The Energy of New Ideas

The Ben Franklin Technology Partners makes seed investments in early-stage technology companies, funds innovation in established manufacturers, and supports clients with in-house experts and a network of proven technical and business resources. We help companies create and retain highly paid, sustainable jobs by transforming technology into commercial success and economic prosperity.

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What’s Going On?

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Play Impossible Corporation Wins Ben Franklin Venture Idol

Play Impossible Corporation, Lewisburg, won Ben Franklin Venture Idol, hosted by the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BFTP/NEP), on Thursday evening, November 3. The event was held at...

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Ben Franklin to Invest $671,000 in Regional Economic Development

The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s (BFTP/NEP) Board of Directors has approved the investment of $671,000 in support of regional economic development. BFTP/NEP’s goal is to help lead...

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2015 Annual Report: The Energy of New Ideas

                      Click here to download a PDF of the 2015 annual report. Ben Franklin continues to support the discovery and...

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Solar Innovations Wins NSA Awards

Solar Innovations, Pine Grove, won four awards and was a finalist in three categories in the 2016 National Sunroom Association Design Awards. The awards recognize excellence in the design and...

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Cernostics Announces Presentations Demonstrating New TissueCypher® Barrett’s Esophagus Assay

Cernostics, Inc. announced that findings from three scientific studies of its new TissueCypher® Barrett’s Esophagus Assay will be presented at the Digestive Disease Week (DDW) meeting in San Diego. DDW is the...

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Check out the New Keystone Edge!

Keystone Edge is back with a new look, new features and a new publishing schedule! A Ben Franklin network-sponsored e-publication, Keystone Edge is a monthly magazine featuring economic development, new and growing...

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An Optimist vs. a Pessimist

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The Art of Venison

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Ben Franklin Appoints Upper Susquehanna Regional Manager

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LVstartup Posts December E-newsletter

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Scranton's Manufacturing and Technology Evolution

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OraSure Wins Major International Contract

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Executive Leaders Radio - Venture Idol Winners and Fred Beste

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Prospering in the Future

Our Impact

For more than 30 years, Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania has served as a catalyst for economic growth by providing early-stage firms and established manufacturers access to the capital, knowledge, infrastructure and networks that foster innovation, growth, and success.

Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania 2015 results:

  • Created 383 New Jobs
  • Retained 604 Existing Jobs
  • Started 7 New Companies
  • Developed 65 New Products and Processes

Cumulative results since 1983:

  • Impact That Matters

    $ 3.60 return
    to the state
    on every dollar
    invested

    Generated

    $$1.424

    Billion
    IN
    Follow-on
    Funding
  • Created

    16,986

    New Jobs

    23,761

    Existing Jobs
    Retained

  • 482

    NEW
    COMPANIES
    STARTED

    DEVELOPED 1,433
    New
    Products &
    Processes
  • ABEC
  • Acurlite Structural Skylights
  • ProtoCAM
  • Tray-Pak
  • GENPORE
  • Innovative Control Systems
  • Precision Medical Products
  • XiGo Nanotools
  • Silberline Manufacturing
  • Lampire Biological
  • KME Kovatch
  • FMI
  • ChannelApe
  • Appeeling Fruit
  • Glemser Technologies
  • Prizer-Painter Stove Works
  • Strong Industries
  • East Coast Erosion Control
  • Medico Industries
  • Orbweaver Sourcing
  • Vigon International
  • Computer Aid
  • MindMe
  • IQE
  • EthosGen
  • Cerora
  • Bio Med Sciences
  • Cambridge-Lee Industries
  • viihealth
  • US Specialty Formulations
  • Play Impossible
  • Custom Processing Services
  • Rea.deeming Beauty
  • Third Eye Diagnostics
  • EcoTech Marine
  • Particle Sciences
  • Noble Biomaterials
  • Infinera
  • ECO2Dye
  • Braun
  • Applied Separations
  • TSG Software
  • Simplex Homes
  • LifeAire Systems
  • Pennsylvania Angel Network
  • sanofi pasteur
  • Texas Instruments Lehigh Valley
  • Signallamp Health
  • Radius Toothbrush
  • Hydro Recovery
  • Hexcel
  • Discovery Machine
  • CDC Software
  • CEWA Technologies
  • Innovative Control Systems
  • OraSure Technologies
  • TMG Health
  • Micro Interventional Devices
  • Follett
  • OPTiMO
  • Core Business Solutions
  • Shaffer Venison Farms
  • Highwood USA
  • Digestive Care
  • Demo Automation

Our Clients

BFTP NEP prepares our clients—both early-stage and established companies—for long-term success by providing critical capital resources and linking them with technical, research and business expertise.

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