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  1. 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 an eight-part video series. View part one on identifying a transformative technology.

  2. 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 an eight-part video series. View part two on companies that succeed in dramatic change.

  3. 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 an eight-part video series. View part three on navigating big change events.

  4. 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 an eight-part video series. View part four on changes in the near future.

  5. 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 an eight-part video series. View part five on capitalizing on change.

  6. 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 an eight-part video series. View part six on overcoming major global issues.

  7. 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 an eight-part video series. View part seven on prospering in the future.

  8. What Is the Difference Between an Optimist and a Pessimist?

    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 an eight-part video series. View part eight on optimism and pessimism.

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

    The 2015 Ben Franklin iXchange featured a keynote presentation by futurist Michael Rogers. View Mr. Rogers’ perspectives on “why it is important to think about the future” below.

  2. How will our world change as machines communicate?

    The 2015 Ben Franklin iXchange featured a keynote presentation by futurist Michael Rogers. View Mr. Rogers’ perspectives on “how our world will change as machines communicate” below.

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

    The 2015 Ben Franklin iXchange featured a keynote presentation by futurist Michael Rogers. View Mr. Rogers’ perspectives on “if we’re becoming less effective in our ‘always on’ world” below.

  4. How can a leader prepare for the future?

    The 2015 Ben Franklin iXchange featured a keynote presentation by futurist Michael Rogers. View Mr. Rogers’ perspectives on “how a leader can prepare for the future” below.

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

    The 2015 Ben Franklin iXchange featured a keynote presentation by futurist Michael Rogers. View Mr. Rogers’ perspectives on “how globalization will continue to change the U.S.” below.

  6. Ben Franklin iXchange 2014 Recap

    More than 550 technology entrepreneurs and other business people, venture capitalists, economic developers, political leaders and regional influencers from BFTP/NEP’s 21-county service area attended the annual Ben Franklin iXchange 2014. The iXchange combines the presentation of annual Innovation Awards and a keynote address by a national speaker with a premier regional business technology networking event.

  7. USFDA Commissioner Visits BFTP Alum, OraSure

    U.S. FDA Commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg visited Ben Franklin alumnus, OraSure Technologies on October 14, 2014. OraSure manufactures the 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 Continue Reading…

  8. The Entrepreneur

    The quintessential entrepreneur starts with a great idea and a real market need. It takes hard work, tremendous tenacity, keen instincts, and support, notably from Ben Franklin Technology Partners, to survive.