What is BFTP of Northeastern Pennsylvania?
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 for northeastern Pennsylvania.
Ben Franklin Technology Partners is an initiative of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development and is funded by the Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority. Our mission is to boost the economy of our region with new and retained jobs, new technology companies, and established manufacturers that are more competitive. We provide early-stage technology firms and established manufacturers with funding, networking opportunities, and technical and business expertise. The program has been recognized and modeled nationally and internationally. Our success is measured based on the commercial success that our clients achieve as a direct result of our assistance. Ben Franklin enterprise developers work with early-stage firms and established companies to enhance their entire way of doing business. Typical investments range from $25,000 to $150,000 per year for up to three years. Serving a 21-county area, the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania is located on the campus of Lehigh University in Bethlehem. We are headquartered in and operate Ben Franklin TechVentures®, an award-winning incubator/post-incubator facility on Lehigh’s campus.