New Leadership Announced at the BF TechCelerator@Carlisle Powered by CREDC

Posted On On: June 11, 2015 Categories Filed Under: Chamber News, Member News

Harrisburg, PABen Franklin Technology Partners of Central and Northern PA, the Harrisburg Regional Chamber and its economic development arm, CREDC are pleased to announce that Mr. Richard Heddleson and Mr. Ross Gibson will assume the leadership responsibilities and roles for the BF TechCelerator@Carlisle powered by CREDC –  a full service incubator offering start-up technology and small manufacturers a place where they can not only rent space in which to grow, but also participate in programs to accelerate that growth.  See

TechCeleratorAs Executive Director, Mr. Heddleson will be responsible for cultivating and working with potential candidates and established tenants as they attempt to develop successful startup business strategies and identify appropriate go-to market strategies.  Richard, who has been with the Ben Franklin program for nearly nine years, was also recently named as Regional Director for Ben Franklin’s South Central PA location. A graduate of the Harvard Business School and The Johns Hopkins University, Richard has extensive business experience and spent much of his previous career as a Chief Financial Officer with various companies located in California.

The new Assistant Director of the TechCelerator, Mr. Ross Gibson, is also the Associate Portfolio Manager for Ben Franklin’s South Central Office. With degrees from Shippensburg University and the Pennsylvania State University, Ross assists early-stage entrepreneurs develop a solid, focused, and customer-centric business plan and provides business mentoring activities at Ben Franklin as well as in the TechCelerator environment.

About the BF TechCelerator@Carlisle Powered by CREDC:

The TechCelerator, an initiative of the Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC (Capital Region Economic Development Corporation), is designated, shared space in a business incubator environment that offers potential entrepreneurs pre-launch market research, training, and business mentoring services at no charge.

About Ben Franklin Technology Partners

Ben Franklin Technology Partners CNP, an initiative of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development and funded by the Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority, provides investment capital and business support services to emerging tech-based companies and small, existing manufacturers for the purpose of creating and retaining jobs in Pennsylvania.

About the Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC

The Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC serves as a catalyst for promoting growth and quality of life in Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry Counties by providing a unique blend of business, community and economic development and advocacy services under one roof to boost our economic vitality and livability as a region. The Chamber & CREDC has been accredited with five stars from the United States Chamber of Commerce.