Monthly Archives:
November, 2009


  1. Ben Franklin to Invest $519,537 In Regional Economic Development

    The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s (BFTP/NEP) Board of Directors approved the investment of $519,537 in support of regional economic development. The investments are with four early-stage technology companies and seven established manufacturers.  BFTP/NEP’s goal is to help lead northeastern Pennsylvania to a better economic future by building partnerships that develop and apply Continue Reading…

  2. Apeliotus Vision Science Wins Ben Franklin Venture Idol

    It was similar to the popular television show American Idol, except with entrepreneurs instead of vocalists. During “Ben Franklin Venture Idol,” three early-stage company entrepreneurs seeking funding presented pitches to a panel of investors and the audience. Led by Venture Idol emcee, Pennsylvania State Treasurer Rob McCord, the investors asked questions, the audience voted, and Continue Reading…

  3. IQE: Entering the Solar Energy Market with Semiconductors

    The sun, quite literally, is shining down very brightly on IQE. The company is currently one of the leading global suppliers of advanced semiconductor wafers.