• 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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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

CAN DO Honors BFTP/NEP as Partner of the Year

CAN DO, Inc. presented the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of NE PA as its 2016 … MORE

Bethlehem a cradle of industry and innovation

Gausling and Hinchey had the marketing and entrepreneurial know-how, and Niedbala the chemistry expertise. They … MORE

SAVE THE DATE: Ben Franklin Venture Idol

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

LVstartup June E-newsletter Published

Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation’s June LVstartup e-newsletter includes stories on Ben Franklin clients … MORE

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Vigon President is an ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ Finalist

Vigon International’s founder and president, Steve Somers, is a finalist in the Greater Philadephia area … MORE

A Sound Strategy Posts New Video

A Sound Strategy, Inc. posted a new video explaining its product, A Sound Strategy/Ticket … MORE

Micro Interventional Devices Receives CE Mark Approval for Permaseal™

Micro Interventional Devices, Inc.™ (MID), the world leader in minimally invasive and catheter-based compliant fixation … MORE

Bridgeworks Enterprise Center Launches Microloan Fund for Incubator Clients

Bridgeworks Enterprise Center, a member of the Ben Franklin Business Incubator Network, has launched a … MORE

Sen. Casey Calls for More Federal Funding for OraSure’s Zika Test

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania visited BFTP alum OraSure Technologies to call for … MORE

LifeAire Systems’ Technology Helps IVF Labs Achieve Top 2 National Rankings

The top two clinics identified as the Best IVF Programs in the U.S. by … MORE

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Incubating Innovation in Northeastern PA

Business incubation provides vital support to entrepreneurs and early-stage firms at their most vulnerable times. It is often pivotal to … MORE

You Can’t Teach Fire in the Belly – and 6 Other Tips for Fledging Entrepreneurs

It’s something that’s likely been inside those that have it for a very long time, waiting for the … MORE

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