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  1. Lesson #3: Your Corporate DNA Evolves With Every Person You Hire.

    Wayne Barz manager of Ben Franklin TechVentures posted the third installment in his Keystone Edge series, “Lessons from Incubating Innovation.” He observed that in an early-stage firm, if you’re the founder, you hire the next person, and then you and that person probably hire the third person, and so on. Good people hire good people. Even after Continue Reading…

  2. Lesson #2: Entrepreneurship is About People, Not Products

    Wayne Barz manager of Ben Franklin TechVentures posted the second installment in his Keystone Edge series, “Lessons from Incubating Innovation.” He observed that promising founders can only become successful entrepreneurs if they are able to tailor the advice from others for their own unique situation. This is why so many investors focus on the entrepreneur and management Continue Reading…

  3. Lesson 1: There are No Lessons

    Business incubation provides vital support to entrepreneurs and early-stage firms at their most vulnerable times. It is often pivotal to their survival and prosperity. For more than 30 years, Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BFTP/NEP) has been a pioneer in the field. Our experience nurturing young companies in an incubator facility is deep Continue Reading…

  4. You Can’t Teach Fire in the Belly – and 6 Other Tips for Fledging Entrepreneurs

    It’s something that’s likely been inside those that have it for a very long time, waiting for the right opportunity to bubble to the surface. If you want to be an entrepreneur, fire in the belly is an absolute necessity. Read more via Altitude Marketing – http://bit.ly/1PFx7z6

  5. Lehigh Valley Boasts Impressive History of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

    BFTP/NEP and its clients/alumni OraSure Technologies, Cernostics, EcoTech Marine, and Viddler, and the Bridgeworks Enterprise Center, a member of the Ben Franklin Business Incubator Network, are cited in a column written by LVEDC President and CEO Don Cunningham. Addressing the successful partnerships and collaborative efforts that have led to a resurgence of the Lehigh Valley Continue Reading…

  6. Expert: Incubators help small businesses survive

    “The trend nationally is that when a business starts within an incubator, they tend to be more successful,” said Ken Okrepkie, regional manager for the Ben Franklin Technology Partners, during a recent CAN DO board meeting. Small businesses that start in a business incubator have a better chance of surviving than those that don’t. Incubators Continue Reading…

  7. LVstartup Releases Latest Issue About Regional Start-ups and Entrepreneurs

    The September issue of LVstartup, a monthly e-newsletter about entrepreneurship and start-ups in the Lehigh Valley, has been released by LVEDC’s Entrepreneurship Council of the Lehigh Valley. The newest edition spotlights BFTP client, Viddler, and contains stories about the Southside Bethlehem KIZ; a team of Lehigh University students winning a national competition for their diagnostic device for HIV treatment Continue Reading…

  8. How will globalization continue to change the U.S.?

    The Ben Franklin Technology Partners iXchange 2015 event featured futurist Michael Rogers as the keynote speaker. Rogers addressed the virtualization of America and the world, the Internet of Things, and what the digital lifestyle means for business. See his insights at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmalrN6Wc3M

  1. Are we becoming less effective in our ‘always on’ world?

    The Ben Franklin Technology Partners iXchange 2015 event featured futurist Michael Rogers as the keynote speaker. Rogers addressed the virtualization of America and the world, the Internet of Things, and what the digital lifestyle means for business. See his insights at: http://bit.ly/1CNelqk

  2. How can a leader prepare for the future?

    The Ben Franklin Technology Partners iXchange 2015 event featured futurist Michael Rogers as the keynote speaker. Rogers addressed the virtualization of America and the world, the Internet of Things, and what the digital lifestyle means for business. See his insights at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqhIkBTuYMI

  3. Why is it important to think about the future?

    The Ben Franklin Technology Partners iXchange 2015 event featured futurist Michael Rogers as the keynote speaker. Rogers addressed the virtualization of America and the world, the Internet of Things, and what the digital lifestyle means for business. See his insights at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITEFEXrqRpg

  4. As machines begin to communicate with each other more, how will our world change?

    The Ben Franklin Technology Partners iXchange 2015 event featured futurist Michael Rogers as the keynote speaker. Rogers addressed the virtualization of America and the world, the Internet of Things, and what the digital lifestyle means for business. See his insights at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaVADroLGXU

  5. Pitching Big or Pitching Small?

    Ralph Kramden was always pitching BIG. There must be a dozen episodes in which he dreams up a new way to make a financial killing. And when he pitches those ideas to his pal Norton or to his boss Mr. Marshall, he’s pitching them big. He never seemed to struggle with the presentation issue that Continue Reading…

  6. Ben Franklin Client LifeAire Systems Founder Presents at TEDxLehighRiver

    Dr. Kathryn C. Worrilow shares a personal and professional journey that ultimately led to the genesis of a revolutionary air purification technology by LifeAire Systems. View: http://youtu.be/3lJtqWOO6G4.

  7. If a PowerPoint is Bad, it’s the Messenger, Not the Medium

    Many have wished for and striven for the death of the powerpoint presentation.  I have always disagreed with this point of view.  There is no doubt that most power point decks are terrible and yes, should be killed.  However, it isn’t “Power Point” that is the problem, it’s the author!  Power Point is fine canvas Continue Reading…

  8. Reinventing Your Career

    The Ben Franklin Technology Partners iXchange 2014 event featured keynote speaker Jeff Hoffman, who presented New Rules of Business Leadership and Entrepreneurial Success. See his insights at: http://youtu.be/Kc15HI6aGE8