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  1. BFTP Honors and Remembers Frederick J. Beste III

    The longest-serving board member of the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania passed away on December 8, 2018. Frederick J. Beste III served more than 30 years in multiple board roles including several times as chairman. He was appointed to serve on Pennsylvania’s Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority Board and volunteered and advocated tirelessly Continue Reading…

  2. Economic Effort Needs More Funds

    Development funding crucial for Pennsylvania’s prospects. Via Reading Eagle: https://bit.ly/2E7Dq4b

  3. Ben Franklin to Invest $486,250 in Northeastern PA Economy

    The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s (BFTP/NEP) Board of Directors has approved the investment of $486,250 in support of regional economic development. BFTP/NEP announces the following early-stage company investments that are provided in the form of loans with warrants. HootBoard, https://www.hootboard.com/, Ben Franklin TechVentures Bethlehem, Northampton County Ben Franklin Investment: $100,000 Complete efforts to Continue Reading…

  4. Signallamp Wins Ben Franklin Venture Idol

    Signallamp Health, Scranton, won Ben Franklin Venture Idol, hosted by the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BFTP/NEP), on Thursday evening, November 8. The event was held in the newly expanded Ben Franklin TechVentures® West Wing. TechVentures is the business technology incubator/post-incubator owned and managed by BFTP/NEP and located on Lehigh University’s Mountaintop Campus. Ken Continue Reading…

  5. Hero’s Kafe at Ben Franklin TechVentures Grand Opening

    Ecuadorean Entrepreneurs Garner Combined Economic Development Support Drawing on owner Daniela Torres’ experience as a chef and her husband, co-owner Xavier Martinez’s love for superheroes, the new Hero’s Kafe features a mix of Ecuadorean and European café classics and novelties. Daniela’s original artwork, featuring Star Wars characters and superhero action figures, complete the experience at Continue Reading…

  6. Ben Franklin Celebrates Manufacturing Day

    In recognition of National Manufacturing Day, BFTP/NEP is celebrating the importance of manufacturing and its role in helping to keep a healthy and vibrant manufacturing economy in the region. “We’re really creating that next generation of manufacturers,” said BFTP President and CEO Chad Paul. Ben Franklin’s investment in and support of its manufacturing clients resulted Continue Reading…

  7. South Bethlehem Start-up Incentive Program Earns International Award

    The International Economic Development Council awarded Bethlehem Economic Development Corp. and the city of Bethlehem a Gold Excellence in Economic Development Award for its SouthSide Bethlehem Keystone Innovation Zone. Ben Franklin Technology Partners NEP is a partner in that initiative. Via @LehighValleyBusiness: https://bit.ly/2Oxz9wH

  8. Ben Franklin Northeast Impact: 31,935 Manufacturing Jobs 1994-2017

    National Manufacturing Day Oct. 5 Ben Franklin Invests in Established Manufacturers and Early-Stage Tech-Based Manufacturers This Oct. 5, the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BFTP/NEP) is joining the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) in celebrating National Manufacturing Day, promoting the importance of manufacturing in Pennsylvania and the jobs associated with Continue Reading…

  1. Ben Franklin Announces Board Changes

    The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BFTP/NEP) Board of Directors announced the appointment of a new chair, a new member, and a new executive committee member at its September board meeting. Jan S. Heller is the new board chair. She has served on the BFTP/NEP board for 26 years, as vice chair from Continue Reading…

  2. BFTP Partners Among Lehigh Valley Business’ Fastest Growing Companies

    Lehigh Valley Business named 45 eastern Pennsylvania companies to its Fastest Growing Companies list for 2018 – companies identified as the region’s most dynamic that have made significant contributions to the local economy. Among them were BFTP client Vigon International, Inc. and BFTP Solutions Network member Altitude Marketing. Via Lehigh Valley Business: https://bit.ly/2PE36Ik

  3. PA Innovation Featured in Inc. Magazine

    Steeped in history, the Keystone State is a modern example of how legacy industries can thrive alongside the most innovative technology companies. Via Inc. Magazine: https://bit.ly/2N1Q3CD

  4. LVEDC’s Lehigh Valley Startup

    The August edition of LVEDC’s e-newsletter includes stories on BFTP’s clients, latest funding round, and perspectives: https://bit.ly/2OzkE7Y

  5. Ben Franklin to Invest $535,000 in Regional Companies

    The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s (BFTP/NEP) Board of Directors has approved the investment of $535,000 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…

  6. Wolf Administration Hosts Business RoundTable/Demo at TechVentures

    On June 26, Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin demonstrated Governor Wolf’s new PA Business One-Stop Shop, a tool designed to help entrepreneurs in all stages of starting and running a business, at Ben Franklin TechVentures. Secretary Davin also hosted a roundtable discussion that included Ben Franklin client companies, to Continue Reading…

  7. BFTP in LVEDC’s Lehigh Valley Startup

    The June edition of the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation’s e-newsletter includes stories on Ben Franklin’s investments, clients, and events – https://bit.ly/2Mc32hP.

  8. Ben Franklin to Invest $695,000 in Regional Companies

    The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s (BFTP/NEP) Board of Directors has approved the investment of $695,000 NEW 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…