Monthly Archives:
June, 2016


  1. 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 for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016 Awards. Vigon just won BFTP/NEP’s Manufacturing Achievement Innovation Award at the May 2016 iXchange. Read more:

  2. Lesson 1: There are No Lessons

    Business incubation provides vital support to entrepreneurs and early-stage firms at their most vulnerable times. It is often pivotal to their survival and prosperity. For more than 30 years, Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BFTP/NEP) has been a pioneer in the field. Our experience nurturing young companies in an incubator facility is deep Continue Reading…

  3. 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 Partner of the Year during its 60th annual dinner. In Hazleton, BFTP/NEP has been instrumental in supporting CAN DO’s strategy to diversify its efforts from industry recruitment only to also starting new companies. CAN DO and BFTP/NEP have teamed to create Continue Reading…

  4. Bethlehem a cradle of industry and innovation

    Gausling and Hinchey had the marketing and entrepreneurial know-how, and Niedbala the chemistry expertise. They were drawn to Bethlehem after Ben Franklin Technology Partners awarded them an investment to finish the development of their product and space in its business incubator. Morning Call Bethlehem 275 feature describes BFTP client Solar Care Technologies, now OraSure Technologies, Continue Reading…

  5. SAVE THE DATE: Ben Franklin Venture Idol

            Ben Franklin Venture Idol is a cross between Shark Tank® and American Idol®, but with great food and networking. The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania will host its annual Ben Franklin Venture Idol on Thursday evening, November 3, 2016 at Ben Franklin TechVentures®, 116 Research Drive, Bethlehem. Details to Continue Reading…

  6. A Sound Strategy Posts New Video

    A Sound Strategy, Inc. posted a new video explaining its product, A Sound Strategy/Ticket Mambo. View here:

  7. 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 technology, received CE Mark approval for its Permaseal™ transapical access and closure device. This disruptive technology simplifies cardiovascular surgery, allowing surgeons to access and close the left-ventricle instantaneously, reliably, and without suturing the myocardium. Read more:

  8. Bridgeworks Enterprise Center Launches Microloan Fund for Incubator Clients

    Bridgeworks Enterprise Center, a member of the Ben Franklin Business Incubator Network, has launched a new microloan program specifically for business incubator clients. Read more:

  1. LVstartup June E-newsletter Published

    Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation’s June LVstartup e-newsletter includes stories on Ben Franklin clients and alumni Azevan Pharmaceuticals, Cernostics, LifeAire Systems, and OraSure Technologies, the Ben Franklin iXchange, and BFTP Incubator Network member Bridgeworks Enterprise Center. Read more:

  2. Ben Franklin to Invest $200,000 in Regional Economic Development

    The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s (BFTP/NEP) Board of Directors has approved the investment of $200,000 in support of regional economic development. BFTP/NEP’s goal is to help lead northeastern Pennsylvania to a better economic future by building partnerships that develop and apply technology for competitive advantage. To achieve this goal, Ben Franklin staff Continue Reading…