
  • Executive business and technology growth services assistance offered by the Northwest Industrial Resource Center

Visit for more details and entry form.

For questions about the contest or application process, phone John Siggins at 814-865-2879 or email Jill Edwards at