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  1. 2015 Annual Report: The Energy of New Ideas

                          Click here to download a PDF of the 2015 annual report. Ben Franklin continues to support the discovery and harnessing of the Energy of New Ideas. Like electricity, many of our clients’ discoveries transform the world. From developing exciting new technologies, to utilizing existing Continue Reading…

  2. 2014 Annual Report: Leveraging the Ben Franklin Investment

    Click here to download a PDF of the 2014 annual report. Funding is what draws most companies to the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Early-stage firms are interested in seed capital and investments for product development. Cash investments in early-stage firms are critical; indeed young firms are often said to be in a Continue Reading…

  3. U.S. FDA Commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg visited Ben Franklin Alumnus OraSure Technologies

    OraSure manufactures OraQuick: In-Home HIV Test, the only at-home oral HIV test. Ben Franklin clients Cerora and Vaxform also presented to the Commissioner. OraSure has been approached by agencies and entities interested in employing the method to test for Ebola. View at http://youtu.be/KT89MXishNQ.

  4. U.S. FDA Commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg visited Ben Franklin Alumnus OraSure Technologies

    OraSure manufactures OraQuick: In-Home HIV Test, the only at-home oral HIV test. Ben Franklin clients Cerora and Vaxform also presented to the Commissioner. OraSure has been approached by agencies and entities interested in employing the method to test for Ebola. View at http://youtu.be/KT89MXishNQ.

  5. 2013 Annual Report: Inspiring Innovation

    Selecting, nurturing, and supporting technology-based companies is not a practice that is easily mastered. Since the Ben Franklin Technology Partners began 30 years ago, our team has built and developed its knowledge base, relationships, and networks. This deep experience allows us to effectively fund and support entrepreneurs and established manufacturers. Each client and industry is Continue Reading…

  6. Statewide Ben Franklin 30th Anniversary Retrospective

                      On December 6, 1982, Ben Franklin Technology Partners (BFTP) was founded by Governor Dick Thornburgh and the Pennsylvania legislature. BFTP has since become the gold standard for technology-based economic development in the country. BFTP is a national and international model, honored with numerous awards and commendations Continue Reading…

  7. 2012 Annual Report: Then, Now, Tomorrow–Stories of Challenge, Perseverance and Success

    Then Now Tomorrow – Stories of Challenge, Perseverance, and Success Life poses challenges to all of us. If we work tirelessly, receive help from experienced mentors, and bring our talents and passion to what we do, we increase our chances of success substantially. This is also true for both new and established companies. This year’s annual Continue Reading…

  8. Ben Franklin TechVentures: A Job Creation Factory

    Click here to download the TechVentures 2012 brochure.

  1. 2011 Annual Report: If Passion Drives You, Let Reason Hold the Reins

    “If PASSION Drives You, Let REASON Hold The Reins.”  Ben Franklin’s quote very aptly describes this year at the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania.  Passion is what makes our work happen. We seek passion in the management teams of prospective clients. We exhibited passion in responding to pressing regional economic development needs by finding a Continue Reading…

  2. 2010 Annual Report: Energizing Pennsylvania’s Entrepreneurs

    “Entrepreneur” is not merely a synonym for the founder of a start-up company. Entrepreneurship is a state of mind, an attitude, sometimes an innate drive. Entrepreneurship is the capacity to identify and actively seek unmet needs in the market; the expertise and passion to create the products or services that respond to those needs; the Continue Reading…

  3. i xchange 2010 – CICLON/Texas Instruments Success Story

    Please view the video below.

  4. 2009 Annual Report: Bringing Energy to Economic Development

    Bringing Energy to Economic Development is the theme of the 2009 Ben Franklin Annual Report. The report describes 2009 developments in Ben Franklin’s work in energy, TechVentures, the Incubator Network and client activities, as well as lists the year’s investments, among other news.

  5. i xchange 2009

    On May 12, 2009, BFTP/NEP hosted its annual i xchange at the Zoellner Arts Center on the campus of Lehigh University. More than 600 technology entrepreneurs, business people, venture capitalists, economic developers, political leaders, and regional influencers from Ben Franklin’s 21-county service area attended. This year, BFTP/NEP profiled client company Custom Processing Services in a Continue Reading…

  6. i xchange 2007

    Each year, BFTP/NEP premieres a new year-in-review video for the more than 600 technology entrepreneurs, manufacturers, venture capitalists, economic developers, regional influencers, political leaders, educators, students, bankers, lawyers and accountants from BFTP/NEP’s service area who attend the annual i xchange awards and networking event. Please view the 2007 movie below.