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  1. Ben Franklin TechVentures Featured in NBIA Review

    Ben Franklin TechVentures was awarded Incubator of the Year 2012 by the National Business Incubation Association, and was featured in the most recent NBIA Review. Read the article.

  2. Ben Franklin to Invest $354,876 In Regional Economic Development

    The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s (BFTP/NEP) Board of Directors has approved the investment of $354,876 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…

  3. Ben Franklin TechVentures: A Job Creation Factory

    Click here to download the TechVentures 2012 brochure.

  4. Altitude Marketing President Blogs on BFTP Tiger Session –

    Mentoring Tomorrow’s Business Leaders Today “Altitude Marketing has a long-standing partnership with Ben Franklin Technology Partners (BFTP) and we’ve seen the benefits of the organization’s technology-based economic development process.”  Read More at

  5. Four Ben Franklin Clients Honored in Business of the Year Awards

    Four clients or alumni of the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania were honored at the Lehigh Valley Business, Business of the Year Awards, presented on December 10th at Steel Stacks in Bethlehem, PA. EcoTech Marine, Bethlehem – Winner – Business of the Year (26-100 employees) — With its award-winning VorTech pump line, new Continue Reading…

  6. Happy 30th Birthday, Ben Franklin!

    In December 1982, 30 years ago, then Governor Dick Thornburgh signed legislation establishing the Ben Franklin Partnership Fund. That foresight resulted in the creation and retention of thousands of well-paid, sustainable jobs for Pennsylvanians. Ben Franklin Technology Partners significantly contributes to the Commonwealth’s economy, helping to create hundreds of early-stage technology firms, and supporting established Continue Reading…

  7. Ben Franklin TechVentures2 Recognized as a Sustainable Community

                        Ben Franklin TechVentures2® was recognized as a Sustainable Community by the Lehigh Valley Branch of the Delaware Valley Green Building Council (LV-DVGBC) at an event attracting more than 100 community and business leaders on November 26th. TechVentures was one of three nominees in the private Continue Reading…

  8. Study Released by Ben Franklin Shale Gas Center Summarizes Regulations Governing Natural Gas Vehicles

              November 26, 2012 For further information: Bill Hall/Director Shale Gas Innovation & Commercialization Center 814-933-8203 / As gasoline prices rise, consumers are eyeing low cost natural gas as a potential solution to their transportation fuel needs. But switching to natural gas as the fuel of choice brings with it Continue Reading…

  1. Ben Franklin Alumnus Client EcoTech Marine receives two Best of 2012 Awards

    EcoTech Marine has announced that it received two of’s Best of 2012 Awards in the Best Aquarium Light and Best Powerhead categories. EcoTech Marine was one of only two companies to receive more than one award this year from a pool of more than 180 global brands considered. Read more here.

  2. Ben Franklin Client Micro Interventional Devices Preps for 2013 EU Launch For Transapical Access Device

    Structural heart disease firm Micro Interventional Devices Inc. hopes to gain a CE mark and launch its clinical stage Permaseal transmyocardial access and closure device in Europe by the second half of 2013, with a focus on use for big-ticket transapical transcatheter aortic valve replacement procedures. Permaseal, which the company calls the first transapical access device Continue Reading…

  3. LifeAire Systems wins Ben Franklin Venture Idol

     It was a cross between Shark Tank and American Idol, and with great networking and workshops. “Ben Franklin Venture Idol” illustrated a significant way in which early-stage entrepreneurs seek and obtain seed capital. The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania hosted the event on Thursday evening, November 15th, at the Innovation Institute at Ben Continue Reading…

  4. Ben Franklin TechVentures Cited in Credit Suisse Digital Magazine

    Start Me Up: Incubators Outside Silicon Valley

  5. Ben Franklin TechVentures Hosts StartUp Weekend

       In support of regional entrepreneurship, Ben Franklin TechVentures® hosted Lehigh Valley Startup Weekend on November 2-4, 2012. Startup Weekend is a 54-hour, hands-on experience where entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs gather and develop ideas to determine if start-up ideas are viable. The Lehigh Valley event, at which100 participants, coaches, and organizers spent their weekends, was Continue Reading…

  6. Ben Franklin Featured in Lehigh University Alumni Bulletin- Fall 2012

     America’s Gold Standard: Pennsylvania’s Economy is Based on new Technologies, and Ben Franklin Technology Partners is Leading the Way in Developing Them. By Emily Groff Click here to read the story.

  7. Ben Franklin Alumnus Particle Sciences Develops Novel Ocular Formulation to Treat Dry Eye

    Particle Sciences, Bethlehem, a leading drug delivery CRO, has developed a novel ocular formulation for its client, Eyeon Therapeutics, Inc.  The formulation, based on a polymer owned by Particle Sciences, provides superior clinical results in treating dry eye.  The results were published earlier this year in the Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutic.  Read more Continue Reading…

  8. The Four Seasons of Your Start-Up. . .Autumn

    The inner dynamics of a start up…like time through the year. The temperature outside my window last night dipped to 24, the crickets have stopped chirping and my wife told me that she “can’t manage all the tomatoes I’m bringing in from the garden.”  Hmmm…kinda like life inside a high tech start-up.  The spring and Continue Reading…