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  1. Innovation Featured in Network Magazine

    Lessons in Incubating Innovation – blog series by BFTP Manager of Entrepreneurial Services Wayne Barz, @TechonomicMan, featured on pp. 44/45 of Spring issue of Network Magazine – http://bit.ly/2nUjt5n

  2. Growth of Lehigh Valley Manufacturing

    The Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation produced a video on the growth of the Lehigh Valley manufacturing sector that includes BFTP clients/alumni OraSure Technologies, B. Braun Medical, Mack Trucks, Victaulic, and the Orbel Corporation. View: http://bit.ly/2o6SoQb

  3. Lesson #8: Don’t Believe the Hype

    Wayne Barz, manager of Ben Franklin TechVentures, posted the eighth installment in his series, “Lessons from Incubating Innovation.” Not every hot new thing goes mainstream, so avoid the hype cycle and instead push innovators to adopt your tech-driven product. More via Keystone Edge: http://bit.ly/2mMQfGv    

  4. Lesson #7: 1 > 1,000,000

    Wayne Barz, manager of Ben Franklin TechVentures, posted the seventh installment in his series, “Lessons from Incubating Innovation.” Nabbing your first sale is more important than the actual dollar amount you get for it, i.e. 1 > 1,000,000. More via Keystone Edge: http://bit.ly/2jGe2JV

  5. Lesson #6: What Would Captain Kirk do?

    Wayne Barz, manager of Ben Franklin TechVentures, posted the sixth installment in his Keystone Edge series, “Lessons from Incubating Innovation.” Captain Kirk of the original Star Trek television series pursued the same strategy that our best clients do: probe, probe, probe. In an early-stage firm, the transition from being an R&D and product development company to a Continue Reading…

  6. Lesson #5: Make Your Own Luck

    Wayne Barz, manager of Ben Franklin TechVentures, posted the fifth installment in his Keystone Edge series, “Lessons from Incubating Innovation.” In the world of your startup venture, your glass is neither half-full nor half-empty. It is completely, totally and utterly full. And it is full of only two things: luck and risk. Read more via Keystone Continue Reading…

  7. Executive Leaders Radio – Venture Idol Winners and Fred Beste

    Executive Leaders Radio provides business leader interviews to give listeners a good sense of “what makes success.” Host Herb Cohen interviews BFTP Board Chair Fred Beste and Venture Idol finalists Kevin Langdon, Drew Kearney, and Roger Howell. 11/18/16 show: http://bit.ly/2fBnqbE

  8. Prospering in the Future

    How can people prosper in the future? At BFTP’s annual iXchange on May 17, 2016, speaker Byron Reese presented a keynote on Bold Optimism, in which he addressed how to spot key technologies and identify the macro factors that will drive innovation. Reese shares his perspectives in this eight-part video series. #7 – https://youtu.be/MsqWPyByTTw

  1. Overcoming Major Global Issues

    Why do you think that we can overcome major global issues? At BFTP’s annual iXchange on May 17, 2016, speaker Byron Reese presented a keynote on Bold Optimism, in which he addressed how to spot key technologies and identify the macro factors that will drive innovation. Reese shares his perspectives in this eight-part video series. #6 Continue Reading…

  2. Capitalizing on Change

    How does a company capitalize on change?  At BFTP’s annual iXchange on May 17, 2016, speaker Byron Reese presented a keynote on Bold Optimism, in which he addressed how to spot key technologies and identify the macro factors that will drive innovation. Reese shares his perspectives in this eight-part video series. #5 https://youtu.be/D0X9jcJlNPY 

  3. Building a Better Company by Taking Time Off

    One of the great things about running your own company is the ability to make your own rules. And one of those rules at BFTP Solutions Network member Altitude Marketing, implemented when the company was founded in 2004, is that partners must take a sabbatical every five years. Via Keystone Edge: http://bit.ly/2dX0fZy

  4. Changes in the Near Future

    What changes do you see coming for the near future?  At BFTP’s annual iXchange on May 17, 2016, speaker Byron Reese presented a keynote on Bold Optimism, in which he addressed how to spot key technologies and identify the macro factors that will drive innovation. Reese shares his perspectives in this eight-part video series. #4 http://bit.ly/2dp8uOe

  5. Navigating Big Change Events

    How can a company navigate a big change event? At BFTP’s annual iXchange on May 17, 2016, speaker Byron Reese presented a keynote on Bold Optimism, in which he addressed how to spot key technologies and identify the macro factors that will drive innovation. Reese shares his perspectives in this eight-part video series. #3 http://bit.ly/2d1WeWL 

  6. Lesson #4: Don’t Live in Dilbert’s World

    Wayne Barz, manager of Ben Franklin TechVentures, posted the fourth installment in his Keystone Edge series, “Lessons from Incubating Innovation.” He observed that, in an early-stage firm, the transition from being an R&D and product development company to a sales- and marketing-driven company is often a bumpy one . The technically-minded people — who lead most of the Continue Reading…

  7. Companies that Succeed in Dramatic Change

    What companies have had success in a dramatic change event? At BFTP’s annual iXchange on May 17, 2016, speaker Byron Reese presented a keynote on Bold Optimism, in which he addressed how to spot key technologies and identify the macro factors that will drive innovation. Reese shares his perspectives in this eight-part video series. #2 Continue Reading…

  8. Identifying a Transformative Technology

    How do you identify a transformative technology? At BFTP’s annual iXchange on May 17, 2016, speaker Byron Reese presented a keynote on Bold Optimism, in which he addressed how to spot key technologies and identify the macro factors that will drive innovation. Reese shares his perspectives in this eight-part video series. #1 http://bit.ly/2bco15e