Monthly Archives:
May, 2014


  1. Lehigh Valley Angel Investors Seek New Members

    The Lehigh Valley Angel Investors network (LVAI) is seeking new partners that will expand its portfolio and allow for greater investment in companies throughout the region. LVAI has financed six start-ups with a total of $594,000 over the past three years. Founded in 2010 by Todd Welch of Charter Partners, Stu Schooley, founder and co-owner Continue Reading…

  2. Noble Biomaterials Enlarges Scranton Plant

    Noble Biomaterials Inc. opened a certification center at the company’s South Scranton  plant to boost efficiency and assure the integrity of its products.The advances improve precision, boost efficiency and will create new market applications for Noble’s products, said Jeff Keane, Noble’s chief executive officer. Noble manufacturers silver-coated textiles that are woven into garments for athletes and soldiers. Continue Reading…

  3. EggZack Joins Newspaper New Media Market

    EggZack Inc. of Bethlehem recently announced its strategic service expansion into the newspaper industry on a national level. “Many papers are now offering Web design, social media optimization and the like. EggZack can be offered to  fulfill the social media and search engine optimization component, with literally one posting for 18 online outlet channels,” EggZack Continue Reading…

  4. Viddler Enhances Support for Adobe DPS

    Interactive media developer Viddler has announced enhanced support for Adobe Systems’ Digital Publishing Suite (DPS). Viddler account holders now have the ability to easily incorporate video content in native apps for tablets and smartphones. Connected DPS app users can play video without the burden of large file sizes and long download times. Read More:

  5. OraSure Announces Rapid HCV Testing in Support of National Hepatitis Testing Day

    OraSure Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:OSUR) announced its support of numerous rapid hepatitis C (HCV) testing initiatives for National Hepatitis Testing Day on May 19, 2014. These testing initiatives, happening across the country, will help encourage thousands of people in the U.S. to get tested for hepatitis C with the OraQuick® HCV rapid test. Read more:

  6. Capturing Potential of Early-Stage Firms

    The life sciences industry in the Greater Lehigh Valley and throughout Pennsylvania produces medical breakthrough products benefiting not just those who live and work in the region but throughout the world, giving the state’s economy a boost in the process. Read more:

  7. The Entrepreneur – View Our New Video!

    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. View here:

  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.

  1. Founder of Cambridge-Lee Industries Featured in Keystone Edge

    Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania has been a great partner to Cambridge-Lee. We’ve worked on a couple projects with them, and we’re just about to embark on another. Especially as we’re looking at more productivity and technology improvement — when you want to try to have some game-changers — they’ve been a great resource. Continue Reading…

  2. Founder of Saladax Biomedical Featured in Keystone Edge

    Sal and I both lived in New Jersey (he now has a home in Bethlehem; I still live in Hoboken), so our natural inclination was to start the company in New Jersey. But a business contact of ours from Pennsylvania took us to Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern PA and the Pennsylvania Life Science Greenhouse, and before Continue Reading…

  3. Staff’s determination ‘lights’ up tech event

    Lehigh Valley Business reporter Stacy Wescoe humorously blogs on how lighting up the ixchange centerpieces is a metaphor for the work of the Ben Franklin Technology Partners. Read more:

  4. I Xchange thanks former governor for getting it all started

    In 1983, when then-Gov. Dick Thornburgh signed the bill creating the Pennsylvania Ben Franklin Partnership, he knew something needed to be done to tap into the educational resources of the state to build its technology industries. Read more:

  5. 550+ Attend Ben Franklin ixchange

    Former Governor Dick Thornburgh Was Among Award Winners On Tuesday, May 7th, the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BFTP/NEP) hosted its annual ixchange at the Zoellner Arts Center on the campus of Lehigh University in Bethlehem. More than 550 technology entrepreneurs, business people, venture capitalists, economic developers, political leaders, and regional influencers from Continue Reading…

  6. Ben Franklin ixchange survey

    If you attended the Ben Franklin ixchange on Tuesday, May 6th, thank you for joining us and we welcome your feedback! Please CLICK HERE to complete a brief survey.

  7. A good problem to have: Keystone Automation needs more people to keep up with orders

    “We’re familiar with a whole bunch of industries” from cosmetics to heavy manufacturing, Keystone Automation CEO Mike Duffy said. “That’s intentional, so that when one line of work slows, another can pick up the slack.” Read more:

  8. Ixchange looks to spark big I-deas

    The ‘I’ is short for idea. The I Xchange refers to an exchange of ideas that is supported both through executive networking and through the keynote presentation by a nationally known speaker. Read more: