• Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern PA

    About Us

    Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania links early-stage technology firms and established manufacturers with funding, people, technology, universities and other resources to help them prosper. In the process, we fuel economic growth and job creation for the region. READ MORE

  • Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern PA

    10 Facts about Ben Franklin Technology Partners of NE PA

    #1 – Ben Franklin Technology Partners is a statewide, state-funded economic development initiative that was established in 1982 and has been recognized nationally and internationally as a successful model program. LEARN MORE FACTS ABOUT US

  • Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern PA

    Results & Impact

    Our impact is quantifiable and measurable. Since 1983, the BFTP of Northeastern Pennsylvania has started 429 new companies, created 15,479 new jobs, retained 21,459 existing jobs and developed 1,127 new products and processes. LEARN MORE


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NEW: 2015 Annual Report – The Energy of New Ideas

In 1752, Ben Franklin discovered many new things about electricity. Flash forward 263 years, and … MORE

LVstartup Posts February Edition

The February edition of LVstartup includes articles on Ben Franklin TechVentures, clients LifeAire Systems and … MORE

Why Lehigh Valley? Ideal for Bio/Life Science Research & Manufacturing

The Lehigh Valley is an innovation hub with all the necessary elements for a company … MORE

Incubators Drive Local Biz Growth

The addition of 74 jobs by a company that helps small business with Internet applications … MORE

PA DCED 2015 Accomplishments

Congratulations to the PA Department of Community and Economic Development, which funds and oversees BFTP/… MORE

Lehigh Valley EDC: TechVentures Starts New Year Strongly

According to LVEDC’s The Lehigh Valley Insider, Ben Franklin TechVentures is off to a … MORE

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Cerora Featured in StartUp Health NOW! A New Era for Brain Health

Adam Simon, CEO of BFTP client, Cerora, discusses how his company is transforming the detection … MORE

Highwood Announces Expansion

Burgeoning demand and expanded product offerings have necessitated a third expansion of Highwood USA, a … MORE

Eventuosity – New Ben Franklin TechVentures Resident Company

Many event planners still utilize time-consuming and potentially error-prone manual processes to plan and manage … MORE

Breaking the Social Media and Mobile Marketing Barrier

MindMe Solo,  a new mobile marketing solution for small business, will present a seminar on … MORE

OraSure Announces Record Revenues for 2015

Annual earnings of $0.14 per share beat analysts’ estimates of $0.09 per share … MORE

Greater Hazleton CAN BE Incubator Welcomes New Tenants

Three new companies — including one that has already landed a big federal contract — … MORE

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Lehigh Valley Boasts Impressive History of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

BFTP/NEP and its clients/alumni OraSure Technologies, Cernostics, EcoTech Marine, and Viddler, and the Bridgeworks Enterprise Center, a member … MORE

Expert: Incubators help small businesses survive

“The trend nationally is that when a business starts within an incubator, they tend to be more successful,” said Ken … MORE

LVstartup Releases Latest Issue About Regional Start-ups and Entrepreneurs

The September issue of LVstartup, a monthly e-newsletter about entrepreneurship and start-ups in the Lehigh Valley, has been released by … MORE