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  1. An Optimist vs. a Pessimist

    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 this eight-part video series. #8 – Continue Reading…

  2. The Art of Venison

    With deer hunting season in full swing, venison is gaining renewed attention as another meat option that is more healthful than beef. BFTP client Shaffer Venison Farms cited in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette feature – http://bit.ly/2gVsuZo

  3. Ben Franklin Appoints Upper Susquehanna Regional Manager

    The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania has announced the appointment of Frederick W. Kluck, Bloomsburg, as Regional Manager, Upper Susquehanna. Kluck replaces Larry A. Seibert, who is retiring. In his new position, Kluck will identify and support the development of start-up and early-stage technology-based firms and established manufacturers for potential Ben Franklin Technology Continue Reading…

  4. LVstartup Posts December E-newsletter

    The latest issue of LVstartup includes stories on Ben Franklin Venture Idol and BFTP clients OraSure Technologies and Arkados. Read more.

  5. Scranton’s Manufacturing and Technology Evolution

    BFTP’s Ken Okrepkie looked at the Scranton region’s manufacturing and technology sectors and then issued recommendations for adaptation and growth. He tops the list with more investment, and specifically increased access to early-stage capital. Via Northeast PA Business Journal  

  6. OraSure Wins Major International Contract

    OraSure Technologies, Bethlehem, has received an $18 million product supply contract to support a foreign country’s nationwide hepatitis C testing and treatment program with the goal of eliminating hepatitis C virus infection across the country by 2020. More via Lehigh Valley Business.

  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. Solar Innovations Wins NSA Awards

    Solar Innovations, Pine Grove, won four awards and was a finalist in three categories in the 2016 National Sunroom Association Design Awards. The awards recognize excellence in the design and installation of sunrooms, solariums, and patio rooms. Read more: http://bit.ly/2fzTuwZ

  2. Arkados Group – New Ben Franklin TechVentures Resident Company

    The Internet of Things (IoT) is a sort of digital infrastructure. It connects devices, vehicles, buildings, and other items through electronics, software, sensors, and networks. The IoT allows objects to be sensed and controlled remotely, creating opportunities for more direct integration of the physical world into computer-based systems. The goal is improved efficiency and accuracy, Continue Reading…

  3. Ethnic Beauty Store Gets Investment to Grow

    EnchantedLife.com is the e-commerce platform launched by Ethnic Beauty Store LLC of East Stroudsburg, which features personal care and wellness brands that target multicultural customers. The company received a $65,000 investment from Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Via Pocono Record.

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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

  8. 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…