• 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

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    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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SAVE THE DATE: Ben Franklin Venture Idol

        Ben Franklin Venture Idol is a cross between Shark Tank® and … MORE


Check out the New Keystone Edge!

Keystone Edge is back with a new look, new features and a new publishing schedule! … MORE


BFTP 2015 Annual Report – The Energy of New Ideas

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

Ben Franklin Northeast Impact: 10,762 Manufacturing Jobs

In recognition of Pennsylvania Manufacturing Week, October 1-7, the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern … MORE

Ben Franklin to Invest $136,000 in Regional Economic Development

The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s (BFTP/NEP) Board of Directors has … MORE

NE PA Economic Developers Discuss Job Creation with State Legislators

Ken Okrepkie, BFTP Pocono Northeast regional manager, was one of six speakers who offered testimony … MORE

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Orbweaver Carves Niche in Electronics Supply Chain

Located in Ben Franklin TechVentures, Orbweaver supplies real-time supply chain integration solutions for the electronics … MORE

Appeeling Fruit Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Appeeling Fruit, Inc., Dauberville, celebrated twenty-five years in the fresh fruit processing business with an … MORE

Azevan Reports Positive Clinical Study Results for Intermittent Explosive Disorder

Azevan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced results from the phase 2 exploratory clinical study of the Company’s … MORE

Adhezion Strikes Deal with Pfizer

Adhezion Biomedical LLC, Wyomissing, announced a long-term agreement with pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc. for the … MORE

Appeeling Fruit Celebrates 25 Years

Appeeling Fruit Inc., Reading, began in 1991 by selling peeled apple slices to bakeries for … MORE

Cernostics Receives Initial $1.3M of $5M Follow-On Investment

Cernostics, an oncology diagnostics company whose unique technology enables “precision medicine,” has received a lead … MORE

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Navigating Big Change Events

How can a company navigate a big change event? At BFTP’s annual iXchange on May 17, 2016, speaker Byron … MORE

Don’t Live in Dilbert’s World

Wayne Barz, manager of Ben Franklin TechVentures, posted the fourth installment in his Keystone Edge series, “Lessons from Incubating Innovation.” … MORE

Companies that Succeed in Dramatic Change

What companies have had success in a dramatic change event? At BFTP’s annual iXchange on May 17, 2016, speaker … MORE