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  1. Play Impossible Corporation Wins Ben Franklin Venture Idol

    Play Impossible Corporation, Lewisburg, won Ben Franklin Venture Idol, hosted by the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BFTP/NEP), on Thursday evening, November 3. The event was held at the Innovation Institute in Ben Franklin TechVentures®, BFTP/NEP’s award-winning and LEED Gold-certified technology incubator/post-incubator on Lehigh University’s Mountaintop Campus. Ben Franklin Venture Idol is a Continue Reading…

  2. Southside Bethlehem KIZ Rated #1 in the Commonwealth

    At its annual meeting, PA Department of Community and Economic Development Deputy Secretary Sheri Collins ranked south Bethlehem’s Keystone Innovation Zone (KIZ) the best in the state. The Southside Bethlehem KIZ, one of 29 statewide, is a partnership that creates entrepreneurial opportunities and fosters innovation by aligning the combined resources of Ben Franklin, educational institutions, Continue Reading…

  3. BFTP’s Wayne Barz Featured in Small Business Survival Guide

    Five Questions With Wayne Barz, aka Techonomic Man. More via Lehigh Valley Business:  http://bit.ly/2eUDeGF

  4. Ben Franklin to Invest $671,000 in Regional Economic Development

    The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s (BFTP/NEP) Board of Directors has approved the investment of $671,000 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…

  5. BFTP’s Connie Faylor Interviewed by Reading Chamber

    The Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce and Industry Member Spotlight features Connie Faylor, Regional Manager, Greater Reading/Berks and Schuylkill. Faylor describes BFTP’s work in creating and retaining high-value jobs by supporting early-stage firms and established manufacturers in her region. View at http://bit.ly/2dWL4AM

  6. Bolt & Key Café at TechVentures Earns Positive Review

    The Bolt & Key Café is located in Ben Franklin TechVentures, on Lehigh’s Mountaintop Campus, for the convenience of resident companies and is also open to the public. Owned by the People’s Kitchen in Bethlehem, the café earned a very positive Morning Call restaurant review:  http://bit.ly/2dZoAOr

  7. LVstartup October Issue Includes BFTP

    LVEDC’s October issue of LVstartup includes stories on Gov. Wolf’s grant presentation for the TechVentures expansion, BFTP’s latest investment round, Technomic Man’s blog post, and client LifeAire Systems. Read more: http://bit.ly/2dUwxqa   

  8. Gov. Wolf Announces $1.5 Million in State Funding for Ben Franklin TechVentures Expansion

    Governor Tom Wolf joined Senator Lisa Boscola and Representative Steve Samuelson to announce a $1.5 million state grant to aid in the construction of a 14,500 square-foot expansion to the Ben Franklin TechVentures® (BFTV) technology incubator/post-incubator facility. The new “TechVentures West Wing” will provide crucial support to entrepreneurs and start-ups that help create and retain Continue Reading…

  1. Ben Franklin Northeast Impact: 10,762 Manufacturing Jobs

    In recognition of Pennsylvania Manufacturing Week, October 1-7, the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BFTP/NEP) has announced that its work with clients resulted in the creation or retention of 10,762 manufacturing jobs from 1994 to 2015. Clients attributed these jobs to their work with BFTP/NEP.   The Ben Franklin Technology Partners is an initiative Continue Reading…

  2. Ben Franklin to Invest $136,000 in Regional Economic Development

    The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s (BFTP/NEP) Board of Directors has approved the investment of $136,000 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…

  3. NE PA Economic Developers Discuss Job Creation with State Legislators

    Ken Okrepkie, BFTP Pocono Northeast regional manager, was one of six speakers who offered testimony at the hearing that state Rep. Gerald Mullery, D-Newport Township, hosted to discuss jobs creatopm in Pennsylvania. Okrepkie presented on Ben Franklin’s accomplishment in generating jobs in the region and statewide. Read more via Hazleton Standard Speaker and Citizen’s Voice: http://bit.ly/2cIZ8f4  

  4. International Trade Representatives to Tour PA with BF TechVentures Stop

    The PA Department of Community & Economic Development will be hosting trade representatives from around the world for a series of trade-related events in September around the state. The Lehigh Valley will be participating in the annual “Bringing the World to Pa.” tour on Sept. 22 at Ben Franklin TechVentures. Read more via Lehigh Valley Continue Reading…

  5. LVstartup September E-Newsletter Published

    Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation’s September LVstartup e-newsletter includes stories on Ben Franklin’s Federal Funding Workshop (10/5/16), Venture Idol (11/3/16), the statewide Ben Franklin network results microsite, and the partnership with Lehigh’s ESC. Ben Franklin clients/alumni OraSure, Eventuosity, and Cernostics are also cited. Read more: http://bit.ly/2bNlOuG

  6. Ben Franklin to Host Workshop on Federal Funding for Innovation on October 5

    Every year, the U.S. government offers more than $2.5 Billion in small business funding for technology and science innovations through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) / Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BFTP/NEP) will host a workshop for early-stage firms to help them identify which opportunities Continue Reading…

  7. BFTP Featured in New LVEDC Entrepreneurship Video

    A new video released by the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation (LVEDC) presents why the region is the perfect place for entrepreneurs and start-up companies. It includes an interview of BFTP’s Wayne Barz as well as clients Patrick Clasen of EcoTech Marine, Ron Ticho of OraSure Technologies, and Anthony Durante of Bridgeworks Enterprise Center, a Continue Reading…

  8. Ben Franklin Statewide Launches Microsite

    The Ben Franklin Technology Partners statewide network launched a new microsite, produced by Altitude Marketing, that presents a wide array of economic and job impact statistics through infographics. The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania is one of four Ben Franklins statewide. View here: http://benfranklin.org/impact2015/