Innovation Ecosystem

The South Central Pennsylvania region has numerous resources supporting and building a diverse and innovative entrepreneur community.
Provide innovators and entrepreneurs with what they need and want.
To develop the next generation of technology workforce and companies.
Regional connections across Harrisburg, Lancaster, York.
We are connecting! – Have you heard about our awesome Keystone Merge initiative that brings entrepreneurs together? If not, check out the web site KeystoneMerge.com and join us for our next gathering.
Ecosystem Mapping.

There are lots of relationships, skills, and information available within our community. To see the interconnectedness within our region and resources for entrepreneurs visit wayfinderecomap.com.

Check out some of the resources below to help you bring your idea to reality or find something you want to be a part of.

Keystone Merge
Keystone Merge is an entrepreneur event series that meets monthly throughout the Harrisburg, York, and Lancaster region. Every month, we gather to support entrepreneurs through meaningful conversations over drinks and hors d’oeuvres.
Here’s a quick update on what’s new for this year… We’ll be cycling through 3 coworking spaces. You can catch us at The Candy Factory in Lancaster, The Grotto in York, and Pursuit Coworking in Harrisburg.
We’re recruiting entrepreneurs to present for the upcoming year, and we’d love to chat with you. If you are actively working on a venture in any stage and industry, want advice on a business need, idea, opportunity, or challenge, please apply to present!
South Central PA Ecosystem Map
What is an Ecosystem Map? There are lots of relationships, skills, attitudes, and additional resources that are needed within a community. That web is called an entrepreneurial ecosystem!
For those who are looking for some help with your business. We want you to access what you need, quickly, by seeing the interconnectedness within our communities. Jump in and see who’s out there waiting to help you.
CIE – Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship
We are unleashing the next generation of entrepreneurs and fostering innovation at Harrisburg University — and across Central Pennsylvania.
CIE exists to bring important scientific discoveries, technological innovations, and academic research to the marketplace
Ben Franklin Technology Partners
Are you looking for startup funding to help develop and commercialize a new, innovative product or process? Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central and Northern PA (BFTP/CNP) has been investing in tech startups and small manufacturers for more than 30 years.

Creating a region for innovation

South Central NextGen Tech Members
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