Funding is what draws most companies to the Ben Franklin Technology Partners. But alumni clients cite the other support Ben Franklin provides through its partners as equally, if not more, important to their success.
BFTP couples its financial commitment with a wide range of partnership opportunities, mentoring, business and technology development services. Ben Franklin client companies are empowered to innovate and grow through the application of technology. The Ben Franklin Solutions Network is a group of business and technical consultants and other professionals led, screened, and coordinated by Ben Franklin staff.
The Solutions Network provides assistance to early-stage client companies, as well as to clients that have achieved commercialization and sales of their products and services. For very early-stage clients, BFTP evaluates the company’s current status and seeks to provide it with a solid foundation in establishing its business. For firms that are ready to commercialize products, the issues and solutions center on strategy, sales process, and capitalization.
Together, we and our partners focus on:
- Market analysis
- Process evaluation and innovation
- Product development and improvement
- Technology commercialization
- Strategic partnering