• 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


REGISTER NOW – Ben Franklin iXchange

Join us at the Ben Franklin iXchange on Tuesday, May 17, 5:00 PM as … 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

Keystone Edge Relaunches

Keystone Edge is a statewide e-newsletter that focuses on “what’s next and best in … MORE

BFTP in PBS Segment on Investment and Incubation

BFTP Pocono Northeast Regional Manager Ken Okrepkie was interviewed as part of a segment on … MORE

BFTP CEO R. Chadwick Paul, Jr. Wins Lehigh’s Baker Institute Entrepreneur Award

Lehigh University alumnus R. Chadwick Paul, Jr. ’76 ’78G received the 2016 Farrington Award for … MORE

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OraSure Makes Forbes Most Trusted Companies List

OraSure Technologies has been named to Forbes magazine’s The 100 Most Trusted Companies in America … MORE

KME Fire and Rescue Bought by FL Co.

KME Fire and Rescue, Nesquehoning, is being purchased by The Rev Group, Orlando, FL. KME … MORE

Prova Systems Announces Compliance System to Help Taxicabs Compete

Prova Systems announces the availability of its Fleet Genius SCM Smart Compliance Manager system for … MORE

Cerora Announces First Close on 2016 Seed Financing

Cerora, Inc. announced the first closing of its 2016 seed financing round. These bridge funds … MORE

Leading East Penn With Integrity, Intelligence, and Energy

Daniel Langdon, CEO of East Penn Manufacturing, Ben Franklin client and Berks County’s largest … MORE

Bridgeworks Enterprise Center Companies Surpass $4M in Revenue

The 11 companies doing business in the Bridgeworks Enterprise Center, owned and managed by the … MORE

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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

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