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Many thanks for your article, “Tech startups take many paths to funding,” and your mention of the Ben Franklin Technology Partners programs (www.cnp.benfranklin.org). We always appreciate the coverage we receive from the Centre Daily Times, especially when it includes mention of some of the amazing startups we’ve been proud to help support through either our traditional funding program or through our BF TechCelerator Boot Camps for business startups. The two examples that you mentioned in your Business Matters piece, Airnest and Lasers for Innovative Solutions, are great examples of the 43 startups that have graduated from our BF TechCelerator @ State College, but are also two of the 10 new companies that went on to receive funding from us. To date, Ben Franklin has invested $950,000 in these very promising startups.